I take notes for every single book I read. These book notes start with a short summary and my two cents, followed by key lessons in an easily digestible bulleted format. This page will be constantly updated as I read more, so bookmark it if you want to check back in a few months.
It’s not easy to find a book that explains Stoicism as a whole. You get pieces of the teachings of Stoicism here and there but not the complete picture. The Little Book of Stoicism is the book that solves this problem, at least for me.
The book is written for a very specific niche — people who want to build and grow an online business. In Your Move, Ramit Sethi goes into details of what it takes to create a fulfilling business that works for you.
Our decisions shape our lives. Made consciously or unconsciously, with good or bad consequences, they represent the fundamental tool we use in facing the opportunities, the challenges, and the uncertainties of life.
The aim is to help us suppress ego early before bad habits take hold, to replace the temptations of ego with humility and discipline and fortitude so that when fate turns against us, we’re not wrecked by failure.
Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life. They can be applied again and again in similar situations to help you achieve your goals.
Seeking happiness directly is a journey to hell. Instead of thinking you’re special and believing you deserve great things and happiness, ask what you’re willing to struggle in order to get what you want.
The game of power is inescapable regardless of your motivation. Learning how to play it doesn’t just help you thrive, but keep you alive. The book may be rude for some people, but I personally think it’s honest and said what it has to say.
Instead of the detail step-by-step process, Perennial Seller covers the fundamental principles of creating great work that lasts. It’s true that we can’t use tactics that will probably expire sooner than we think when our aim is to create something that lasts for decades to come.
As usual, Gladwell’s book is never an easy read. However, the topic of Blink caught my interests a whole lot. The book covers ideas, research, and stories about our unconscious mind and snap judgments.
This isn’t just another productivity book, it goes far beyond that. It comes with snippets of experts from the creative community, covering a wide range of related topics such as self-control, emotions, mindfulness, and grits that most people overlooked.
Success is not simply the sum of the decisions and efforts we make on our own behalf. It is, rather, a gift. Outliers are those who have been given opportunities—and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.