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
If only I had the right idea. Where do people get all those ideas from!? A few of the statements that gets thrown around a lot by people who can’t seem to get their creative mind flowing. They would love to start a new business, find a new way of doing something they love or … Continue reading How to be creative and get new ideas
I’m in the midst of reading "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman. An extremely interesting book, if you have any interest in how you and others form their decisions. I will not discuss the entire book here, as obviously I haven’t finished it yet, but I would like to write a thing or two … Continue reading Law of small numbers in statistics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8rmi95pYL0 I watched this TED talk today, and actually found it rather interesting. Mainly because it seems to deliver some arguments, that might speak against some of the principles of stoicism. As I am quite fascinated by stoicism, this really caught my attention. A part of stoicism is fighting hedonic adaptation, by being content with what … Continue reading Optimism bias – a strike on stoicism?