What I’m reading

This is a repository that should help me keep track of most of what I’m reading.

August 2016

Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
It’s amazing the sheer determination this guy has. According to some of the reports on the book maybe he’s not the nicest guy ever, but I’m a fan… I mean, he is trying to get the human species to be a multi-planetary one. Not many people can say they’re working on this, right?. Not only that, when no one believed he put his money where his mouth was. Respect.

February 2016

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
A completely different book about managing (creative) organisations. Particularly interesting to me was their emphasis in building a kickass company culture.

Mastery

I can’t remember how this book landed on my lap. It was a book that took me a while to get into however once I did I  quite enjoyed. Super helpful to me at this stage as well. Even if only for the lives examined, awesome examples of Mastery.

January 2016

On the move: A Life

Maria Popova from Brainpickings constantly shares how awesome the late Oliver Sacks was and I remember reading “The man who mistook his wife for a hat” and liking it, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. Really enjoyed his honesty and writing style. An amazing life lived to the fullest, no doubt.

November 2015

Shantaram

It’s taken me months to finish this book and I for the most part I liked it. It’s just very long and some of it felt unnecessary. Still a great read.

The year without pants: WordPress.com & the Future of Work

Really enjoyed reading this book. It’s always interesting to see companies from the inside out, especially ones challenging the traditional ways of getting things done.

The Godfather

I had this book staring at me all my childhood as my dad’s bookshelf was in my room. I finally had the chance to read it and couldn’t put it down. Loved it.

October 2015

Sit like a Buddha: A Pocket Guide to Meditation

Quick little step by step guide that helped me understand better the practice of meditation. I specially enjoyed the emphasis on finding the reason why to do it.

September 2015

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World –

This novel was recommended by a friend and I will forever be grateful for it as this is totally my kind of book. Tough to describe in this short paragraph, its chapters alternate between two narrative that are bizarre and almost impossible to imagine.  An amazing read.

August 2015

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

Loved finally tucking into this book. Dan Harris helped me finally ‘get’ meditation with a set of simple instructions and it was great to read how he arrived to them.

July 2015

How to win friends and influence people.

The examples of this book can feel a bit dated but the wisdom in it isn’t.