Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

I was not the only one that woke up confused with Donald Trump installed as president of the United States. ————————————————- This book has helped me understand how this could happen and why it came a such a surprise for a lot of people. ————————————————- The book is part memoir and part sociocultural analysis. J.Continue reading “Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance”

Top Books of the Year – #10

#10 Deep Work by Cal Newport —- While “The Shallows: What the Internet is going to our brains” by Nicholas Carr lays out the research on how the internet and technology impairs our ability to concentrate deeply, Cal Newport gives us the blueprint to how to reclaim focus in a time where everything is designedContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #10”

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: ‘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”

Thoughts on: ‘Norse Mythology’ by Neil Gaiman

It’s all well presented and somewhat interesting but I think I hoped for something other than what I got. I wished to read about what remnants of these myths can be found in today’s society. What have survived, and in that case, why? and what has it morphed into? But instead I got a “BestContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Norse Mythology’ by Neil Gaiman”

Thoughts on: “King of the World” by David Remnick

You don’t have to be a big fan of boxing yo enjoy this book. Only a small percentage of it is spent on the actual boxing while he bigger chunk of it deals with the early career of Ali; him joining the Nation of Islam and racial tensions of the era. ———————- For me theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “King of the World” by David Remnick”

Reading list updated!

I finally got my reading list (with scores!) from last year published on the site. I bet you’ll find something you like in there! Enjoy!

Thoughts on: “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind”

I feel like some book are meant to be studied rather just being read. There are some book that I decided not to review for this reason. Reading them ones just don’t do the trick, usually this is the case with esoteric writings like today’s book. ——————— So I read the book two more timesContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind””