*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 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 several books on the topic of decision-making, a lot more than I will ever read, but here are a couple of recommendations if the topic is of interest to you. If you aren’t interested - maybe you should be. “Surprisingly” we are not as rational as we might think. Our feelings, perceptions and … Continue reading Books on psychology, our irrational mind, thinking and decisions
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way To start with - it’s actually not really about stoicism - but about overcoming obstacles. But along with other preconceptions that I held it was one of those that originally kept my away from the book. Yes to start with I thought the book was about stoicism. … Continue reading Ryan Holiday’s book on stoicism