Month October 2017

Book Summary: Antifragile by Nassim Taleb

Antifragile – a term used to mean the opposite of fragile, and denote things that gain from disorder, chaos, stressors. It is not the same thing as ‘robust’ or ‘resilient’. Fragile things are negatively impacted by uncertainty, stress. Robust things… Continue Reading →

The Snowball: Warren Buffett & The Business of Life – Book Review

The Snowball is the only ‘official’ Warren Buffett biography that was written with Buffett’s cooperation. Reading this book is an extreme form of dumpster-diving. You will find a few diamonds to hold on to for life, but that will need wading… Continue Reading →

Chaos Monkeys: Gems from Antonio Martinez’s memoir

Advice/Truisms the book provides loud and clear Psychology / Social Dealings High-level decisions, in business or government, that affect thousands of people and millions in revenue, are made eventually on: Gut feel Residue of historical politics Persuasive messages (or the… Continue Reading →

Book Summary: Deep Work: Rules for focused success in a distracted world

The ability to concentrate intensely and produce at an elite level is getting more and more valuable (as other jobs get outsourced and eliminated) at the same time that it is getting rarer (reduced attention span and lack of focus… Continue Reading →

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