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

Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Who was Leonardo da Vinci? The guy who painted the Mona Lisa, right? Oh and he had some crazy ideas for some machines that never would have worked, right? If, like me, you never gave Leonardo da Vinci much more thought than that, Walter Isaacson's book "Leonardo da Vinci" will be an interesting read, and … Continue reading Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Book Review: Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler

This was supposed to be posted last week, I actually read the book very early in the week (it is quite short) and decided to get a head-start on the next one (Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, it is quite long, the review will be a bit late). I heard about Everything Happens for … Continue reading Book Review: Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler