Book: Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez

The truth is we know little about the wolf. What we know a good deal more about is what we imagine the wolf to be. This was a very sad book to read. Humanity has dealt the wolves great injustice, blaming them for everything under the sun (and the moon), and then some more. BarryContinue reading “Book: Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez”

Book: The End is Always Near by Dan Carlin

I love Dan Carlin’s „Hardcore History” podcast. The stories of mundane concerns during wars, plagues, and other terrible events in human history are somehow deeply informative of the human spirit. I am very grateful that Dan spares the gory details, but he keeps in the weight of the event and pulls lessons from the historyContinue reading “Book: The End is Always Near by Dan Carlin”

Book: Elon Musk – Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

“ELON MUSK IS A BODY THAT REMAINS VERY MUCH IN MOTION.” Elon Musk needs no introductions. His biography is not only an analysis of his way of thinking but also a treasure trove of exciting Silicon Valley history and current trivia. While investigating the life of Elon, we learn about PayPal, Tesla, Solar City, andContinue reading “Book: Elon Musk – Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”

Book: Brain Rules by John Medina

„The brain appears to be designed to (1) solve problems (2) related to surviving (3) in an unstable outdoor environment, and (4) to do so in nearly constant motion. I call this the brain’s performance envelope.” We tend to perceive the human brain as a magical box that does its own thing regardless of theContinue reading “Book: Brain Rules by John Medina”

Captivate: the science of succeeding with people by Vanessa Van Edwards

“Don’t impress people; engage them.” This is a note to self. It comes up over and over again in every book about interpersonal communication. People want to hear about themselves, not you. The quickest way for them to open up and like you is is to LISTEN. Which, coincidentally Vanessa had to do when sheContinue reading “Captivate: the science of succeeding with people by Vanessa Van Edwards”

Book: Homo Deus – a history of Tomorrow

Homo Deus is a book about the possible paths for humanity. Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens takes his insightful analysis of our species history and maps the trends and technological advances to present us with a possible future. I find this analysis highly accurate and agree with him on the direction we are facing.