Category: Book Reviews

  • Should You Read Antinet Zettelkasten by Scott P Scheper

    No, you shouldn’t and if that’s all you came for, go read something else. If you want to find out why I don’t think the book is worth your time, read on. This post is usually members only. If you want to get my research notes every Saturday, become a member. Points I Agree With […]

  • Can You Learn to Love Reading

    I picked up Learn to Love Reading by Alex Wieckowski after learning about his site, Alex and Books. I like books and figured I’d find a kindred spirit, then I noticed his book and was ready for an insightful look at how to turn reading into a passtime you love. Unfortunately that’s not what I…

  • Talking about Book Wars by John B Thompson

    While Book Wars doesn’t quite hit the mark for a full post pulling out the relevant take aways, I did want to highlight a few things. eBooks Didn’t Kill Print One of the biggest takeaways is that ebooks didn’t kill print like many people thought it would. Unlike music, which ate the recording industry particularly…

  • I’m A Terrible Parent and Proud of It

    I’m A Terrible Parent and Proud of It

    I’m a terrible parent. Just a few weeks ago I left my kid stuck in a tree in our yard for an hour. She wasn’t very high, her head barely reached past mine, but she was stuck. Both my wife and I figure that some harm will happen to our children so we try not…

  • Books Read for February 2022

    February was all about fiction this year. I read all three books in the Silo series by Hugh Howey. No spoilers, but it’s listed as “horror” and I think it’s more a thriller. Think of a plan to get people to live underground and just destroy the world now before it happens at the hands…

  • 4 Focus Areas for a Purposeful Life

    4 Focus Areas for a Purposeful Life

    A few times in the last year I’ve heard someone read Ikigai and got a lot out of the book and recently it was my turn. Ikigai roughly translates to “the happiness of being busy”1, but as I read the book it felt more like your ikigai is your life purpose if we wanted to…

  • PlayDHD by Kirsten Miliken

    PlayDHD by Kirsten Miliken

    While ADHD has been recognized in children for a while now, it’s a fairly recent recognition that it extends into adulthood for many. This realization is where Kirsten Miliken positions PlayDHD to help by proposing that the best non-medication way to deal with ADHD in adults is to introduce more play into their lives1. Miliken…

  • Forget the American Dream – The New Better Off

    Forget the American Dream – The New Better Off

    When you think of being “better off” what is it that springs to mind? Do you think of homeownership, that white picket fence, and all the other trappings that come with the American Dream? The New Better Off by Courtney E. Martin is all about how people are changing their mindset away from generations past…

  • 4 Lessons from The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin

    4 Lessons from The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin

    I’ve read a few of Seth Godin’s books over the years and The Icarus Deception is the one I’ve got the least out of so far. It follows the same pattern as Seth’s other books, loosely related short essays on a topic. It always seems like he collects the blog posts he’s written and turns…

  • Two Famous Memoir’s – iWoz and Wishful Drinking

    Two Famous Memoir’s – iWoz and Wishful Drinking

    Today we’re going to look at two different memoirs from famous people. First, we’ll talk about Steve Wozniak’s look at his life in iWoz and then we’ll talk about Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking. iWoz Steve Wozniak is the other founding Steve of Apple Computer. He’s the technical brain that invented the first Apple computers. He…