Book Summary: Zero to One by Peter Thiel Every great business breakthrough happens only once. The next version will only be a copy. “Best practices” lead to dead ends. The best paths are new ones. New paths are forged by technology. Technology allows us to do more with less. Every innovation is […]Read more "Book Summary: Zero to One by Peter Thiel"
Book Summary: The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday Our actions may be impeded, but our intentions or mood cannot, because we can accommodate and adapt. The impediment to action advances action. The obstacle in the path becomes the path. A lot of times we are paralyzed by inaction, fearing the obstacles in our […]Read more "Book Summary: The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday"
Book Summary: Originals by Adam Grant The desire for achievement suppresses original and creative thinking. We often find surface level ways of showing originality, instead of becoming a true original. This is to avoid taking risk that might jeopardize your position in society. People that became true originals did not always willingly or boldly […]Read more "Book Summary: Originals by Adam Grant"
Book Summary of Antifragile: Things that Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Notes The wind energizes the fire and extinguishes the candle. In the same way, we want not just to survive uncertainty, but be strengthened by it. The opposite of fragility is not robustness, because robustness only indicates the ability to withstand uncertainty. […]Read more "Book Summary: Antifragile by Nassim Taleb"
Book Summary: What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan Notes “Success always obsoletes the behavior that achieved it.” – Peter Drucker A meteoric rise often triggers a precipitous fall due to the psychological effects of success. Diversify—unless you know something about a very narrow position. Don’t average […]Read more "Book Summary: What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan"
This post is a summary of Scott Adams’ fantastic blog post, “The Day You Became a Better Writer.” His ideas really resonated with me. He was able to distill an entire day (or semester) of writing advice into a few short paragraphs. If you enjoy this post, you might also enjoy my summary of Scott’s book, […]Read more "Scott Adams on the Day You Became a Better Writer"
Book Notes: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Maxims Embrace novelty, unpredictability, and randomness in your life Know what you don’t know, and don’t be afraid to admit it Notes Rare events shape more and more of the world around us, but our minds cannot grasp them. It’s almost like there are two […]Read more "Book Notes: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb"