Books

I struggle to find good book recommendations, there is no single source of book recommendations on the internet that appeals to my specific taste, it also doesn’t help that my taste keeps changing with the wind. I use this ‘books’ category to organise the thoughts and the library, like stamps in a passport.

Deep Work by Cal Newport

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. ‘Cal Newport is exceptional in the realm of self-help authors’ New York Times ‘Deep work’ is the ability to focus …

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Trial, error, and the God complex

What I’m watching —Trial, error, and the God complex, a TED talk by Tim Harford (@TimHarford). Official description: “Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems—and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start …

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BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES A TRUE STORY OF GENIUS, BETRAYAL AND REDEMPTION by Ben Mezrich

Read this fantastic book this bank holiday weekend. Its fantastic. One of the best ways to spend a weekend during lockdown. Some great quotes: Page 248: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. …

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Books

The ideas in books give me focus and help me to channel my ambition. I consult books for so many, many things. Below is a list of books that resonate with me – a flavor of where my head has been and how I have been able to be a student of how to optimise …

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