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: 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”

Thoughts on: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Time travel, the beginning of the universe, wormholes and string theory. Considering the complexity of some of these topics it is strange that the book has become an international bestseller. Though, I read somewhere that it is one of the most gifted books; but also the least read. 📝 Children dare to ask questions adultsContinue reading “Thoughts on: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking”

Thoughts on: The Life of Greece by Will Durant

When I first posted my goal of making Ancient Greece the focus of my studies this year, I someone cautioned me that it might be too much to deal with in such a short time. It was only after getting a few hours into this book that I understood what she/he meant: it’s impossible toContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Life of Greece by Will Durant”

Thoughts on: “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Joe Dispenza

“Your thoughts have consequences so great that they create your reality.” How did that quote make you feel? Did you throw up a little in your mouth, or did you get intrigued to know more? That feeling is probably a good indicator for how you feel about this book. Reality creation and manifestation books comesContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Joe Dispenza”

Thoughts on: ‘Richard Nixon: A Life’ John A. Farrell

Some reading projects are more ambitious than others. On my journey to reading a biography of every American president the time has come for Nixon (I’m on 3 of 45). This is an excellent biography of a powerful, yet insecure and anxious man, in period of great turmoil historical. Corruption and paranoia; this dense biographyContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Richard Nixon: A Life’ John A. Farrell”

Thoughts on: ‘Grinding it Out’ by Ray Croc

Ray Croc was a 52 year when he first met the McDonald brothers in San Bernardino, California. He was impressed with the operation they got going; and the French fries in particular. Ray had seen his fair share of restaurants in his days as a multimixer salesman, but this one was special. The limited menu,Continue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Grinding it Out’ by Ray Croc”

Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 4) – The Far East

My longest book to date has reached its end, and this is just the 1st volume (out of 11) in the The Story of Civilization series by Will Durant. This last part focused on ancient China and Japan. Was it worth it? We are talking about a 50 hour audiobook. Yes, I think so! DoesContinue reading “Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 4) – The Far East”

Thoughts on: Educated by Tara Westover

A memoir. Likely one of the best I’ve read. —— Tara grew up in a pious Mormon family lead by a survivalist father with a fondness for conspiracy theories. His plan was to be fully self-reliant and “off the grid” before the End of Days, an event he was sure to be imminent. Tara’s storyContinue reading “Thoughts on: Educated by Tara Westover”