Category Archive for: Book reviews

Your Money & Your Brain

It is a challenging task to describe something really complicated such as neuroeconomics in a simple way. Benefiting from scientific research is hard to do for most of us layperson until someone comes along to show the practical use to us. Jason Zweig does a really good job in showing us how our investing brains…

Zero to One

After seeing what Elon Musk and Nassim Nicholas Taleb had to say about the book, I knew I had to instantly read it when it came out in 2014. I’ve found a few chapters to be incredibly thought provoking (The Mechanics of Mafia, You Are Not a Lottery Ticket, Secrets) while I slightly disagreed with others…

Flow

While Flow by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi can be considered as the “handbook of happiness”, or as Csíkszentmihályi calls it “the psychology of optimal experience”, I personally got a lot out of it on the topic of working in a state of flow for increased productivity and performance. Especially for people engaged in businesses and entrepreneurs I…

The Personal MBA

Welcome to my hybrid blog post on the topic of formal (university) education where book review meets general discussion. Let me start off with my view on what formal education actually is and what it supplies – at least in the business and entrepreneurship department. To me, it provides a mix of knowledge, network, social & emotional intelligence and…

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Usually I would recommend getting familiar with speed-reading and scanning the table of content before starting to make sure to not read sections that are unnecessary for you. However, there are books that you want to read slowly, where you want to make notes, study the material intensively, think rigorously about what you’ve just learned and…