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: The True Story of Kaspar Hauser

It was really late one evening back when I studied in the dark and cold north of Sweden, when I turned on the TV to see a curiously strange scene from a German movie. I simple man was standing perfectly still, hand raised in the air holing a small paper note (a plead to theContinue reading “Thoughts on: The True Story of Kaspar Hauser”

Thoughts on: “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

I don’t think much about race, why would I? Im a white man. I’m the norm. Have you ever played a video game with a character selection screen? I’m the default character. The book was an emotional rollercoaster of self-reflection. It left my head spinning and I realized how little time I’ve spent contemplating theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge”

Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

This was the right book at the wrong time for me. I can see myself loving it 10 years ago, when I was had a more gloomy and cynical outlook on life, I can hear myself saying, “This book really gets it”. (It don’t miss those days. 😂) While I can still see the qualities;Continue reading “Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse”

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”