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Why Books Written In Gibberish Are The Most Important Books

Kafka called books "the axe for the frozen sea within us"; Maria Popova, in a piece about Margaret Mead and James Baldwin, refers to...

Nassim Taleb On What It Means To Be A Philosopher, The Importance Of Antimodels,...

Nassim Nicholas Taleb tells you not to read anything from the past hundred years. The degree to which one should follow this advice, however,...

Aspirations to Write Poetry? Here’s a Few Pointers

How does one approach the potentially daunting task of writing a poem? Where does the inspiration come from? Well, poetry is more about seeing...

Learning About Psychedelics: 7 Fantastic Introductory Books

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman Ph.DThis book is a fascinating insight into the world of psychedelics. Whether you are a beginner or...

The Toxicity in Lying, with Sam Harris | Short Reads

We all know lying is bad, but how bad is it, really? Sam Harris is one of my favourite people on the planet. I don’t...

Getting Behind the Scenes with Charlie Munger

A look at Janet Lowe's terribly under-appreciated book about the life of Charlie Munger: Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger A...

Tools of Titans | Tim Ferriss

A brief look at Tim Ferriss' latest book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers Fantastic collection of...

Can you Focus? — Book Review: Cal Newport’s Deep Work

Is Deep Work part of your life? A look at Cal Newport's investigation into the art of focus: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success...

Exploring The Life of Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is one of the most interesting characters to ever walk the earth. He made his name in science, as a physicist; his...

A Masterpiece From Khalil Gibran

If there is a book of life, is this it? A book that I have read several times; like the Tao Te Ching, this book...

How to Speak How to Listen, by Mortimer Adler

A Modern Philosopher's Take On The Art Of Communication Mortimer Adler is the author of one of my favourite books -- 'How To Read A...

Tolstoy’s Gospel In Brief: The Truth About Jesus Christ

The Grave Misunderstandings Of The Teachings Of Jesus Christ That Have Made Christianity A Laughing Stock Look, and you won't see it. Listen, and you...

Learning To Read Literature Properly: How To Read Literature Like A Professor, By Thomas...

Thomas Foster's insightful guide on reading between the lines Before reading this book I was of the opinion that the only books you should read front-to-back,...

Dan Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow: The Cognitive Science Bible

How and why do we think, act, judge, make decisions and learn? In the last few decades, the progress we've made in understanding the human...

Walter Isaacson’s Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson gives the world an incredible, deep and profound insight into the world and life of Ben Franklin. A polymath of his day;...

Epicurus, And His Philosophy

Learning The Truth About Epicurus: The Most Misunderstood Philosopher? You may of heard of Epicurus, and depending on where you heard of him, his philosophy...

4 Big Ideas From Dan Kanheman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Daniel Kahneman is an eccentric, energetic, full-of-life professor in the fascinating discipline of Psychology. He is a Senior Scholar at Princeton University, and Emeritus...

Book Review – The Alchemist

A look at one of my favourite books...