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Derek Sivers

Books I’ve read 我读过的书

Tiny summary but detailed notes for each. Use the ISBN number to find it from your local library or anywhere else. This page will constantly update as I read more, so bookmark it if you want to check back in a few months.
简短概述,每个都有详细注释。使用 ISBN 号码从当地图书馆或其他地方找到它。随着我的阅读,此页面将不断更新,因此如果你想在几个月后回来查看,请将其添加到书签中。

Sorted with my top recommendations up top. Sort by title, newest, or best.
按照我的最高推荐排序。按标题、最新或最佳排序。

And please read this FAQ page about these notes, if you have any questions. You can also email me.
如果您有任何问题,请阅读这些注释的常见问题解答页面。您也可以发邮件给我。


You Can Negotiate Anything - by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything - by Herb Cohen
你可以谈判任何事——作者:赫布·科恩

Date read: 2023-08-02. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

Everything is negotiable. Challenge authority. You have the power in any situation. This is how to realize it and use it. A must-read classic from 1980 from a master negotiator.
一切皆有可能谈判。挑战权威。任何情况下你都有力量。这是如何实现和使用它的方法。这是一本来自谈判大师的经典之作,出版于一九八零年,必读。

My notes here aren’t enough because the little book is filled with so many memorable stories — examples of great day-to-day moments of negotiation that will stick in your head for when you need them.
我的笔记不足以概括这些内容,因为这本小书里充满了许多令人难忘的故事——它里面有很多日常谈判的绝佳例子,在你需要的时候可以信手拈来。

(I especially loved the one about the power of the prisoner in solitary confinement.) So go buy and read the book. I’m giving it a 10/10 rating even though the second half of the book loses steam, because the first half is so crucial.
(尤其是关于被单独监禁的囚犯的力量部分,我特别喜欢。)所以去买书并阅读吧。尽管书的后半部分失分不少,但我还是给它打出了满分 10 分,因为前半部分至关重要。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或者去亚马逊页面查看详细信息和评论。

The Listening Book - by W.A. Mathieu

The Listening Book - by W.A. Mathieu
《倾听之书》——作者 W.A.马蒂厄

Date read: 2021-09-03. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2021 年 9 月 3 日。推荐程度:强烈推荐(满分)/ 强烈推荐(满分)

Everyone should read this book of little essays about listening. It teaches your ears to pay more attention. It calls your attention to sounds you hadn’t noticed. It’s beautifully written, and makes your life better.
每个人都应该阅读这本关于倾听的小散文。这本书教你更仔细地倾听。它会让你注意到以前忽略的声音。它的文字非常优美,可以让你的生活变得更美好。

I read it twice, 24 years ago, and reading it again this week, it was even better than I remembered.
我 24 年前读过两次这本书,本周再次阅读时,发现它比记忆中的还要好。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

The Courage to Be Disliked - by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

The Courage to Be Disliked - by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
讨厌你的人中表现出的勇气——作者:石川啟吾和榛原深大

Date read: 2018-07-25. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2018 年 7 月 25 日。强烈推荐程度:10/10

Wow. A profound little philosophy book from Japan, communicating the psychology of Alfred Adler - a rival of Freud. Told as a conversation between an angry student and a patient teacher.
哇。这是一本来自日本的深奥哲学书籍,它阐述了弗洛伊德的竞争对手阿尔弗雷德·阿德勒的心理。故事以一个愤怒的学生和一个耐心的老师之间的对话展开。

A little book so good that I rushed home from other activities to keep reading it, and finished in a day. A surprisingly fresh perspective on how to live. (The “disliked” part is not the point, so don’t let the title distract you.)
这是一本很好的书,让我从其他活动中冲回家继续阅读,并在一天内读完。它以一种意想不到的新颖角度诠释了如何生活。(虽然其中有一部分我不喜欢,但这并不重要,因此不要被标题误导。)

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - by David Eagleman

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - by David Eagleman
《死后余生:四十四次讲诉》——大卫·伊格曼著

Date read: 2017-09-27. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2017 年 9 月 27 日。推荐程度:十分推荐,满分十分。

Awesomely creative think-piece. 40 very short fictional stories about what happens when you die. The framework is inspiring for anyone: coming up with 40 different answers to any one question. But they’re also just brilliant ideas and powerful little fables.
很棒的创意作品。关于你死后会发生什么的 40 个非常简短的故事。这个框架对任何人来说都是鼓舞人心的:为一个问题想出 40 个不同的答案。但它们也仅仅是精彩的想法和有力的小寓言故事。

