Thoughts on: “The Expedition: A Love Story” by Bea Uusma

In 1897, three swedish scientists leaves for a polar expedition in a hydrogen balloon. Thirty years later they are found, by accident, dead on a deserted island. What happened to them and why did they die? ——- The author, Bea Uusma (@bea_uusma ), gets obsessed by the subject and spends decades trying to find outContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Expedition: A Love Story” by Bea Uusma”

Thoughts on: ”Creativity, Inc.” by Ed Catmull

Ed Catmull decided to create the first ever computer animated feature film, it took him 20 years, but with the premiere of “Toy Story” he reached he goal. Now he turned to another challenge; to create a sustainable creative work environment. ————- This is not a “The 10 Things to Do to Be a GreatContinue reading “Thoughts on: ”Creativity, Inc.” by Ed Catmull”

Thoughts on: “Design of Everyday Things” by Don Norman

Sometimes you need something completely different. This was a palate cleanser book for me. —————————– Engineers are too logical at times, while people are not. As a game developer, you something hear people complaining: “They are playing it wrong!” when you first let people outside your project group play the game for the first time.Continue reading “Thoughts on: “Design of Everyday Things” by Don Norman”

Thoughts on: “American Kingpin” by Nick Bilton

A failed physicist libertarian created the “Amazon of drugs” on the dark web, banking on the anonymity of Bitcoin and Thor (a web anonymous browser). His name was Ross Ulbricht and the site name was “the Silk Road”. —— He wanted to challenge the government led “war on drugs”, which he saw as a hugeContinue reading “Thoughts on: “American Kingpin” by Nick Bilton”

Thoughts & Notes: “Overdiagnosed” by Dr. Gilbert Welch

This time I will focus on the notes! Here we go: —— 📝 Overdiagnosis occur when people get diagnosed with conditions that might never cause symptoms or death. —— 📝 A overdiagnosed patient can’t be treated, only harmed. —— 📝 Overdiagnosis started with the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. Which have helped aContinue reading “Thoughts & Notes: “Overdiagnosed” by Dr. Gilbert Welch”

Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein

“When we let the ego have free reign we suffer – but when we learn to let go, we are free.” —— Dr. Epstein explores where psychotherapy and Buddhism can complement each other in the persuit of mental wellness. —— The Buddha and Freud, Dr Epstein says, came to a similar conclusion. Ego is theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein”

Thoughts on: “Deng Xiaoping” by Alexander V. Pantsov

Deng Xiaoping led China through far reaching reforms in the post Mao era and is often credited as the force behind China’s spectacular economic growth. The expansion of the Chinese market and opening up the country to international trade is a part of his legacy, but also less glamorous deeds, such as the massacre onContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Deng Xiaoping” by Alexander V. Pantsov”

Thoughts on: “Fables of Fortune” by Richard Watts

“Fable of Fortune – What rich people have that you don’t want.” —————- Richard Watts has worked as a legal counsel for the super rich for many years. In his book he shares stories for this hidden world, showing that it might not be all roses after all. —————- This is not a psychological studyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Fables of Fortune” by Richard Watts”

Thoughts on: “Superintelligence” by Nick Bostrom

Bostrom paints a gloomy picture of what’s in store for us would we ever develop a superintelligence. It left me depressed, but I think it’s essential to have rudimentary understanding of the challenges a general artificial intelligence would entail. This book presents potential paths to reach superintelligence and dives deep into the problem of controllingContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Superintelligence” by Nick Bostrom”

Thoughts on: “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer

“Into Thin Air” is Jon Krakauers gripping first hand account of the May 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. Standing on the top of the worlds highest mountain he couldn’t see any signs of a deadly storm coming in. But he was wrong. When the group arrived at base camp, the mountain had claimed 5 lives andContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer”