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Books

Notes from the books I've read.

You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney

Read 4 days ago
"In science, we move closer to the truth by seeking evidence to the contrary. Perhaps the same method should inform our opinions as well."
The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber

The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber

Read about 1 month ago
"It's impossible to learn which you believe you already know."
Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow

Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow

Read about 1 month ago
"If your mind's natural view of the world is skewed, it's skewed for a reason."
Keep Going by Austin Kleon

Keep Going by Austin Kleon

Read about 2 months ago
"Walking is a way to find possibility in your life when there doesn't seem to be any left."
The New Corporation by Joel Bakan

The New Corporation by Joel Bakan

Read about 2 months ago
"Corporation's freedom detracts from our freedom, and it's a zero-sum game."
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Read about 2 months ago
"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life."
The Practice by Seth Godin

The Practice by Seth Godin

Read about 2 months ago
"The practice requires you to seek out experience of uncertainty to place yourself in a room where you will create discomfort."
Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson

Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson

Read about 2 months ago
"Living well does not mean avoiding suffering; it means suffering for the right reasons. Because if we're going to be forced to suffer by simply existing, we might as well learn how to suffer well."
Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Read about 2 months ago
"Beasts of England beasts of Ireland, Beasts of every land and clime, Hearken to my joyful tidings, Of the golden future time."
The Conscious Creative by Kelly Small

The Conscious Creative by Kelly Small

Read 2 months ago
"I am committed to acting as ethically as I can while accepting my compulsory participation in a problematic capitalist paradigm."
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition by William Zinsser

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition by William Zinsser

Read 2 months ago
"An occasional short sentence can carry a tremendous punch."
This Is Marketing by Seth Godin

This Is Marketing by Seth Godin

Read 3 months ago
"What people say about you is more important than what you say."
The Best Interface is No Interface by Golden Krishna

The Best Interface is No Interface by Golden Krishna

Read 3 months ago
"Our love for the digital interface is out of control, and our obsession is ruining the future of innovation."
Your Music and People by Derek Sivers

Your Music and People by Derek Sivers

Read 3 months ago
"Assume nobody is going to help you. If someone does, then it gets even better."
Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman

Read 3 months ago
"As long as we continue to be obsessed with work, work, and more work, the number of superfluous jobs will only continue to grow."
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Read 4 months ago
"If you want to be useful, you can start now. Just put one percent of your vision, and you are in the game."
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

Read 4 months ago
"Unless you are a real ninja, rockstar, or guru, stay away from those words."
Make Time by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

Make Time by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

Read 4 months ago
"Change comes from resetting defaults, installing barriers and designing how you spend your time."
Programming Elm by Jeremy Fairbank

Programming Elm by Jeremy Fairbank

Read 5 months ago
"Elm functions are curried, which is the fancy way of saying they take one argument at a time."
Start Small, Stay Small by Rob Walling

Start Small, Stay Small by Rob Walling

Read 5 months ago
"Market comes first, marketing second, aesthetic third, and functionality a distant fourth."
Laws of UX by Jon Yablonski

Laws of UX by Jon Yablonski

Read 5 months ago
"Use more meaningful metrics like "helping people to achieve their goals" rather than "daily active users" or "time spent on site"."
The Dip by Seth Godin

The Dip by Seth Godin

Read 5 months ago
"'Quitters never win and winners never quit' is a bad advice. Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time."
The Pragmatic Programmer by David Hurst Thomas, Andrew Hunt

The Pragmatic Programmer by David Hurst Thomas, Andrew Hunt

Read 5 months ago
"A dead program normally does a lot less damage than a crippled one."
Arcade Game Typography by Toshi Omigari

Arcade Game Typography by Toshi Omigari

Read 5 months ago
"A typeface is an abstract idea, a design that does not take any physical form, while a font is the physical manifestation of a typeface."
Ultralearning by Scott Young

Ultralearning by Scott Young

Read over 1 year ago
"In chemical reactions, there are rate-determining steps which affects the time required to complete the reaction. Your weakest point is the rate-determining step."
Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher

Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher

Read over 1 year ago
"Supposedly it takes 10,000 hours to master something. Unfortunately, most people spend 10,000 hours trying to be jerks to others."
The Divided Self by Ronald David Laing

The Divided Self by Ronald David Laing

Read about 2 years ago
"An ontological secure person has his sense of the world, his identity and other beings in the world as an autonomous individual."
Company of One by Paul Jarvis

Company of One by Paul Jarvis

Read about 2 years ago
"All you need is to be a decent human being with a valued skill set and a willingness to share what you know with people whoโ€™ll listen."
Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Read about 2 years ago
"If you can get 1 percent better each day for one year, you'll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you're done."
Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Read about 2 years ago
"You will never fully convince someone that he is wrong; only reality can."
How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel

How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel

Read about 2 years ago
"The physical reality does not exist until a measurement is made, which poses its own philosophical problems: Scrodinger's Cat and Wigner's Friend"
Hooked by Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover

Hooked by Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover

Read about 2 years ago
"Seventy-nine percent of smartphone owners check their device within fifteen minutes of waking up every morning."
Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman

Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman

Read about 2 years ago
"Observation, reason, and experiment make up what we call the scientific method."
Choose Yourself! by James Altucher

Choose Yourself! by James Altucher

Read about 2 years ago
"You and I have the same twenty-four hours each day. Is that how you will spend yours?"
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