Double review: “Good to Great” and “Autobiography of a Yogi”

Good to Great (GtG) lays out the result of a study that was set out to find the universal distinguishing characteristic of companies that went from good to great performance and sustained it for over fifteen years. —————— Autobiography of a yogi is the is the life account of Yogananda Paramahansa; the yogi than introducedContinue reading “Double review: “Good to Great” and “Autobiography of a Yogi””

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: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Christopher McCandless was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992. He graduated 2 years earlier, having what we would call a “promising” career ahead of him. But Alex had other plans. He donated his 25.000$ worth of savings to charity, left his family and society as a whole. Disgusted byContinue reading “Thoughts on: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer”

Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner

Brad Warner is punk rocker turned Zen master. He is “controversial” because he is not part of either of the two dominating fractions of Zen in the west; the overly intellectualized one or the woo-woo New age version. —————————————— He wants to make Zen available and practical for to regular people with normal lives andContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner”

Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

What does the expression “Wherever you go, there you are” point towards? ————- Wherever you travel you always bring yourself with you. It’s easy to think that with a new job at a new company will finally make you happy. A few months later, after scoring that new job, you start to think: “if onlyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn”

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”

I don’t know if this makes (Z)ense?

When I read books on very esoteric/unusual topics it feels like its pretty hard to review them after just one read. These books are usually pretty condensed and each sentence by itself needs some reflection.  In an attempt to remedy this I’m reading (in this case listening) the book several times before I review it.Continue reading “I don’t know if this makes (Z)ense?”