Book Summary

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

Eric Jorgenson

Apr 21 2021
Rating: 10 / 10
Read more. Code or create. Value time. Be bored. Desire nothing. Seek freedom from.
Skip the line

Skip the line

James Altucher

Mar 26 2021
Rating: 10 / 10
Make many experiments to be anti-fragile. Don't attach to the results. Fear is growth. Learn persuasion and other micro skills. Find business models within the 3 models of billion-dollar business.
Willpower

Willpower

Roy F. Baumeister

Mar 19 2021
Rating: 9 / 10
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Copywriting Secrets

Copywriting Secrets

Jim Edwards

Jan 21 2021
Rating: 9 / 10
Nobody will write better copy for your stuff than you.
What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins

Aug 09 2020
Rating: 8 / 10
I'm not trying to be a better lie detector. I picked this book to develop a sixth-sense empathy in other people. If one is showing signs of being uncomfortable when I propose a solution, I could address the feeling without asking directly - because people tend to be polite and say everything is okay.
The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked

Ichiro Kishimi

May 22 2020
Rating: 9 / 10
How to live for yourself without hiding yourself in the mountain? How can we have relationships - work or family - without losing freedom? The Adlerian principles explained in this book have helped me to think through some relationship conflicts I'm facing.
Win Bigly - persuasion in a world where facts don't matter

Win Bigly - persuasion in a world where facts don't matter

Scott Adams

Mar 05 2020
Rating: 8 / 10
31 persuasion tips and study on Trump's choice of word, actions and persuasion that led him to be elected.
You are a badass every day

You are a badass every day

Jen Sincero

Jan 19 2020
Rating: 7 / 10
Please do not waste your one and only chance to be the you that is you on planet Earth screwing around with excuses when you have the power to create whatever you desire.
Awareness

Awareness

Anthony de Mello

Jan 03 2020
Rating: 8 / 10
Wisdoms on many Stoic theme: Love, selfishness, awakening, being present, and controlling what you can.
Rework

Rework

Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Dec 21 2019
Rating: 10 / 10
No nonsense book on how to create and manage a business.
Anything you want - 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur

Anything you want - 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur

Derek Sivers

Nov 22 2019
Rating: 9 / 10
Do what makes you happy. Even if it's just for one happy customer.
Swiss Watching: Inside the land of milk and honey

Swiss Watching: Inside the land of milk and honey

Diccon Bewes

Nov 09 2019
Rating: 10 / 10
All travel book should be written this way. Hilarios observations you can only get from people watching. No amount of Youtube can show you these. The book notes here are scrambles of facts. Read this if you've always wondered about penknife, cheese, chocolate and Rolex.
Unstoppable: 4 Steps to Transform Your Life

Unstoppable: 4 Steps to Transform Your Life

David Hauser

Oct 02 2019
Rating: 7 / 10
See what he does and experiment to see if it suits you. Skip the backstory because it centers on testing to see if it suits you.
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Seth Godin

Aug 08 2019
Rating: 9 / 10
It's safer to be risky. Go for the edges and help your early adopters sneeze.
Trust Me I'm Lying

Trust Me I'm Lying

Ryan Holiday

May 22 2019
Rating: 5 / 10
Part actionable, part rant on how the media is manipulate. The tactics aren't new - shady but effective.
It Was The Best Of Sentences, It Was The Worst Of Sentences: A Writer's Guide To Crafting Killer Sentences

It Was The Best Of Sentences, It Was The Worst Of Sentences: A Writer's Guide To Crafting Killer Sentences

June Casagrande

Feb 11 2019
Rating: 5 / 10
I always start the year with a refresher on this book. Here are notes and examples that I like to remind myself.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek

Dec 30 2018
Rating: 7 / 10
Your message needs to be in 'why-how-what' order.
This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See

This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See

Seth Godin

Dec 11 2018
Rating: 6 / 10
If you've read a lot of Seth Godin's work, this book won't be eye-opening. This book feels like a summary of Purple Cow, The Dip, and Tribes.
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Pamela Druckerman

Aug 30 2018
Rating: 10 / 10
French kids can sit patiently and wait for the food. When the kids play, moms can enjoy a cup of tea and chat with almost no interruptions. And 2 months old babies start sleeping through the night. This book revealed a lot of French culture and parenting. Patience. Cadre. Pleasure.
Revising Prose

Revising Prose

Richard A. Lanham

Aug 29 2018
Rating: 7 / 10
It's only 176 pages and I think it's a required read for all office workers. This is about cutting the fats and writing your idea clearly.