Book: Four Tendencies

Upholders ask: “Should I do this?” • Questioners ask: “Does this make sense?” • Obligers ask: “Does this matter to anyone else?” • Rebels ask: “Is this the person I want to be?” In this book, Gretchen Rubin introduces another framework to categorize people. I know, the idea of boxing in folks is flawed, butContinue reading “Book: Four Tendencies”

Book: Power of full engagement

“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.” The core tenet of the book is that you have to manage your energy if you want to achieve anything. The best way to manage your energy is to balance spending with replenishing. This is in line with what Tony Robbins is saying. The bookContinue reading “Book: Power of full engagement”

Book: Hard Thing about Hard Things

“Do you know the best thing about startups?” Ben: “What?” Marc: “You only ever experience two emotions: euphoria and terror. And I find that lack of sleep enhances them both.” Some people call this book the most important book about startups. Shane Parish from Farnam Street Blog has been singing praises about this book asContinue reading “Book: Hard Thing about Hard Things”

Book: Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Oh my, how I do love Hans Rosling! His “magic washing machine” TED talk may be my favorite of all time. „Factfulness” is a culmination of his life work. He literally wrote the book on his deathbed. It provides a framework for thinking about wealth distribution around the world, thinking about help and differentiating factContinue reading “Book: Factfulness by Hans Rosling”

Book: Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

This book is an excerpt and a summary of „Money: Master the game” also by Tony Robbins. I highly recommend any Tony Robbins book and this one is no exception. This one may be better for you than „Money”, since that is a tough one to read – but very valuable. Seemingly a book aboutContinue reading “Book: Unshakeable by Tony Robbins”

Book: Essentialism – the disciplined pursuit of less

This is such an easy concept to grasp, but so hard to implement. The core premise is „You must do and only do what is essential”. Intuitively we all know it – we have to focus our efforts and do important stuff instead of paddling on the river of constant unimportant thingies. But interruptions areContinue reading “Book: Essentialism – the disciplined pursuit of less”

Book: Skin in the Game

Only those, who have skin in the game know what they are talking about, because they cannot afford cheap talk. In the modern world, very often we have situation where one side has much more risk than the other. It is baffling that usually the side that has almost no risk advises the side thatContinue reading “Book: Skin in the Game”

Book: Purple Cow: Transform your business by being remarkable

This book is about what I perceive as marketing: creating products that really resonate with the core audience and designing / packaging them in a way that the customers cannot help themselves but to tell their friends. Are you wondering why “purple cow?”. Because its stands out among black and white! Trying to make stuffContinue reading “Book: Purple Cow: Transform your business by being remarkable”

Book: Remote – Office not required

„Remote” by David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) and Jason Fried is a book about (you guessed it) remote work. Both DHH and Jason are huge advocates of the distributed setup as they should – they run a company called Basecamp that hires remotely. And so am I – I work in one of the biggest distributedContinue reading “Book: Remote – Office not required”

Book: Born to run

This book is not a manual how to run. It is however, a gripping tale of how a group of western world’s best endurance athletes came together to race an ultra marathon with fabled Mexican tribesmen called Tarahumara. If it was was fiction, it would not be believable. Yeah, but what about actual running? TheContinue reading “Book: Born to run”