Category: book review

  • Shoe Dog

    Shoe Dog is an autobiography about building a business but, man oh man, this book hits different. As so many people pointed out, the storytelling is phenomenal. This is how you tell a story. Phil Knight is competitive and I am not surprised that he connected with storytelling master J.R. Moehringer to help him with […]

  • Deep Work

    I am familiar with Cal Newport’s work as I have read his blog in the past. I avoided Deep Work for many years because I thought I already know the content of it. The case studies in the book are interesting like that of Walter Isaacson who could be social but also do deep work, […]

  • A Simpler Life

    Over the years, I have sought simplicity because I am overwhelmed by the productivity mindset that our culture has imposed upon us. People who are not productive are seen as losers while people who work 12-hour days are seen as heroes. Furthermore, it seems to me that people who read diverse books, talk to a […]

  • Ultralearning

    Ultralearning by Scott Young should be a required reading for educators and people who want to learn effectively. I thoroughly enjoyed the principles of ultralearning which Young describes as “a strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge that is both self-directed and intense.” The word “ultralearning” seems to be the extreme version of learning. But after […]

  • The Wisdom of Slowing Down

    Take Your Time: The Wisdom of Slowing Down by Eknath Easwaran This book is repetitive and is longer than it needs to be. Nevertheless, it has plenty of gems especially for people with Type A personalities. I remember reading this in 2018 when I felt paralyzed and overwhelmed by all the goals that I have […]

  • Fooled by Randomness

    It is difficult to describe the level of depth and wisdom that Fooled By Randomness brings. On one hand, Nassim Taleb takes me into the world of trading, finance, and economics, and shows me the weaknesses (and irrelevance) of their math, models and theories. One cannot scientifically measure risk. Tomorrow is unknown and trying to […]

  • The Inner Game of Tennis

    The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey could be described in multiple ways. It is a philosophical book using tennis as a tool to explain his thoughts. Or it is a tennis book with philosophical underpinnings. Either way, this book has high reviews on Amazon and Goodreads because it goes beyond tennis. I play […]

  • How to Get Rich

    Naval Ravikant made a series of tweets on how to get rich. Naval explains more about these tweets in various podcasts. I prefer to read text and I am glad I found this website. I have followed Naval since I came to know of him through Joe Rogan’s podcast. He is a clear and articulate thinker with […]

  • Zero to One

    I have read Zero to One by Peter Thiel three times. And with every re-read, I have more appreciation for the wisdom that Thiel shares. According to Thiel, a business that can create new technology (going from zero to one) is far more superior than a business that mimics or incrementally improves existing technology (one […]

  • Tao of Charlie Munger

    Tao of Charlie Munger a compilation of Charlie Munger quotes with commentary by David Clark. I was interested in getting to know the mind of Charlie Munger after watching several interviews of him and Warren Buffet. This book gave me enough material to understand Munger’s investing and business strategy. David Clark has done a decent […]