Finished reading: The Tools by Phil Stutz 📚 As with any “self-help” book, application is the key. Interesting how in alignment with stoicism many of the concepts are. There is nothing new in the world.
Finished reading: The Dry by Jane Harper 📚 I ruined this excellent whodunnit mystery by taking far too long to read it. Shame on me.
Finished reading: Disentangle by Nancy L. Johnston 📚. This book has taught me things I didn’t realise were a thing.
Currently reading: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday 📚. I am hoping I will be able to read this each day this year. I need to escape the mental health dangers and associated anxiety of ruminating upon things I can’t control.
Finished reading: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran 📚
After reading this I’ve pulled out a hard copy Best Self journal my wife bought me a while ago and have been giving it a go. I am enjoying the paper lifestyle in support of my typical Fantastical/OmniFocus/Agenda/Logseq combination.
I am going to give it a full genuine effort for at least the 13-week cycle the journal allows. I don’t know if it will stick after that but having a change-up in approach to help keep some mindful plasticity is probably no bad thing.
Finished reading: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande 📚 I didn’t want a story justifying the use of checklists; I wanted a book providing a guide to the development of best practice checklists.
Finished reading: The Profit Paradox by Jan Eeckhout 📚 It took me a long time to finish because I put it down halfway through and left it for a while. Great insights, but did tend to get a little bogged down in the last third. Very US-centric, of course.
Finished reading: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 📚. A short story that initiated self-reflection of how my own childhood experience resulted in the life I have today.
Finished reading: Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz 📚 An enjoyable read that is let down by its extreme US-centricity.
Finished reading: The Highly Sensitive Person by E. Aron 📚 An insight into a personality type that might generally be labelled as shy. I see many links between HSP and Autism. The book’s best work is done early; the final third lost me. The interminable fixation on a review of one’s childhood was overdone.
Finished reading: The Process Is the Product by Paul Shirley 📚I had read most of the source material and I love basketball so this was up my alley. A quick read which would be a nice primer for people who have never dug into the world of productive work habits.
Currently reading: Thinking In Systems by Donella Meadows. This has been on my list for ages; time to get into it. 📚