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Some minutes within the story I thought I was reading a Robert Greene's book, because there were many great characters from the past, with the same paced rhythm. In the end Ryan Holiday explains that Robert Greene is his mentor and it all made sense.
Overall, it is a good book. I don't think it is practical one, but the author says it is.
I didn't give it a five star because the last hour and a half it is a podcast between the author and Tim Ferris, the author of 4 hour workweek.
I am eager to listen to Ryan Holiday next book.
Are you curious? Is curiosity really significant in our future and to the future of education? What drives us to be curious? Those are the questions that Ian Leslie tries to answer. Yes, he emphasizes that curiosity is not all, that we need to have the basis, the knowledge, first. But knowledge is linked as feedback loop to curiosity. Yes, we need to be curious to develop expertise. And there are types of curiosity, like novelty seeking (not so good) and a the much beneficial epistemic curiosity. It is a good book, enjoyable, captivating.
Walter Mischel is one of the popes from the recent psychology. He designed the well known Mashmallow Test that proved that kids who waited for the researcher to come back and earned the second treat (instead of ringing the bell early to get only one marshmallow) did better in life than their peers. He found out that this was because of self control and executive function, and that it could be learned and enhanced. Ok, that is common knowledge, and I thought that the book was only about that test, but Walter Mischel goes way beyond that, creating links between the research and the current knowledge to write a great book.
Go ahead! Listen to it. You will enjoy it.
EAT MOVE SLEEP is a small book, but, if you follow it specially the basics (EAT- right food, Move- many times a day, and don't just seat there, Sleep- well, at least 8 hours a day), you will live a great life and die old.
It really lifted my mood and when I finished it, I started to search for another book from the author, just to find out the his other books are even thinner. I will wait for his next book.
The author is a cardiologist like myself and he was diabetic until he discovered that wheat is the problem of today's world. Wheat causes acne, cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart failure, bloating, obesity.... and even death. You get it, right? Wheat is the cause of all evil. It is genetic modified and unlike "real" wheat, it spikes your blood glucose way higher, destroying your body and making a cascade of imune response.
It almost made me change my diet.
Why didn't I change?
It is all speculation.
Good book, but you should read it with double vigilance.
This is the second book I listened by Brendon Burchard. I was a little bit down and it recharged my batteries. Some good ideas, others not so good, but overall it is worth the money.
This is an excellent book for those who like brain science. It is written by a neuroscientist, R. Douglas Fields, and treats about the forgotten brain-- glia, astrocytes, white matter, and how it is the missing link to breakthroughs in dementia, alzheimer, palsy,....
The author dissects many diseases and their link to glia, complementing with a little bit of history and feedback by his own work.Very interesting.
This book has more content than his previous one "Start with Why". Has some interesting stories, feedback about hormones and stress, talks about the Circle of Safety and how the leader shouldn't think only about himself and his bonus, instead, should care about the people that he represents. Some stories I already knew (he does a good summary of the book Turn The Ship Around by David Marquet), but I did not lose interest.
Good book, but not a breakthrough.
THIS IS NOT AN ORDINARY BOOK. And Malala is no ordinary girl. She came from a poor family; her father was a teacher who had enough grit to form his own school and was doing relatively well, growing bit by bit; her mother was illiterate (was, because, in the end, she was taking lessons willing to change that status). And they lived in Pakistan, the country where Bin Laden was found, Benazir Bhutto was killed and where talibans grew like cockroaches, disrupting the already turbulent life of its people. The Talibans preach religious extremism and they use of extreme measures (like destroying schools, killing innocent people, exploding centuries old statues...) to reinforce it.
Malala describes in richness of details this gunpowder environment. And, with the backing of her father, she fights for girl's right for education. She shows her face, exposes herself. She shouts to the world... and we hear, but don't do a thing. Until she was shot in the head. She got operated but almost died anyway. With the help of great doctors, she was safe, but not with her usual smile, instead, with a distorted one. With another surgery she almost recovered completely. Anyway, she has the strength to keep fighting for world peace, for freedom and for a better world.
"I am Malala" is very well written, emotions tinting every words. And Malala does a great job narrating it.
This book reveals a young leader, one who is courageous enough to wrestle for what she believes in.
Thanks for sharing, Malala.
Thanks for being such a bright light where darkness prevails.
"Write. Publish. Repeat." is a good book about writing that covers most topics about the work and has a good length (a little bit more than 10 hours). I had never heard about the authors, and, really, after their emphasis in their work, It killed my curiosity.
The message from this book is simple: write a lot, publish and restart writing. Do this process over and over again and maybe you will earn a little bit of money from writing.
It is a huge contrast between the last book I've listened "The Millionaire Messenger" by Brendon Burchard, where he says that everyone is an expert and can make a LOT of money from it.
"Write. Publish. Repeat." is more down to earth and credible.
I did not know Bredon Burchard. But after I heard his story, that he gained millions of dollars, and that everyone can be rich and can be truly an expert, I was skeptical. So I google his name, and, yes, he is a best seller author, the gives interviews to many newspapers... How come?
Well, manly he is a good guy. When he is speaking, he seems like a friend, manifests his mistakes and personal tragedies, and his book is like a fast paced chitchat (neither with enough substance).
Really, The Millionaire Messenger is like "THE SECRET"-- you just have to believe (at least the writer believed and succeeded).
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