Best Books of the Year – #5

#5 “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer —-— Christopher McCandles was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992. He had left society and family behind, burned his money (literary) and set off on a journey to find the true essence of life, far away from job security, conformity and aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #5”

Thoughts on: “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert book is both a tribute to creativity and a practical guide to how to nurture your it. ———- Misconceptions are aplenty about what a creative life should look like, but you don’t have to quit your job, and spend a your days as a aquarelle painter, to live creativity. ———- Everyone is moreContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert”

Thoughts on: “The Glass Cage” by Nicholas Carr

The book is about how bad automation erode skill and create unfulfilling jobs which in turn create a self-fulfilling prophecy where previously masterful people makes mistakes pitching in for failing automated systems – human errors that turn into arguments for even more automation. —- It’s easy to discard this books as technophobic but there isContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Glass Cage” by Nicholas Carr”

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’”

New book Arrivals from the Mysterious Man Behind ‘Books on the Tub’

I Got a nice stack of books the other day from Mr. Books on the Tub. Have you read any of them? It was hard to choose which one to start with but I ended up with “The Glass Cage” from the author of “The Shallows”, Nicholas Carr. Which was one of my favorite booksContinue reading “New book Arrivals from the Mysterious Man Behind ‘Books on the Tub’”

Books on Health & Fitness?!

Heeey! I need to step up my game in the health and nutrition department. I’ve neglected this genre somewhat this year. I need some book recommendations! Anything fitness, lifting, food, nutrition, lifestyle related..anything really…. shoot! —————————— (It’s broccoli in my mouth…looked like a good idea on paper. Now I’m not so sure… 🥦 )

Public Shaming – It’s back!

There has been a great renaissance of the good ol’ punishment of public shaming. Our new favorite pastime, really! 😎 Jon Ronson has been traveling the world meeting with the subjects of high profile public shamings. What did they do? Did they deserve it? Are our actions justified? I’ve got his book on the topicContinue reading “Public Shaming – It’s back!”

Thoughts on: 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, in great detail and no matter how itContinue reading “Thoughts on: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton”

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!

Frozen balls, New Book and the Run of my Life

It was freezing, raining and windy but it was my last opportunity for a long run before Kullamannen 25k. So I took it! The biggest hurdle was not the weather, though, it was finding clothes to protect me from it. I’m moving houses this weekend and finding anything among all the boxes is almost impossible.Continue reading “Frozen balls, New Book and the Run of my Life”