Tag: Self-Help

May 9 2017

The Obstacle is the Way is a book on how to tackle the challenges and obstacles that inevitably will be in your way, whether they are fair or not. Most thoughts are drawn from the stoic school of philosophy, where[…]

May 4 2017

Cal Newport writes about Deep Work, which is defined as professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. This type of work is extremely valuable as it creates new value, improves[…]

April 21 2017

Eat That Frog is a really short book about procrastination. Nothing new or extraordinary here. That said, it’s a pretty good book. I would summarize the recommendations, that weren’t extremely obvious, as follows: Everyone procrastinates. The thing that differs productive[…]

April 13 2017

Think, Fast and Slow is a really good book about how human mind works. It summarizes decades of research done by the author, who is an astonishingly well accomplished person. The book is really well written and is packed with loads of[…]

November 30 2016

Soft Skills is surprisingly interesting. It covers loads of different areas of a typical software developers life, although nothing on programming. For example, chapters about fitness, real estate investing, and job interviews are included in this book. This is congested[…]

November 19 2016

This book explains why skills trump passion and why “follow your passion” generally is bad advice. The author is on a quest to find out what defines a great job and how to get it. Eventually he concludes that there[…]

November 17 2016

This book covers tips on how to be productive, deal with people and prioritize. Other than these seven habits described below, the author recommends that you live a life centered around defined principles, i.e you should have a life manifesto[…]

November 12 2016

The Happiness Advantage covers how happiness and positivity can lead to success and the various other benefits they can have. The author also explains both well-known concepts about happiness, such as how emotions can spread among people, and other less[…]

November 8 2016

The Power of Habit covers the basics on how habits work (cue, routine, reward) and how to manage, change  or create them. The author also bring up the interesting concept of willpower fatigue in which willpower and discipline is described[…]

October 22 2016

This short book contains many interesting thoughts on procrastination. The author starts out by giving the force of procrastination the name ‘Resistance’. This can in itself be quite useful as it allows you to treat procrastination as a person or[…]