Book Review: Principles on Work and Life by Ray Dalio

I listened to this one, and I really enjoyed it. Ray Dalio has a fascinating life story, and he illustrates his principles very clearly by talking about how he came upon each principle. I'm definitely going to have to go back and re-read parts of this book to really put it into application. The book … Continue reading Book Review: Principles on Work and Life by Ray Dalio

Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

The human race, homo sapiens, is an interesting thing: we're the only species to have developed a level of sentience and cognition that allows us to reason about the abstract and deal with the theoretical. Sapiens is a gallop through human history, with some interesting deep-dives into religion, economics, community, and oddly a little futurism. … Continue reading Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Book Review: The Introverted Leader by Jennifer Kahnweiler

Nobody has a cast-iron definition of what it means to be an introvert, but a pretty common symptom seems to be that social interactions are draining. A symptom I would add is a sense of inertia when initiating social interactions with new people. Trouble is, people leadership is all about interacting with people. The Introverted … Continue reading Book Review: The Introverted Leader by Jennifer Kahnweiler

Book Review: Peopleware (2nd edition) by Tom Demarco and Timothy R. Lister

I start a new job on Monday, leading a tech team of around 20 people, so this week's book is some food for thought on how to give them my best. [Note, this review is being written in the air between London and LA, on an "overnight" flight where the sun seems to be staying … Continue reading Book Review: Peopleware (2nd edition) by Tom Demarco and Timothy R. Lister

Book Review: Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

I'm carrying around 20 - 30 extra kilograms of bodyweight, and my plan to get rid of it was a fairly standard one: starve myself as long as I can manage. Turns out the science says this is incredibly bad for you, and that it is unlikely to succeed in the long run. The premise … Continue reading Book Review: Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch