Bored? Need something to read? Want me to tell you about a book? Look at the MW Reading list. All of the books here are one’s I’ve read and recommend. Don’t take my word for it though.
I recently finished the Audio book of “The Hard Thing about Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz. This is an excellent book, however narrator in the version I listened to was not a good fit for most of the book. There are a ton of hip-hop references and quotes in this book, and unfortunately the version… Read More Book Review: The Hard Thing about Hard Things
//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mimirswell81-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=0307465357&asins=0307465357&linkId=794096fb1b109a71b07ad3b731d727d6&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff The Four hour work week by Tim Ferris is a very quick read. I don’t know why I put it off for so long. I’ve been listening to Tim’s podcast for a while and finally decided to read the book. Well read is a strong word. I’ve got a long commute to work so… Read More Book Review: The 4 Hour Work Week
First of all Die Hard is a Christmas movie…. With that out of the way lets talk about something called “Nakatomi Space” In Geoff Manaugh’s book “A Burglar’s Guide to the City” he describes the concept of Nakatomi space. The Idea is that the Character John McClane is unable to use traditional methods of navigating… Read More Nakatomi-Space
So I work in a business where the way you think has life or death consequences. What I mean by that is it requires the ability to identify bias, and limiting heuristics in my own thinking and in the thinking of others. This becomes important when you are attempting to find the absolute facts of… Read More The Decider
I listened to a Ferris podcast recently called Getting out of your own way, where he interviewed Dave Elitch. During this interview he mentioned a man called Edward Bernays. That name sounded familiar to me so I turned around and looked at my book shelf in between other books on information warfare, or “public relations”… Read More Propaganda
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) In all fairness, I had to read this book originally for school. However I’ve come to reference it often in my professional life. In this book Hoffer describes, in plain English, the conditions required to create a lasting social or political movement. One that will… Read More Book Review: True Believer-Eric Hoffer