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”

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”

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”