Reading Log 📚

2019

Atomic Habits

Habits are very powerful due to the compond effect. There are four elements of habits, and you can use these to build good habits or kill bad ones. Use a habit tracker and start small. check it out

Leonardo Da Vinci

Da Vinci was filled with a sense of wonder and curioustiy with the world. He paid attention to things other’s missed like how a dragonfly beats its wings. We should feed our curosity and pay more attention to the everyday things around us. check it out

Digital Minimalism

A great overview of the issues with technology at the moment, a philosophy to address these issues and highly practical steps to implement or adapt. One of the best aspects of the book is how Cal points out that what is right for one person may not be right for you and how you have to work out how to apply these ideas to use technology in an intentional and meaningful way for your life.

This is Marketing

Simply having the best or cheapest product isn’t enough, you need to tell a better story that resonates. To do this, you need to pick a group of people to help and then listen to them so they will listen to you.
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Never Split the Difference

Most of us try to avoid conflict and settle to easily. This can lead to long-term problems. Instead, we need to use active listening approaches and discover as much information as we can to negotiate better. Check it out

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

It would be great if one day we reached “creativity” and everything was easy after that. But the truth is that even after success, it’s a struggle to keep going. But, there is hope and your not alone. Keep Going.

“There is Art left to be made in this world” - Anthony Bourdain

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How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, starting to think. You step out of your exsisting views, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

No one really “thinks for themselves” we think together. If we really want to think, we need to find a true commuity to think in where differences are respected not expelled. Check it out

A Walk Across America

Peter Jenkins is fed up of America. He knows that it is divided and sucks. So he sets off to walk across America to see for himself. All the way he is surprised by the generosity of people along the way, and even becomes a christian. Check it out

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

The chief copy editor of random house has a humorous take on a style guide. I enjoy his approach but I still can’t understand his position on “and” and parenthetical clauses. Otherwise, we’re good. Check it out

The Old Man and the Sea

A hemmingway classic about fighting even in impossible situations. check it out

The Visual MBA

Exactly What to Say

They Ask, You Answer

2018

Books I’ve read in 2018

Storybrand

Basically we are overcomplicating marketing for ourselves. Clarity is key.

Arbitary Stupid Goal

Stories of a childhood in New York City and the bitter sweet serendipty of life.

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for A New Kind of Entrepreneur

The story of CDBaby with some unusual lessons along the way. check it out

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