I just read it a 2nd time and love it even more now.
我刚读了第二遍,现在更爱它了。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

The Gardener and the Carpenter - by Alison Gopnik

The Gardener and the Carpenter - by Alison Gopnik
园丁与木匠 - 艾莉森·戈普尼克著

Date read: 2016-08-10. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2016 年 8 月 10 日。强烈推荐程度:10/10

Great philosophy of parenting, from a grandmother who is a wise professor of philosophy and a developmental psychologist. Such a beautiful mindset and outlook. Required reading for every parent. Re-read it often as a necessary reminder.
很棒的育儿哲学理念,源自一个哲学教授兼心理学家身份的祖母的讲述。 美好的想法和远见。每个父母都应阅读此书。时常复习,提醒自己牢记于心。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Playful Parenting - by Lawrence Cohen

Playful Parenting - by Lawrence Cohen
游戏式育儿方法——劳伦斯·科恩著

Date read: 2016-06-05. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2016 年 6 月 5 日。强烈推荐程度:10/10

I’ve read many books on parenting, but this one is the best. It’s genius. My top recommendation for everyone with a kid age 1-13. Its point is that children communicate through play. So, to reach them: play!
我读了很多关于育儿方面的书籍,但这本书是最好的。这本书太精彩了。对于家有 1-13 岁孩子的家长来说,我非常推荐这本书。它的观点是孩子们通过玩耍来交流。因此,要了解他们,就要和他们一起玩!

Anything can be done through play: teaching, emotional connection, processing difficult situations, and even discipline can be made playful. Read the whole book instead of just my notes, since my little take-away ideas are just reminders of the spirit of the book.
通过游戏可以完成任何事情:教学、情感联系、处理困难情境,甚至可以用有趣的方式去惩罚。不要只读我的笔记,请阅读整本书,因为我的想法只是书中精神的提醒而已。

I re-read these notes almost every week to remind me how to be a great parent. My kid is always thankful (communicated through giddy laughter) when I remember and use this approach.
我几乎每周都会重新阅读这些笔记,以提醒我如何成为一名好家长。当我记住并用到这些方法时,我的孩子总是心存感激(通过欢快的笑声传达)。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

On Writing Well - by William Zinsser

On Writing Well - by William Zinsser
《论写作的技巧》——威廉·津瑟著

Date read: 2015-08-01. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2015 年 8 月 1 日。推荐程度:10/10

Great blunt advice about writing better non-fiction. So inspiring.
关于如何写得更好的非虚构类作品,建议中肯而直白。十分鼓舞人心。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

The War of Art - by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art - by Steven Pressfield
《战争的艺术》——史蒂文·普雷斯菲尔德著

Date read: 2012-01-05. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2012 年 1 月 5 日。强烈推荐程度:10/10

Have you experienced a vision of the person you might become, the work you could accomplish, the realized being you were meant to be? Are you a writer who doesn’t write, a painter who doesn’t paint, an entrepreneur who never starts a venture? Then you know what “Resistance” is.
你是否有过对自己未来身份的憧憬,对你可能完成的工作的预见,对你生来注定要实现的存在的感悟?你是不写作的作家,不画画的画家,从不创业的企业家吗?那你就知道“阻力”是什么。

This book is about that. Read it.
这本书就是关于这个的。读一读吧。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Stumbling on Happiness - by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness - by Daniel Gilbert
《幸福盲点》——丹尼尔·吉尔伯特著

Date read: 2007-07-11. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2007 年 7 月 11 日。推荐程度:10/10

Not at all new-agey, as the title might suggest. Harvard professor of psychology has studied happiness for years, and shares factual findings that will change the way you look at the world.
这本书绝非标题所言那么前卫,哈佛心理学教授多年研究幸福之道,将分享确切的发现以改变你对世界的认知。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

E-Myth Revisited - by Michael Gerber

E-Myth Revisited - by Michael Gerber
重访神话——迈克尔·格伯著

Date read: 2004-02-26. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10
阅读日期:2004 年 2 月 26 日。推荐程度:10/10

Absolutely everyone who is an entrepreneur or wants to be one needs to read this book. I first read it after 10 years of successfully running my company, and was still blown away and totally humbled by its wisdom.
每位想要创业或已经是创业者的人都需要阅读这本书。我第一次读它是在成功经营公司十年后,尽管如此,书中的智慧仍然让我大吃一惊,并深感自己的渺小。

