My 2020 Book list
I consumed 32 books and lecture series in 2020. Here is the list and what I thought of each book.
Designing Your Life
7/10 - I like the techniques proposed in this book, but it feels like the authors are trying to sell me on something throughout the book, which was a bit off-putting.
The Time Paradox
8/10 - This book has a very useful mental model, and it has helped me identify and artculate things that I like and dislike about myself and other people.
Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers
8/10 - This book spoke to me, and I found it both cathartic and inspiring to read. But it didn't pack the same punch as Your Music and People
Your Music and People by Derek Sivers
10/10 - This is now on my yearly reading list. This book is relevant to anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur or an artist of any sort. Super concise. Very articulate
Breath by James Nestor
8/10 - There was a lot of interesting information in this book, and it provides a good overview of many techniques for breathing
My philosophy of book reviews
I read a lot of books, and wanted a different way of talking about them.
On the utility of generalists
I recently moved from a larger company to a smaller company, and noticed some differences in where and how generalists were useful.
On Remote Work
Remote work is a big topic during COVID, and as someone who has worked mostly remotely for almost 10 years, I wanted to write down my thoughts.
Project graveyards as guideposts
I was inspired recently to think about old, dead projects as guideposts based on another idea: reasearch graveyards