Guns, Germs, and Steel

The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Read 2018-9-26, Rating 6/10 Questions about inequality in the modern world can be reformulated as follows: why did wealth and power become distributed as they now are? History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples environments not because of biological differences among peoples […]

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird Read:  2018-01-29, Rating:  9/10. This book offers thought-provoking ways to provoke thought. I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas. —Albert Einstein Understand deeply: Don’t […]

Little Bets

by Peter Sims Read:  2018-01-19, Rating:  5/10. You can’t put into a spreadsheet how people are going to behave around a new product. Jeff Bezos will say David Galenson Two types of Innovators: Conceptual – Mozart, bold new ideas, breakthroughs early in life Experiential innovation – experimental, iterative, trial and error, persistence, accept failures and […]

How Not to Be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg Read:  2018-01-02, Rating:  6/10. I wanted to like this book, but some concepts are explained in brief and others are strung out without conclusions. The title is misleading. This book is more about the power of mathematical thinking than how not to be wrong. My Notes: WHEN […]

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

So Good They Can’t Ignore You:
Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. Passion Is Rare. Most any work can become the foundation for a compelling career. Enthusiasm alone is not rare and valuable and is therefore not worth much in terms of career capital. A good career mission is similar to a scientific breakthrough—it’s an innovation waiting to be discovered in the adjacent possible of your field.

Born to Win

Find Your Success Code by Zig Ziglar. You are born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win; then and only then can you expect to win. You can change who you are, and what you are, by changing what goes into your mind. You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.