Book Thoughts – How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell

Ah Montaigne! I’m glad I got to know you. You are now officially added to my list of peculiar historical men that fascinate me to no end – alongside Ben Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt.He wrote 107 essays with simple titles like Of Friendship, Of Cannibals, Of Names and Of Cripples. He was an observer ofContinue reading “Book Thoughts – How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell”

Book Review: Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler

Everyone has a goal from which most of our actions flows. This is what determines a persons psychic life according to legendary psychotherapist Alfred Adler. We can’t think, will, or dream without these activities being determined and directed towards an objective. We might be more or less conscious of what this objective is, but it’sContinue reading “Book Review: Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler”

Book Review: The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to be Disliked – An introduction to Adlerian psychology It’s not about the cards your are dealt, but how you play them. This book adds philosophy to Adlerian psychology in an attempt to reshape the way you view the role of trauma in an individuals life. The main idea is that you areContinue reading “Book Review: The Courage to Be Disliked”

Book Review – Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Our nameless protagonist is a vile man. A former bureaucrat, about 40 years of age, and well educated. “I am a sick man… I am a spiteful man. I am an unpleasant man. I think my liver is diseased. “ Let’s call him the Underground Man. The book is made out of two parts: theContinue reading “Book Review – Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness talks surprisingly little about happiness. Instead it focuses on how we fail to predict how the outcomes of our actions will make us feel in the future. We are not wired to predict the future accurately. Shortcomings in our way of thinking makes us terrible forecasters of how our current actions willContinue reading “Book Review: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert”

Book Review – Futureproof: 9 Rules for Human in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose

Why would you read a book on AI each year? Because you want keep a watching eye on developments in that field and see how you can preserve a competitive edge in a world of rapid automation. And because it fascinating, both the tech in itself and the possible impact it has on what itContinue reading “Book Review – Futureproof: 9 Rules for Human in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose”

Review: Faust by Goethe

The book is written by one of the most prominent western writers and thinkers, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. A work that he spent almost all his life iterating on and he wasn’t done until he was in his 80:s. It’s a blueprint for how to life, one could say, but also the original “making aContinue reading “Review: Faust by Goethe”

Bhagavad Gita, Video Game Development, and Outcome Independence.

“You have the right to work, but not to the fruit of work. Never engage in action for the sake of reward.” –Bhagavad Gita I have always been a huge video game fan and when I finally landed a job in the games industry after years of schooling and honing my skill I was extremelyContinue reading “Bhagavad Gita, Video Game Development, and Outcome Independence.”

How to Get More Reading Done – How I Manage to Read 40+ Books Each Year (VIDEO)

Want to get more reading done despite a busy schedule or complicated life situation? Here are 4 hacks that help me hit by reading goals each year: I’m not a fast reader. To be honest my reading speed was below average last time I checked – but I have a few tips to share onContinue reading “How to Get More Reading Done – How I Manage to Read 40+ Books Each Year (VIDEO)”

Thoughts on: Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley

Being oversubscribed is about having more customers than you could possibly serve. Why would you want to be in that position? Don’t you want to be able to serve every possible client and make every $?.Not necessarily. Being oversubscribed allow you focus on the clients you already have and spend less time hunting new onesContinue reading “Thoughts on: Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley”