Lots have been written and said about time-management and optimization of each day lived. It is probably one of the most popular topics to write about. This probably also means that this piece I am writing right now, will be lost in the vast blue sea of self-help blog-posts. But that is okay. The book … Continue reading Don’t have enough time? How to live on 24 hours a day
I'm about halfway through Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and as I said in an recent installment of my weekly blogpost, LFK Thoughtful Weekends it is headed to be one of the most important books I have ever read - and I read quite a few. It is said to be the "classical" work … Continue reading The distraction economy kills happiness
*Notes on the book towards the end As mentioned before I can't really remember when I was first introduced to stoicism, but I think some of the first stoic texts I read was from Seneca. Shortly after being introduced to stoicism I stumbled upon A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic … Continue reading “A guide to the good life” – and notes
Some months have passed since I read this book: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I can’t really tell why I haven’t felt the urge to write about it yet though. Perhaps more because of the impression about Steve Jobs I was left with after reading it, than the book in itself. I have read Walter Isaacson’s … Continue reading Steve Jobs – an evil character
I've had this book on my shelf for quite some while. I actually started reading it while in Dublin on a business trip some 6-8 months ago - got very amused by it, but at the time I was in the midst of two other books so had to leave it for some while and … Continue reading Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman!
I can’t recall who led me onto Benjamin Franklin(B.F.). It might have been Ryan Holiday or Tim Ferriss, apart from these two however a lot of historical leaders have claimed to either read or always carried along The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. For this reason I bought it several years ago. I do not know … Continue reading Benjamin Franklin biographies – which should you read?
I have mentioned The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship before, back then just referencing almost an entire chapter called The Magical Kitchen and recommending people to read the entire book. But recently I re-read it and realized how much it had actually impacted my view on all types of relationships; … Continue reading The best book on relationships
I have seen this recommended over and over again, and had kind of been looking forward to getting started with it. Having read book by Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, this was going to be my first encounter with Aristotle. To cut the story kind of short, I was somewhat disappointed. I do not know if … Continue reading Stoic books: Aristotle – The Nichomachean Ethics
There are actually two things that brought me onto this book. First, or what chronically actually is second as I will explain shortly, it showed as related content on Amazon when I was looking for Into the wild, which I have written about here as Jon Krakauer is the author of both. But actually I … Continue reading Into thin air – the Everest disaster
I stumbled upon this story in a quite unusual way. Usually I find interesting documentaries, movies and content in general from blogs, people I follow etc. I almost never watch TV or consume, what could be called random content – it's almost always a deliberate choice, which has both up- and downsides, but that's a … Continue reading Into the wild – Christopher McCandless aka. Alexander Supertramp