I just finished reading How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything by Dov Seidman, and I had heard about it from another book I had read recently. It focused on morality, principles, and ethics in business (the "how" behind what companies do).
I really liked its description of the history behind the "wave" phenomenon at sports games and how it used that metaphor throughout the book. I found the book quite high level and abstract and wished for more tactics and examples, though there definitely were diverse stories throughout. It acknowledged this issue itself in the end saying that the book was less about tactics and more about the principles behind "how."
I can recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding how good principles and ethics in business can make people and companies more successful long term and how to incorporate such ideas into one's work.
Some of my notes and takeaways from the book are below.
I recently finished reading Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World by Madeline Levine. I think I heard about it from another author whose work I also enjoyed.
It reminded me a bit of How to Raise an Adult, which also tackled the issues of over-involved/over-protective/helicopter parenting. Levine approached the issues through the lens of a psychologist who works with kids of all ages, and it was eye-opening to hear about some of the cases/issues she has seen firsthand. She presents a lot of good guidelines and tips, most of which revolve around doing less and letting kids do work and develop for themselves.
I also liked the sections that focused on the parents and how she encourages them to live their own lives that don't revolve around their kids 24/7.
I enjoyed this book and recommend it to other parents who may be prone to getting over-involved with their own kids. Below are some of my main notes and takeaways.
Wow, how much I enjoyed reading Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models by Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann! I listened to the audio book and was annoyed by how much I had to pause it since I was taking so many notes. This book was recommended to me by a colleague, and I am really grateful for the recommendation. It's like a combination of psychology, business, startups, and even relationship/family advice, all in one book of principles and models that can apply to many aspects of life. While there were not that many "brand new" models that I encountered, I really liked how the book pulled so many of them together and illustrated them with concise clear examples.
I greatly enjoyed Munger's books on similar topics, and this one incorporates many of his teachings and adds similar ones from lots of different fields as well. And it's cool that it was written by another software entrepreneur and dad!
Below are my main notes and takeaways. I highly recommend getting the book and reading it.