Daily Reading Notes

Daily reading notes on the lessons and advise from non-fiction books.

Remote

Day 4

January 03, 2020

Remote

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson share tips about remote from decade of experience in running a fully remote company.

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Scale

As things scale up, they keep many attributes while only changing in proportions. Geoffrey West describes how these relationships work. From the relationship of your weight to the amount of food you need, to the similarities between the cells in an organism and the people in the city.

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Thinking in Systems

A concise introduction to thinking about how the world works through the perspective of systems. By adding another way to think about problems, this book allows to you come up with better solutions

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Radical Acceptance

We can't find happiness in possessions or achievements. Happiness lies in acceptance of our circumstances. In this book Tara Brach gives practical advice about how to do this no matter the situation.

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Stillness is the Key

Ryan Holiday explains how we can gain more by finding time to stop our running around.

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Life 3.0

A book filled with questions around the next step in advancement of the universe. A must read if you ever bondered the future of humanity and machines.

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The Happy Body

A straight forward guide to living a health life and maintaining your body for years to come.

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Essentialism

A great read for anyone that feels pulled in a million directions. This book condences down techniques to get to the core of what it takes to live a simple life. It includes everything from way s to say no with dignity, to how to pioritize your most important tasks.

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Elements of Style

Consice advice for anyone that writes. A must read.

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Small Giants

A look into a different way to run a business. Instead of focusin on profits and pleasing shareholders, focus on a great work environment and serving customers.

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Getting Past No

Some people don't want to cooperate in negotiations. This book describes techniques you can use to foster an environment where everyone can come together to find a win-win solution.

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The Magic of Thinking Big

A philosophy of learning to believe in yourself so you can tackle the big challenges in life.

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Quiet

A detailed look at the important role of introverts in today's society.

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The Lean Startup

Eric Rise explains the methodology behind successful innovation and dispels the myth that you need to be lucky to succeed.

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Tides

Ocean have been critical to human survival for centuries. This book tries to rekindle the connection people lost with the most crucial resource we have.

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

A fun story about the life of Scott Admas that's filled with life lessons.

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The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Every culture has it's myths and legends. In this book, Joseph Campbell runs a common thread through countless cultures.

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Principles

A priceless look at the methods used by one of the most successful investors in history.

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Getting to Yes

Explores how to negotiate without a zero sum mentality. By working together instead of digging into position, you save yourself stress and often end up with a better outcome for everyone involved.

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Shadow Divers

The unreal story of two divers that discover a mysterious German submarine and become consumed by a deeper mission to honor the soldiers that lost their lives.

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It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work

This book challenges many of the accepted notions of today's workplace. It's a must read for anyone in a leadership position or starting their own business.

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