Thoughts on: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

He laid down on the floor of the hospital corridor as security guard approached.-“Sir, you can’t lie down here.”-“I’m sorry”, I said, gasping out the words. “Bad…back…spasms…”-“You still can’t lie down here, sir.”-“I’m sorry but—IM DYING FROM CANCER!””.David was just arriving at his destination. Years of study followed by excruciatingly long hours of residency wasContinue reading “Thoughts on: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi”

Thoughts on: Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

Is fear of being judged and rejected holding you back from greatness?.In this book we get to follow Jia Jiang crazy rejection journey to desensitize himself and build resilience through an experiment he called: 100 Days of Rejection.——-The idea of rejection therapy is simple but powerful: get rid of fear of rejection by putting yourselfContinue reading “Thoughts on: Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang”

Thoughts on: Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Now Rousseau is getting interesting! Imagine yourself a man of intellect, before the Darwinian theory, speculating about man in his naturals state before the burden of civilization was put on his/her shoulders.——-In Rousseau vision, natural man was a carefree and happy loner, peacefully roaming the woods. Picking apples to eat from the trees as heContinue reading “Thoughts on: Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau”

Quick Video Review – Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents: The 3 General Sources of Human SUFFERING

Freud talked about 3 sources of general suffering in his famous book Civilization And It’s Discontents. 1. The Body 2. Forces of Nature 3. Other People Civilization protects us in part from natural forces but it puts us in complex relationships with other people (taxes, landlords, neighbors etc..) that bring their own suffering. Are theContinue reading “Quick Video Review – Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents: The 3 General Sources of Human SUFFERING”

Thoughts on: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

Sometimes the idea of having read a book is more exciting than actually reading it. That’s the case with The Social Contract.———But “fun” and “easy” is seldom what we strive for in our quest for understanding. I knew this would be challenge to get through the works of the major thinkers of the history ofContinue reading “Thoughts on: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract”

Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow

There were two chance events that stood out to me that night I waled out of the murky cellar bar in central Stockholm where I had discussed this book with four other non-fiction junkies. —— The 1st coincidence was that during the cause of reading the book, one of the group members had unknowingly endedContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow”

Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Let’s face it, successful people and unsuccessful people have the same goals. It’s the systems and strategies you put in pace that makes the difference between the two. —— “You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the levels of your systems.” —- James Clears book is the ultimate guide toContinue reading “Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear”

Thoughts on: The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

The book has two parts; the 1st part is a sociological investigation where Orwell lives a ‘fly on the wall’-existence among the miners of an industrial town in northern England. He wants to experience life of the real working-class life first hand. A class whom he and his fellow half-bourgeois socialists claim to fight andContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell”

Thoughts on: Never Spilt the Difference by Chris Voss

Except for a few naturals, most of us hates negotiation at first. We get nervous, our hands sweat and our thinking breaks down.——-But it’s not really the person across the table that scares us; it’s conflict itself.Humans are made for living in tribes and getting along with the group is a natural priority for mostContinue reading “Thoughts on: Never Spilt the Difference by Chris Voss”

Thoughts on: “The Netocrats” by Bard & Söderqvist

I tried to explain this book to a colleague before christmas break; how it utterly fashinated me, even though I feel I only understood it partly, and how it had provided me with a new lens with which to see the world. — It must have caught his interest, cuz when I got back toContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Netocrats” by Bard & Söderqvist”