I’m not saying any one of these books will change your life – I don’t think that’s a real thing. I think being open to the ideas that you’ll find in books, will change your life.
I tone and edit these summaries for you, but I write them for me. I take notes when I read books that I think are good, it’s the easiest way for me to remember the good stuff. If I’ve gone through the hassle of formatting and proof-reading those notes, then posting them here, it’s because I think the book is good enough to justify the time in recommending it to you. Always keen to hear what you think so comment below.
Deep Work – by Cal Newport. Rules for focused success in a distracted world. I’ve always been distracted. Or I’ve always daydreamed. Or I’ve always been lazy. When it comes to getting things done, those three statements can sometimes look like the same thing. Sometimes I feel like life is an amusement park with too […]
1. The Old Man Most people don’t know he exists. Few who have seen him remember. I know what he looks like, and I’m not meant to tell. I’ll whisper it to you though, if you promise not to yell. — He’s an old man, but not so old that you would offer an […]
Book worth reading: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Angela Duckworth Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckaworth. “Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.” When I was growing up in Otaki there were kids who seemed smart, and then were kids who […]
The Seven Day Weekend – Ricardo Semler Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons? – Ricardo Semler, the man. End of book. OK, that’s probably not much of a description, and I guess the point of writing these things is to […]