Literature

The Teachings Of "The Alchemist"

The Teachings Of "The Alchemist"

In modern terms I think that it comes down to preparation and observation. Everything comes down to filters. Did you ever notice that after you bought something new, a red car or a white phone, suddenly you see so much more people driving red cars or using white phones? You ask yourself, how is this possible? Well, your brain has a new filter and now you are primed on those things, it pretty amazing.

Three Books For You To Read This Weekend

Three Books For You To Read This Weekend

The following three books are just a short and random recommendation. I've been reading a lot in the past months but some books stick more than others. In addition, they are very easy to pick up, to think about, to laugh and to reflect on. So nothing too heavy.

"A Mind Needs Books As A Sword Needs A Whetstone If It Is To Keep Its Edge"

"A Mind Needs Books As A Sword Needs A Whetstone If It Is To Keep Its Edge"

Everybody is preaching to practice speed reading and filtering information as fast as humanly possible. Everything is measured by the minute - sometimes you wonder how top managers supposedly live according to the daily press coverage.

As I agree totally on reading as much as possible and as interesting as it gets, I wouldn't agree to read everything fast and furious.

Make The Most Out Of Your Commute - Here Is How!

Make The Most Out Of Your Commute - Here Is How!

When you are like me you probably commute to work every day. That means, you will be spending a big part of your lifein a vehicle (e.g. train, bus, bike or car) to get to and from work. Those commutes can take everything from 5 minutes up to 60+ minutes per commute. If you want to get an impression on how commuting takes place in the US, have a look at the link below provided by the WNYC: 

Becoming Steve Jobs (Book Review) - "Here's to the crazy ones"

Becoming Steve Jobs (Book Review) - "Here's to the crazy ones"

But besides highlighting the hits and famous stories of Steve and his companies this particular book gives a very candit view on the development of THE pioneer of the computer industry. In itself it is a perfect addition to the official biography written by Walter Issacson called "Steve Jobs" in 2011.

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