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Solve for Happy: Engineer your path to joy

I don’t say this lightly, but Solve for Happy has probably been one of the best book I have ever read.

This book will change your life and your outlook on life in a fundamental way.

It is not like any of the other “self help”books out there. This is a highly logical breakdown of how to solve the happiness problem. Mo, quite literally, takes the problem statement of how to be happy and solves it like a mathematical theorem. Read more

The Second Machine age

The Second Machine Age is a very interesting book where the authors ask the question: “Are we living through the second industrial revolution?”

Are machines doing for brain power what they did for muscle power in the first industrial revolution…..

In this short video, I summarize the main ideas from this book.

Hope you enjoy:

 

 

The Inevitable – Kevin Kelly (Book Summary)

After reading 2 books that were fairly negative about the future, it was a breath of fresh air to read Kevin Kelly’s book: The Inevitable – Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.

Kelly co-founded Wired magezine in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. He’s always at the cutting edge off technology and follows some of the most important trends in tech today. Read more

What are they doing with your data?

We’ve all heard about big data. But what does it really mean?

In Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, Bruce Schneier covers all of this.

What it boils down to is the more we live a world with technology everywhere, the more data and meta data there is to be collected. It’s estimated that by 2020 there will be 30 billion connected devices out there. This is a natural side effect of having computer integrate with our lives and there is nothing wrong with it. The question comes in when you start wondering what companies do with this data….. Read more

Book Summary: How to fail at almost everything and still win big – Scott Adams

How to fail at almost everything and still win big by Scott Adams is one of those surprising books. You don’t expect that much form the guy who created Dilbert. Sure he’ll have a few good stories and fit will be funny. But you aren’t expecting to it to completely change how you decide which project to do and which ones to ignore.

Well that is exactly what this book delivered and much more!!

I want to almost call Scott the working man’s hero. He’s been there and done it and escaped the corporate rat race. Scott worked in corporate America for 16 years and alwasy kept his energy up by using his system of doing things that gave him more energy. Whether this was at work or little side projects. He was always working on something that made him want to get up in the mornings…. Read more

The Art of Leaning by Josh Waitzkin.

Book Summary: The Art of Leaning by Josh Waitzkin

Imagine being a nine year old child playing chess against fully grown men. Now imagine competing in a martial art that is a nation’s pride and officials trying every thing they can to stop you from winning at their sport.

This is exactly what Josh Waitzkin has done. He was a child chess prodigy and the movie Searching for Bobby Fisher was based on his life. After this he went on to become a TaiChi push hands world champion and later obtain his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt.

But why should any of this matter to you?

Well Josh has detailed his learning process in his book: The art of learning. Read more

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The “New Year’s resolutions”that can’t fail

This year I don’t have any New Year’s resolutions. Lets face it, they suck….

Usually you don’t achieve them and then in 3 months, 2 weeks or even 2 day’s time, when you fail, you beat yourself up for not achieving your resolutions again this year. It sucks!!

So what to do? Just don’t do anything this year……

Luckily Tim Ferriss brought out a new book over the holiday and in this book he gives you a very good idea.
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