Thoughts on: “Steal the Show” by Michael Port

In preparation for my second speech at Toastmasters I though if would be good pick up some more tips and tricks for public speaking and speech writing. —————————————— The book is very basic, sometimes even threat you like a baby (one of his tips is not to scold you audience or stand with the backContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Steal the Show” by Michael Port”

Thoughts on: ”The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”

Benjamin Franklin was probably the most prominent character of the American Enlightenment. A scientist, politician, inventor, postmaster, civic activist, and one of the founding fathers of the United States of American. —————————————— The reason I like Franklin so much is his sense of wonder and curiosity about life and learning. This in combination with beingContinue reading “Thoughts on: ”The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin””

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”

Best Books of the Year – #4

#4 “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson —-— The gripping biography of the most prominent innovator of out time. ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— Parts goes to Isaacson for being able to write a 600 page book without any real low points, and parts goes to Steve for being such an interesting fella! Anyhow – it’sContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #4”

Top Books of the Year – #8

#8 “Drinking: A Love Story” by Caroline Knapp —- Caroline was a “high functioning” alcoholic. The type that can maintain jobs and relationships while exhibiting alcoholism. Her relationship with alcohol was build up into a very, very unhealthy one over a span of 20 years – but the process was so slow, that she barelyContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #8”

Top Books of 2017: The time has come!

The time has come for me to share the 10 books that stood out, had biggest impact and was most enjoyable of the 50 or so titles I read this year! ———————————— I feel like I can’t present this list without mentioning a few words about why I read and what I want from aContinue reading “Top Books of 2017: The time has come!”

Thoughts on: “Open” by Andre Agassi

I’m don’t care for sports, so it felt weird for me to tune into a thick biography of some tennis star I’ve never heard of. But I’ve heard good thinks from reliable sources so I decided to go for it. —————————————— I’m glad I did! —————————————— Andre Agassi’s father was a former boxer with aContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Open” by Andre Agassi”

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: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton

Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton We all lie like hell to ourselves and others, and it’s stresses us to death. —————– It’s to the point, unapologetic and without sugar coating. The honesty Dr Blanton is talking about is not just “truth is the best policy”, but to tell the truth as you experience it, inContinue reading “Thoughts on: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton”

Thoughts on: “The Stranger in the Woods”

Christopher Knight was 20 years old when he one day walked into the woods, never to return to society again. It took 27 years for him to reemerge, not by his own choosing, but because he got captured by the police for stealing food. ————— He spent a third of a century alone in theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Stranger in the Woods””