List of books I've read, took notes and collected golden nuggets from.
I'd love a book recommendation, so if there's a book you think I should read please send it to me at contact.
How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book WritersDate read: 2023-06-21
Amazing book on how to read, think and write. Slip-box is a framework for great thinkers and writers. It helped me enjoy writing—something I always run away from.
A great book about Distributed Systems. From the programmer's (not the mathematician's) point of view. I love the approach to abstractions and modelling. The great rationale behind different models and abstraction levels. Difference between CAP and FLP impossibilities. Excellent conceptualisation, and great metaphors. Great discussion about different types of consistency, strong, …
One of the best books I've ever read. This book tries to answer the hardest questions of humankind. What is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary people? How to distinguish them. What is wrong with thinking 'it's for the greater good'? What is good and what is bad? What is the role of religion? What is the biggest punishment a human can receive? Love it.
How to live, according to Alfred Adler - a rival of Freud
The book is badly written. Chaotic. Nevertheless, interesting. Tesla was some kind of unexplainable mutation. I can't even imagine his imagination.
Although the goal of this book is to teach seduction, the book covers way more than that; it is one of the best books about interpersonal intelligence.
When you discover you are going to die next month what would you like to say at your last lecture?
If I had to pick the best quote from the book, I would have to quote half of it. At first, I thought that the book is about extremes, and the author's intention is to convince readers that no "way of life" is superior to another. There were some "ways to live" that entirely resonated with me. Others don't. So I thought that maybe the book will help me find my way of life from all …
Thought-provoking book on how to live and how to do it well.
The philosophy of usefulness-driven entrepreneurship. How to make art of your business. And how to have fun. Short, dense, and very thoughtful.
Very insightful book, I learned a lot about JS objects, arrays, prototypes, and inheritance in non-OOP language.
The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm: Building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters (The DevOps Toolkit Series)Date read: 2020-05-17
As every Derek Sivers's book, this one also is a collection of thoughtful articles which change the way of looking at life.
Great, I enjoyed it much more than first part. It is also much more detailed than movie.
Great, although move is even better.
Unfortunately first 9 chapters are quite boring. But then it gets more and more interesting to the end. I enjoyed his first book "Sapiens" more than this, but this one also contains some unique and fascinating insights.
I would expect more insights or 'behind the hood' aspects of this technology. This book is rather for beginner mobile developers.
Benjamin Franklin is the model of a wise and virtuous man. This Almanack is an amazing collection of wise adages. Amazing how much wisdom was he able to concentrate on them.
This book reminds you about the multi dimensionalism of life success. Overtake motivational books can be compared to taking steroids by bodybuilders. This book is like PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) for them.
We pursue our goals just to realize that the moment we achieve them gives us nothing more than disappointment. What is the true source of satisfaction is the journey to achieving those goals. That's why we should enjoy every day of our lives, it's what life is about. It doesn't mean you can neglect your goals because the journey without the destination is not a journey, it's wandering.
Too voluminous and too heavy pen for not native English reader. Maybe someday it will come easier for me. For now I will stick to Benjamin Franklin.
I think that most people, at some point in their life face the big question 'What is the purpose of life?'. The author of this book is the one who can handle this huge question. He survived death camps and noticed what gave people the will to live.
The book covers the majority of startup problems. How to split IP, how to pay a salary, and how to do it right. It can save me tons of mistakes and problems in future startups.
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing ItDate read: 2019-02-10
Amazing autobiography of one of the most influential engineers of humankind who considered engineering an art.
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!Date read: 2018-12-22
90% of this book is a digression and not important stories. It would be great to create a 2nd edition that summarises it on 100 pages.
This book opens your mind to how the OS (not only Linux) works.
Autobiography of a man that achieved everything he wanted to achieve. Read a few pages every day and keep going.
The book shows the importance of focusing on one thing in your life and not getting distracted.
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings-and LifeDate read: 2017-01-11
This book is a simplification of great ideas. But it can be used as an index for deeper reading.
Great book, you can find similarities in many other areas of your life, like business, games and relationships.
I would love to have such lessions in my school education path.
Stop looking for easy paths, for quantum leaps. Yes, this will be harder, slower and you will be often alone in this journey. But you need to follow it to achieve what you want from life.