Some of the research and examples are suspect, but the advice is excellent. Very impersonal egoist influenced, and it makes good arguments around honesty, priorities, and the traps that we put ourselves in. One of the few self-help books I'd recommend. I only wish I'd found it sooner.
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It really made me think about how we lack cultural traditions and narratives, and how few people go through rites of initiation or make sacrifices for big commitments in their lives. It definitely needs to be re-read times. The Goal by Eliyahu M. Extremely helpful meta-tactic for evaluating how to improve systems, and I wish I had read it sooner. Design Your Work: Praxis Vol. One of the best books on the subject.
If you like books like Sapines or Godel Escher Bach, check it out. The characters are a little flat, true, but it's a highly motivating look at what can happen when we stop appreciating our own and others' ability to change the world.
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Seeing Like a State by James C. Here are the key takeaways. There is certainly room for both. Getting Results the Agile Way by J. I'd highly recommend it for anyone looking for a more robust productivity system. Thinking about how we erode trust through white lies told in front of other people was particularly interesting.
It gives a look into the practicing mind of a master, instead of pure prescription. It teaches you how to significantly improve your own memory through the story of his journey, making it both highly tactical and a fun read. Good to read for the stories and examples, but you could also use my summary. Reminds me of the power of affirmations. Underlying it is a powerful philosophy on handling our cluttered lives College students are stuck on traditional, "safe" paths and end up with jobs they don't like so they can buy shit they don't need to You need this book.
It is also an excellent book on simply being a better person. You can skip a lot of this if you have full immersion available to you, but either way, the techniques..
If you're skeptical of the benefits of meditation, especially if Also a good primer on communicating more Sort of like the other-minded companion to Paradox of Choice. This is your book! Extremely interesting analogs from history, highly recommend it. Excellent history, highly recommend it. If you want to speak better, or improve your confidence speaking, this is for you.
Useful aphorisms and quotes as always with the stoics. The best way to use it is to read through it and find the examples where you can't immediately tell what is wrong, study the explanations, and then apply those learnings to your own writing. Where do you want to be great, not just have success? The nice thing about this book is that it's less on "starting a startup" and more on all the hard parts that come after, which is a refreshing change.
Less practical, more for affecting our mental attitudes towards it and conversations around it. The roadmap at the end is gold, and worth referring back to regularly when you aren't sure what to do at a given stage of growing a business. Still motivational and interesting to read, especially considering these were his reminders to himself while he was essentially emperor of the world.
Nothing that "new," persay, but having it presented by Aziz makes it fun. Their data is interesting too. I think Harris spends too much time bashing on religion, but aside from that, it's excellent. The parts on pickup and dating aren't as good as a book like Models, but the story here is fantastic.follow
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The dialogue can be a little jarring at times, but the quality of the SF more than makes up for it. Highly recommend it if you enjoyed the movie.
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I like re-reading it when I start to feel guilty for not buckling down and working all day every day. The philosophy is beautiful and empowering, discussing taking your own path, living simply, happiness, and standing out confidently. Skip over the financial statements. Drucker outlines how to do that, including effective questions to ask yourself and others in order to make sure you're playing to your strengths and that everyone is lifting each other up.
Not allowing differences to become conflicts. You'll find different parts speak to you on each readthrough. It echoes of the stoics. A great read for strategy or philosophy. It discusses how chefs work, and how you can apply it to your daily life. Is life absurd? What is meaningful? This thoughtful essay from Camus makes you question the nature of our existence. Yang makes a compelling case in this book that it's at least the best option for a pretty terrible situation. Lots of great statistics and historical data.
Still worth a read, though. The Trusted Advisor by David H. If you don't take direct actions to fight the addictiveness, you'll get swept up in it and lose greater and greater control as the years go on and tech gets better. Kevin Simler explains why. Thus I detest the attitude of punishing children for not doing their homework!
I think a lot of education problems could be solved by giving everyone great books to read and discuss with their children - from philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, de Montaigne, Leibniz, Spinoza, Hume, Tolstoy, Einstein … etc. There are many great minds through human history, and I largely agree with Nietzsche that education is often corrupted by educators — that we should seek the source of great knowledge, not the corrupted interpretations of it from lesser minds.
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I further agree with Friedrich Nietzsche that:. There is nothing more necessary than truth, and in comparison with it everything else has only secondary value. This absolute will to truth: what is it? Is it the will to not allow ourselves to be deceived? Is it the will not to deceive?
One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived. Nietzsche , The fundamental principle of education is to understand the truth for oneself. The fundamental principle of philosophy is to realise that all truth comes from reality. Thus educational philosophy must be founded on the truth of what exists. Recent discoveries of the properties of Space and the Wave Structure of Matter shows that we can understand reality in a simple and sensible way.
Geoff Haselhurst. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. Albert Einstein. Knowledge of the history and evolution of our ideas is absolutely vital for wise understanding. It is also important to read the original source not a later interpretation which often leads to misrepresentation and error and that these original quotes should give confidence to the truth of what we say. As Albert Einstein astutely remarks;. Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses.
He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. And what a person thinks on his own without being stimulated by the thoughts and experiences of other people is even in the best case rather paltry and monotonous. There are only a few enlightened people with a lucid mind and style and with good taste within a century. What has been preserved of their work belongs among the most precious possessions of mankind. We owe it to a few writers of antiquity Plato, Aristotle, etc.
Nothing is more needed to overcome the modernist's snobbishness. Einstein , As Philosophers, Scientists and Educators we have a responsibility to maintain great knowledge from the past, for as Einstein beautifully writes;.