Thoughts on: “”The River of Doubt” by Candice Millard

In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest by some crazy saloonkeeper on his way to deliver a speech on his third term election campaign. The bullet was slowed by his spectacle case and speech manuscript in his inner pocket, which kept it from reaching his lungs or heart. With blood dripping from hisContinue reading “Thoughts on: “”The River of Doubt” by Candice Millard”

Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

What does the expression “Wherever you go, there you are” point towards? ————- Wherever you travel you always bring yourself with you. It’s easy to think that with a new job at a new company will finally make you happy. A few months later, after scoring that new job, you start to think: “if onlyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn”

Thoughts on: “At the Existentialists Café” by Sarah Bakewell

Time for a small break from the Top- 10 countdown before it reaches its crescendo. 😎 —— This became my first encounter with the modern existentialists thanks to a recommendation by @inside_brians_brain . In this book we get to know Sartre and de Beauvoir primarily – but also Camus, Heidegger, Merleau Ponty to name aContinue reading “Thoughts on: “At the Existentialists Café” by Sarah Bakewell”

Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

I was not the only one that woke up confused with Donald Trump installed as president of the United States. ————————————————- This book has helped me understand how this could happen and why it came a such a surprise for a lot of people. ————————————————- The book is part memoir and part sociocultural analysis. J.Continue reading “Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance”

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”

Thoughts on: “Open” by Andre Agassi

I’m don’t care for sports, so it felt weird for me to tune into a thick biography of some tennis star I’ve never heard of. But I’ve heard good thinks from reliable sources so I decided to go for it. —————————————— I’m glad I did! —————————————— Andre Agassi’s father was a former boxer with aContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Open” by Andre Agassi”

Thoughts on: ‘Everybody Lies – Big Data, New Day and What the Internet Can Tell Us Who We Really Are’

The premise of this book is that big data is destined to have a big impact on social sciences. By analyzing millions of peoples behavior online we get access to data is not just new, it’s honest. It shows things previously hidden and private. ——————— The research presented in this book is based on GoogleContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Everybody Lies – Big Data, New Day and What the Internet Can Tell Us Who We Really Are’”

Thoughts on: ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport

A friend mentioned that this book might be of interest to me in a discussion we had about one of my favorite books this year; “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr. —————- While Carrs book is centered around why distractions are bad for us and the science behind it, Cal Newport focuses more on the importanceContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport”

Thoughts on: ‘Shoe dog’ by Phil Knight

‘Shoe dog’ is industry slang for someone who has dedicated his or her life to the footwear industry. Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, is definitely is one of them. —————————————— He wanted to be an athlete but didn’t have the skills. Is there a way to experience what athletes did without being one? HeContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Shoe dog’ by Phil Knight”