Book: Tribe of Mentors

“Short life advice from the best in the world” is a very fitting subtitle. Tim Ferriss has indeed contacted best in the world and asked them a roster of specially designed questions. They came back with surprising, wise and quirky answers. The array of personalities presented on these pages is immensely diverse and that makesContinue reading “Book: Tribe of Mentors”

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci has an Uberman fame. He painted the most acclaimed painting in history, designed war machines, perfect cities, airplanes, submarines and bridges. He discovered how human aortic valve really worked, authored one of the best medical illustrations in history, fathered modern map making… The list goes on and introducing him is not reallyContinue reading “Leonardo Da Vinci”

Book: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.   You don’t need to formally be a leader, nobody had to put you in that position, but you still can own the situation. No excuses, no bullshitting, just ownership. Extreme ownership gives you power. Power to own every situation, toContinue reading “Book: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin”

Book: Walden by Henry David Thoreau

“Walden” is a history of 1 year of Henry David Thoreau’s life when he decided to practice minimalism and live in a cabin that he has built by his own hands. It was an extreme case of practicing what he preached and he preached ( in 1800s ) that constant struggle to keep up withContinue reading “Book: Walden by Henry David Thoreau”

Book: Rising Strong: by Brené Brown

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. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; whoContinue reading “Book: Rising Strong: by Brené Brown”

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Surprisingly, the book feels very modern. Contrary to what many people remember from it, the burning of books was not issued by a totalitarian government, but by people themselves.They just didn’t like being offended. Amazon Link The artifitial chatter created by “walls” and “families” is very reminiscent about modern society. We dont like uncomfortable ideasContinue reading “Book: Fahrenheit 451”

Book: Moonshots in Education: Blended Learning in the Classroom by Esther Wojcicki

I met Esther Wojcicki during EU Hackathon devoted to education (which I kinda won). She is a most amazing person, the most decorated highschool teacher in US, mother the founder of personal genetic sequencing company , ceo of youtube and mother in law of this guy. Amazon Link „Moonshots in Education” is a handbook for improvingContinue reading “Book: Moonshots in Education: Blended Learning in the Classroom by Esther Wojcicki”

Book: The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

To say Thomas Edison is an iconic figure is an understatement. His image is so deeply entrenched within culture that its hard to separate what is truth and what is fiction and what constitutes a fact. Amazon Link The image of genius who just cant stop innovating was appealing and convenient for journalists of theContinue reading “Book: The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World”

Book: How Proust Can Change Your Life: by Alain de Botton

What I understood from the book was, that it really is important to stop and marvel at everyday life, which can be very profound. Ultimately, the goal is to see the world through artists eyes and particular object of the art is not very important. It is the perception, the noticing of the details inContinue reading “Book: How Proust Can Change Your Life: by Alain de Botton”