Want to better understand why democracy is good and effective? Learn about autocracy. Despite a fear-provoking title, this book did a great job shedding some light on the power of rulers in both systems.
Category: Broaden horizons
We all want to become successful in life, but there is no set formula for success. Jim Rohn would tell you "Success is something you attract by the person you become." This insightful book by Philly-based UPenn psychology professor, Angela Duckworth, highlighted the why, how, and what of GRIT - a quality that can help YOU attract success!
A short read yet full of insightful pearls of wisdom - what it takes to most effectively practice to level up your game while living a life full of peace and fulfillment. Author Thomas Sterner is an accomplished musician, concern piano technician, and avid golfer. Through his personal journey of mastering piano performance, learning golf, and restoring complicated pianos, Tom told a compelling story about how he achieved peace, joy, and fulfillment through practicing - which in turn helped him to achieve. "Focusing on the process instead of the end goal" is easier said than done, but Tom offered some practical advice.
Mindset is a great book discussing something all successful people, from kids to CEOs, have in common: a growth mindset. I've read a few books talking about the importance of the way we think, Dr. Dweck did a great job tying different examples together to illustrate one of the most important paradigm shifts one can have: fixed mindset --> growth mindset. Below is are my top three takeaways:
"The unexamined life is not worth living," this thought-provoking book definitely helped me to examine lives from a new angel I never thought of before. Richard Dawkins believes that evolution should be studied at the level of genes, instead of species. You can get some interesting perspectives when look at lives on the DNA-level.
An extremely insightful book by Dr. Gawande, talking about elderly & end-of-life care and humanity in medicine. It's definitely uncomfortable and even sad to confront the reality of the fragile lives we all have, but it is an important conversation we all need to have at some point of our life journey. Young people naturally … Continue reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande