Have revisited Ray Dalio's Principles. He talks about the "the one thing" to focus on. This is not a novel concept but I have mostly seen it talked about in the context of opportunities. Warren Buffet has a similar idea where he talks about two lists. One where all your life long career goals are … Continue reading The one big thing
Best Books of 2018
Well, it's that time of the year and I happen to be a sucker for a good end of year list. In an attempt to give back to the WWW, for all those great end of year lists, here it goes. My top 3 for the year is... #1 Tribe of Mentors - Tim Ferris … Continue reading Best Books of 2018
Books for Life: An Operating System
I remember reading Perec's Life A User's Manual. Don't remember much about it, I do like remember enjoying it and I do like the title (obviously - it's a good title). I wouldn't say this piece has been inspired by that book but gives me a reason to show off I have read relatively little … Continue reading Books for Life: An Operating System
Books for people who are looking for different ways of looking at life
Every once in a while it's worth to take note of our basic assumptions, thought patterns and habits that moves us through life. If you are generally a functional human being these are kind of your friends. After all you can't sit there pondering every single action and countless small decisions we have to make. … Continue reading Books for people who are looking for different ways of looking at life
Books for people who want to toughen up
Life, in its natural course, will throw all kinds of shit on us. It doesn't make sense to think otherwise. At best you'd be practising wishful thinking and at worst you'd be delusional. It's almost a rule of nature. Some very smart and old and very smart and not so old people have been talking … Continue reading Books for people who want to toughen up
Books for people looking to relax on a beach somewhere.
It's summer time and I have had some time off. That means, I did some reading. In case you have similar plans (time off + reading) here are some (humble) book recommendations. The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe: This to me is a perfect summer book. It's written by Tom Wolfe who is one of … Continue reading Books for people looking to relax on a beach somewhere.
Books for people looking for Freedom
Freedom means different things to different people and since I can't plug into the the brains of everyone and understand their definition of freedom I'll go with my definition of what it means.
Books for people who are fond “best of lists (i.e 2017)”
In a new tradition I bring you an ill timed best of the books I read in 2017 list. To be fair to me, I wrote this way back in December 2017 but somehow didn't get around to publishing it. Then, as time passed, it started to become awkward. I thought to myself "It's March … Continue reading Books for people who are fond “best of lists (i.e 2017)”
Books for people seeking simplicity
Try and remember a situation where you worked hard to achieve a goal only to see it slip away once you got there. Typical dieting scenario. Now think about a time where you put in a ton of work only to realize in hindsight a lot of it was unnecessary to get to the same … Continue reading Books for people seeking simplicity
Books for people who need a little inspiration
I was a lucky kid growing up. I had my parents around me, had as good an education I can get too outside of the family. Both my parents and teachers provided the best guidance they can and talked about life lessons and what they learnt. This of course is vastly better than not having … Continue reading Books for people who need a little inspiration