This book is just an hour's read. Jam packed with insights and lessons, there no chase at all. Summarizing this almost felt like a crime. It literally drips of his personality and philosophy. Just read it.
Holiday draws his teachings from the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism. Which is very similar to the teachings of the Bhagavat Gita. Throughout the book he tries to patch the gap between philosophy and ground reality. A gap or disconnect a lot of people feel. This book is one of those you’d want to buy a physical copy of, annotate, look at as a reminder and keep coming back to. Highly recommend it.
What I didn’t expect this book to do was explain the fundamentals so easily. Not once did I lose interest. The book is very concise and on-point. Almost everything Thiel says is principle-like; an insider pouring out pure wisdom. This is a must read for every entrepreneur.
In today's social media run world, nobody is truly listening. Yet your urge to be heard is greater than ever. At least, you could become a good listener and give somebody the gift of true listening. With lots of great insights, it qualifies to be a must read.
I don’t have much to say about this book. This is one of the books that has different meaning for everybody. So far, I’ve I have it twice. Both times the value I got out of it was different. Since, its brief and my notes are scarce, I recommend reading it.
Initially this approach seemed so counterintuitive. But as you read more and more, you realise how much sense it makes. I would read the book again, more for the approach than the techniques. A good read, nonetheless.
Even though motivation is a myth, this book is going to motivate you. Most of the book is pretty legit, but some parts are definitely going to sound woo-woo. The story still is good. It's a good read, overall.
The idea of the book is so simple yet forgotten. A lot of us reject the idea of working deeply, thinking that we’re not academics or that our work profile doesn’t require it. Filling ourselves with distractions. The book seemed to have been stretched too much. Too many examples and the main points seemed scattered among them. Given the importance of the idea, a long essay might have done more justice, reaching more people.
Super brief. I'm lucky to have read this at the right time. Not as many original insights as reaffirmations. Justified for the time it takes. Recommended for anyone interested publishing their work on the internet