So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

My rating: 5 out of 5 Do not follow your passion. That’s the gist of this book, but oh would that be an oversimplified and ultimately useless advice it would be. And this could have been one of those “happy go lucky” type of books, full of personal anecdotes and fluffy marketing. The book is full of various personal anecdotes, but they are mostly there to show how messy good careers can be. …

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

My rating: 4 out of 5 Shortly after I started reading this book I read an article on taking smart notes and so I naturally applied it for recording interesting quotes and tidbits from this book. Following is not even close to all of my notes, but more their condensed summary. I no longer remember why exactly I added the book to my reading list. It’s in one of my self-improvement drawer. …

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Iskusstvo bytʹ drugim by Vladimir Lvovich Levi

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: Read it in Czech translation from 1985 so certain things were a bit weird, but the core of the book is still worth reading. It deals with basic ideas of people interactions as well as with concrete situations. And most importantly it is written in a way digestible for laymen such as myself :-)

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Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage by Paul Ekman

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: Interesting topic for a book and mostly well written. A bit too much repeating (but I guess that’s for easier remembering). Plus some examples are a bit outdated (not that it changes their relevance). All in all a very interesting read that definitely needs more practice to actually become somewhat effective.

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