Book Reviews 2021

The Courage to Be Disliked – Ichiro Kishimi & Fukitake Koga
Failing self-confidence? Maybe some Adlerian psychology presented as a socratic dialogue will help you deal with the issue?
Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation – Kevin Roose
It’s not the case that you will find a robot substitute sitting at your desk one morning when you get to work, and you get shown the door. The effects of automation are more sneaky.
Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mother of all “Making a deal with the Devil”-stories. Goethes magnum opus.
A World Without Email – Reimagining Work In an Age of Communication Overload – Cal Newport
What if time blocks, email free Thursday’s, and turning off notifications is not enough? What if we need to totally re-imagine how we work to reclaim our productivity?
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – Bronnie Ware
The most common regrets of the dying are not too surprising. Yet, when you here the stories of the lives of the people who carry them, the reality of these regrets really sinks in. A Great book!
Notes From the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
A Russian classic and a short and (bitter) sweet introduction to Dostoevsky.
Boundaries – Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Boundaries – Biblical boundaries even?
Stumbling on Happiness
A more accessible compliment to Thinking Fast and Slow, that might leave you frustrated at the shortcomings of the human brain.
Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man – Sam Keen
What does it mean to be a man in a world that is confused about masculinity and manliness?
Grant – Ron Chernow
1000 pages is a steep price to pay to learn about a war hero and president. Is it worth the price of admission?
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