Thoughts on: Lifespan by David A. Sinclair

This book will blow your mind with the latest research in the field of longevity. It talks about aging as a disease caused by loss of information—and that aging is not at all inevitable..Rather, it’s could be much easier to cure aging itself than it’s symptoms I.e. cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. 📝 Death andContinue reading “Thoughts on: Lifespan by David A. Sinclair”

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: 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”

Thoughts on: “The Better Angels of Our Nature” by Steven Pinker

It’s an odyssey through the history of human violence. Pinkers thesis is that we have seen a great decline in violence both in the long term , as well as short term history of mankind and he sets out to find out why this is. This is a dense book. I listened to the audiobookContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Better Angels of Our Nature” by Steven Pinker”

Thoughts on: ”Influence” by Robert Cialdini

Cialdinis book is a must read for everyone. Whether you try to influence someone or want to avoid being influenced by others. To know the weaknesses of the the brains reasoning abilities is the best way to protect ourself against making bad decisions. This book is jam packed with amazing facts, science and stories thatContinue reading “Thoughts on: ”Influence” by Robert Cialdini”

Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 2) – The Near East

The second part of this tome (1200+ pages) is focused on the Ancient civilizations of the Near East; Egypt, Persia, Babylonia, Judea etc.. 📝 “It is in the nature of an empire to disintegrate soon, for the energy that created it disappears from those who inherits it.” 📝 Persia was founded by a stoic people,Continue reading “Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 2) – The Near East”

Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” – Gabor Maté

💉 An excellent introduction to the complex problem of addiction. Dr. Gabors is specialized in its study and treatment. His book offers powerful portraits of his patient lives, the story of his own addictive behaviors and the path to recovery. 📝 “As a rule, whatever we don’t deal with in our lives we pass onContinue reading “Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” – Gabor Maté”

Favorite Books of the Year 2018: 21 Lessons for the 21 century

What Harari has done here is quite a feat. He has squeezed what could easily been a series of books into one volume, covering topics like: —- ▪️The resurrection of nationalism. ▫️What to do in a post-jobs world. ▪️The opportunity cost of fighting terrorism. ▫️Why we need a deep understanding of suffering and how toContinue reading “Favorite Books of the Year 2018: 21 Lessons for the 21 century”

My Year in Books with @danjmartinwa

“I listen to nearly one book per day, plus very many podcasts. I learn something I never knew from each book. Books,like people, know many stories and facts I don’t. Every day the parameter of my ignorance expands just like the universe. Here are some books that really stood out to me this year! –Continue reading “My Year in Books with @danjmartinwa”