Book Reviews 2021

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The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter

Can embracing discomfort lead to a longer, healthier and happier life? Check out why I think this is one of the most important books of 2021

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Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson

In this Maps of Meaning, Jordan Peterson takes us on an odyssey through literature, mythology, religion. He attempts to connect that which for the longest time has been narrated through stories & myth, with what science now is telling us about the brain.

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Courage is Calling by Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday’s first book in his new series about the stoic virtues.The book focuses on the virtue of courage, but is it worth your time?

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On The Suffering of the World by Arthur Schopenhauer

Is suffering the main characteristic of the human condition? In this book review of On the Suffering of the World I try to summarize this philosophical gem!

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The Courage to Be Disliked - Ichiro Kishimi & Fukitake Koga

Failing self-confidence? Maybe some Adlerian psychology presented as a socratic dialogue will help you deal with the issue?

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a modern classic, but is it worth reading if you already heard about the concept of Flow before? Yes, and here is why!

Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation - Kevin Roose book review
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Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation - Kevin Roose

It’s not the case that you will find a robot substitute sitting at your desk one morning when you get to work, and you get shown the door. The effects of automation are more sneaky.

Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Book review
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Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The mother of all “Making a deal with the Devil”-stories. Goethes magnum opus.

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A World Without Email - Reimagining Work In an Age of Communication Overload

What if time blocks, email free Thursday’s, and turning off notifications is not enough? What if we need to totally re-imagine how we work to reclaim our productivity?

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Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

The most common regrets of the dying are not too surprising. Yet, when you here the stories of the lives of the people who carry them, the reality of these regrets really sinks in. A Great book!

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Notes From the Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Russian classic and a short and (bitter) sweet introduction to Dostoevsky.

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Boundaries - Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Boundaries – Biblical boundaries even?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man is a rope stretched between animal and the Übermensch—a rope over an abyss.”

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Stumbling on Happiness

A more accessible compliment to Thinking Fast and Slow, that might leave you frustrated at the shortcomings of the human brain.

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Why Buddhism is True - Robert Wright

“If you don’t feed a stray cat it quits coming to your door.” Thoughts think themselves, and you are not your thoughts. Don’t feed thoughts that don’t serve you.

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Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man - Sam Keen

What does it mean to be a man in a world that is confused about masculinity and manliness?

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Grant - Ron Chernow

1000 pages is a steep price to pay to learn about a war hero and president. Is it worth the price of admission?

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