Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

I was not the only one that woke up confused with Donald Trump installed as president of the United States. ————————————————- This book has helped me understand how this could happen and why it came a such a surprise for a lot of people. ————————————————- The book is part memoir and part sociocultural analysis. J. […]

Top Books of the Year – #10

#10 Deep Work by Cal Newport —- While “The Shallows: What the Internet is going to our brains” by Nicholas Carr lays out the research on how the internet and technology impairs our ability to concentrate deeply, Cal Newport gives us the blueprint to how to reclaim focus in a time where everything is designed […]

Thoughts on: ‘Shoe dog’ by Phil Knight

‘Shoe dog’ is industry slang for someone who has dedicated his or her life to the footwear industry. Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, is definitely is one of them. —————————————— He wanted to be an athlete but didn’t have the skills. Is there a way to experience what athletes did without being one? He […]

Review: The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test presents the recent scientific discoveries on how the ability to delay gratification influence our lives. Self control is a skill developed early in childhood, but can be improved later in life with certain techniques. Some of my takeaways: the use “if -then” statements in situations where I know my willpower will be […]

Thoughts on: “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind”

I feel like some book are meant to be studied rather just being read. There are some book that I decided not to review for this reason. Reading them ones just don’t do the trick, usually this is the case with esoteric writings like today’s book. ——————— So I read the book two more times […]

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