Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow

There were two chance events that stood out to me that night I waled out of the murky cellar bar in central Stockholm where I had discussed this book with four other non-fiction junkies. —— The 1st coincidence was that during the cause of reading the book, one of the group members had unknowingly endedContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow”

Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Let’s face it, successful people and unsuccessful people have the same goals. It’s the systems and strategies you put in pace that makes the difference between the two. —— “You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the levels of your systems.” —- James Clears book is the ultimate guide toContinue reading “Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear”

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: “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Joe Dispenza

“Your thoughts have consequences so great that they create your reality.” How did that quote make you feel? Did you throw up a little in your mouth, or did you get intrigued to know more? That feeling is probably a good indicator for how you feel about this book. Reality creation and manifestation books comesContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Joe Dispenza”

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: ‘Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction’

After my fast I got sick with the flue. This was by the time I finished the Death of Expertise and I wanted to fill my time with something short, sweet and different before continuing through my To-Read-Pile. Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction is delivers on its name. It’s a concise history of theContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction’”