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How Lessons From 100 Years Ago Are Truer Than Ever

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind


I’m impressed whenever I read centuries-old literature that is still applicable in this day and age. I’m especially in awe when I read The Crowd, written by French psychologist Le Bon in 1895, way before the invention of any modern communication methods. One hundred years later, with the emergence of…

The Secrets to Becoming a Master Storyteller

Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business


How to Think and Act Like a Stoic



I read this book to understand Stoicism, a school of philosophy that influences many generations and can still be found…

The Secrets to Happiness According to Science and Ancient Wisdom

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom


How to be happy? It is the question of eternal debate between science and religion, between ancient and modern world. Each party presents its own arguments and they often seem contradictory. In his book, Jonathan Haidt, an American social psychologist and a professor, sets out on a quest to answer…

A Philosopher’s Guide to Living



How to Live with Peace, Compassion, and Happiness

The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now


Not sure if it is just because I’m just having “one of those weeks” or COVIDepression finally caught up with me, I felt very sluggish and anxious for the past few days. I constantly worried about different aspects of my life such as my finance, my career, etc. Amid all…

The Thrilling Story of A Billion-Dollar Scam

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup


What is Like Going on an Adventure With One of the Great Minds

“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character


Before reading this book, I heard of the name “Richard Feynman” mostly from two places, one is from physics books such as A Brief History of Time, the other place is from the “Feynman technique”, which is essentially a way of learning through teaching. Without any background knowledge of Mr…

How You Can Use Rocket Science Thinking to Boost Your Life

Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life


How does rocket science have anything remotely have to do with my life? I was a bit confused and skeptical when I first picked up this book, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn many practical insights that I could immediately apply to my day to day operations. Even though…

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