Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership

Summary of two books: Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership. In the first book, it covers on the principles of Extreme Ownership, which is to place a lot of agency and responsibility onto yourself. In the second book, it talks about the challenges and balances one must take to be a successful leader. Extreme […]

The Road to Character

A review of the book The Road To Character. Every once in awhile I stumble upon a book that is fantastic, thought provoking, questions my mental models, and opens views to the world that I have not seen before. This book, despite its big Christian undertone, is one of them. The broad idea behind the […]

Accelerate

A book not only about DevOps, but about the surrounding culture to enable it Click here for the book This book breaks things down nicely into the actionable segments that you can take to enable a fast and dynamic organization. It talks about DevOps, but you’ll come to realize that it’s not all about DevOps, […]

Factfulness

A really great book about highlighting some of the unconscious biasness we have in our views of life. Overall, it paints an optimistic view about the world, and points to several concrete evidences that the world is indeed getting better, and progressing towards a positive direction. If anything, I would blame the media for sensationalizing […]

Flow. Part 3

The age old question: What is the Meaning of life? The book on flow attempts to answer this by breaking down the different interpretations of meaning, and using each of them to ascribe some actions that we can take. The three different interpretations of meaning are: Finality, Intentionality, and Associativity. Meaning as Finality To ask […]

Barking Up The Wrong Tree

This was a short and simple book packed with succient life lessons, and exposes common fallacies we tend to view the world. Specifically, it deals with the notion of success, and what makes a person successful. The book tells of 6 things we think successful people do that makes them successful, and that if we […]

Perfectionism

After reading the book “Overcoming Pefectionism”, I don’t think I have servere perfectionism, but I have some symptoms of it. A bit of background on why I picked this book up in the first place. I found myself being very critical towards myself when I didn’t meet my expectations. Be it in work, or in […]

Flow. Part 2

More lessons learnt from reading the book about flow. Its an excellent book, and I really wish I read this book earlier in my life. Its definitely now a must read I would recommend to anyone. Pleasure and Enjoyment Pleasure is meeting the demands of our natural desires and needs. When we fulfil a bodily […]

Strengths Finder; And mine

First off, before I begin, I just want to say that I picked this book up for a steal of $5, where the original cost was somewhere around $30. I think I might visit book fairs more often, but the downside being that they don’t usually carry very good quality books, both in terms of […]