Top Books of the Year – #8

#8 “Drinking: A Love Story” by Caroline Knapp —- Caroline was a “high functioning” alcoholic. The type that can maintain jobs and relationships while exhibiting alcoholism. Her relationship with alcohol was build up into a very, very unhealthy one over a span of 20 years – but the process was so slow, that she barelyContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #8”

Top Books of the Year – #10

#10 Deep Work by Cal Newport —- While “The Shallows: What the Internet is going to our brains” by Nicholas Carr lays out the research on how the internet and technology impairs our ability to concentrate deeply, Cal Newport gives us the blueprint to how to reclaim focus in a time where everything is designedContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #10”

Top Books of 2017: The time has come!

The time has come for me to share the 10 books that stood out, had biggest impact and was most enjoyable of the 50 or so titles I read this year! ———————————— I feel like I can’t present this list without mentioning a few words about why I read and what I want from aContinue reading “Top Books of 2017: The time has come!”

Thoughts on: “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert book is both a tribute to creativity and a practical guide to how to nurture your it. ———- Misconceptions are aplenty about what a creative life should look like, but you don’t have to quit your job, and spend a your days as a aquarelle painter, to live creativity. ———- Everyone is moreContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert”

Thoughts on: “Levels of Energy” by Frederick E. Dodson

DISCLAIMER: This book contains pseudoscience and mentions of aliens and demonic entities. 😀 I love when I get my hands on a book like this that gives me a new lens through which to see the world. The premise here is that there are clearly definable levels of energy, each corresponding with different actions, situations,Continue reading “Thoughts on: “Levels of Energy” by Frederick E. Dodson”

Raw & Unedited Notes: ‘So you’ve been Publicly Shamed’ by Jon Ronson

Disclaimer: These are the notes I took while reading this book and there might be missing quotation marks, unchecked facts and other errors. “And the one day it hit me. Something of real consequence was happening. We were at the start of a great renaissance of public shaming. After a lull of 180 years (publicContinue reading “Raw & Unedited Notes: ‘So you’ve been Publicly Shamed’ by Jon Ronson”

Review: The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test presents the recent scientific discoveries on how the ability to delay gratification influence our lives. Self control is a skill developed early in childhood, but can be improved later in life with certain techniques. Some of my takeaways: the use “if -then” statements in situations where I know my willpower will beContinue reading “Review: The Marshmallow Test”

Niche Books That Really Tickled My Fancy!

Now and then you need something completely different to spice thing up. I wanted to highlight a few cool books that stand out from what I usually read: —————————————— “Masters of Doom” by David Kushner Heavy metal, dungeons and dragons, huge egos and code! It’s the the story of Id software, the creators of legendaryContinue reading “Niche Books That Really Tickled My Fancy!”

Schizophrenic Review: ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ by George S. Clason

—— Positive version —— For you who’s starting out making a life for yourself or come from dept and struggle to make ends meet, this is a good start point for learning about the workings of moneyz. Bull or Bear market aside, there are universal rules governing the accumulation of wealth. Through engaging parables andContinue reading “Schizophrenic Review: ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ by George S. Clason”

New book Arrivals from the Mysterious Man Behind ‘Books on the Tub’

I Got a nice stack of books the other day from Mr. Books on the Tub. Have you read any of them? It was hard to choose which one to start with but I ended up with “The Glass Cage” from the author of “The Shallows”, Nicholas Carr. Which was one of my favorite booksContinue reading “New book Arrivals from the Mysterious Man Behind ‘Books on the Tub’”