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.
I just finished reading Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell. It was recommended to me a while ago by many people I worked with before.
I had previously enjoyed and gotten a lot out of Chris Fussell's book One Mission, which I guess is sort of a sequel to Team of Teams. Even though I read them "out of order," both books still made a lot of sense. I actually enjoyed One Mission more because I found it to be more tactical and down to earth; Team of Teams seemed to be very heavy on theory and background, which I suppose makes sense since it came first. In Team of Teams, I enjoyed learning more about the history of Scientific Management and Taylor, and it was interesting to learn a lot of the details around how the special ops teams transitioned to a more decentralized and transparent system of management as well as how they set up their physical spaces (SAR, O&I room, etc.).
My notes and main takeaways from the book are below.
A while ago I had heard of the "poker book" Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke, and I just recently finished reading it. It isn't really a book about poker; it's a book about decision science and how to make good/better decisions under uncertainty (i.e., pretty much all the time).
It was a nice summary of big lessons from a lot of other books like Thinking Fast and Slow that talk about the various types of cognitive mistakes we are susceptible to. I actually wished it had more juicy poker "guts" in it; while it had various stories and anecdotes, I wished there were more lessons drawn specifically from techniques or concepts poker players use or have developed. I would've gotten more out of this book compared to others like it if it had more of those "inner secrets" from poker; even without those, it was still an enjoyable and useful book.
My major notes and takeaways from the book are below.