Re-reading it today, I'm amazed how my view of business was completely changed by this one little book. See my notes for examples, but definitely read the book itself to get the real impact.
今天重读这本书,我惊讶地发现我的商业观是如何被这本薄薄的小册子彻底改变的。请参见我的笔记作为例证,但一定要阅读这本书本身,以了解真正的精髓所在。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Between Us: How Cultures Create Emotions - by Batja Mesquita

Between Us: How Cultures Create Emotions - by Batja Mesquita
《我们之间:文化如何创造情感》——巴塔·梅斯基塔著

Date read: 2024-04-05. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2024 年 4 月 5 日。推荐程度:9/10

Cultural psychology, studying emotions through the lens of culture. Your emotions are created by your culture. You should not be too sure that you share the emotional experiences of individuals from other cultures. Culture and emotion make each other up. Great insights!
文化心理学,通过文化的视角来研究情感。你的情感是由你的文化创造的。你不应过于确定自己与其他文化的人有相同的情感体验。文化和情感是相互成就的。深刻的见解!

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

Arabs - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Arabs - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
阿拉伯人——蒂姆·麦克西托斯·史密斯著

Date read: 2024-02-03. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2024 年 2 月 3 日。推荐程度:9/10

3000 years of factual Arab history, and personal insights from this Oxford Brit who lived in Yemen for 37 years, translates classical Arabic, and clearly cares a lot. Huge and thorough but really wonderful for those with the interest. I loved his writing style and poetic asides.
这是阿拉伯人事实上的三千年的历史记录,这是由这位在也门生活过 37 年的牛津英国人所记录下的个人观点所得出的个人见解,他将古典阿拉伯文翻译了过来,并非常关心其重要性。虽然篇幅巨大且十分详尽,但对于感兴趣的人来说非常精彩。我非常喜欢他的写作风格和诗意的文字。

Read my notes here for a taste. What a great book.
在此处阅读我的笔记作为引子。这本书太赞了。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

The Vagabond’s Way - by Rolf Potts

The Vagabond’s Way - by Rolf Potts
流浪者之路——罗尔夫·波茨著

Date read: 2023-11-15. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2023 年 11 月 15 日。推荐程度:9/10

Best travel book I’ve ever read! Shook my soul many times. Tiny “daily meditation” format, with lots of quotes from others, but wow what wonderful insights. They make me yearn to travel again. Love love love these ideas and perspectives so much.
我读过的最好的旅行书籍!多次震撼我的心灵。微小的“日常冥想”格式,引用了许多其他人的语录,但哇,这些见解太美妙了。他们让我渴望再次旅行。我非常喜欢这些想法和观点。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Finite and Infinite Games - by James P. Carse

Finite and Infinite Games - by James P. Carse
有限与无限的游戏 - 詹姆斯·卡斯著

Date read: 2023-10-10. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2023 年 10 月 10 日。推荐程度:9/10

So abstract. Maybe the most abstract book you’ll ever read. Compares “finite” games with rules and winners, versus “infinite” games without winners where we can play with the game itself. Is it about a job versus a calling? Religion versus spirituality?
太抽象了。这可能是你读过的最抽象的书。将“有限”的游戏与有赢家的规则与“无限”的游戏进行比较,后者没有赢家,我们可以与游戏本身一起玩。是关于工作与使命的对比吗?宗教与灵性?

A story versus story-telling? Who knows. Thought-provoking if you can apply the metaphor to whatever concerns you.
故事与讲故事?谁知道。如果你能将其隐喻应用到任何你所关心的事情上,那将引发深思。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth - by Noa Tishby

Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth - by Noa Tishby
以色列:地球上被误解最深的国家的简单指南——诺亚·蒂斯比著

Date read: 2023-08-20. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

History of modern country of Israel, written by someone whose grandparents were part of its founding. Unapologetically pro-Israel, but also pro-Palestine and anti-Hamas.
Well-written though the occasional unnecessary adjectives (“horrific” / “brave”) remind you that it’s clearly biased and personal. Despite that, it’s really a great history book, riveting throughout.

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

How Minds Change - by David McRaney

How Minds Change - by David McRaney

Date read: 2023-07-30. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

The psychology of how and why we believe. How we learn and change. The craft of doubt and persuasion. Insights into the social definition of truth. Epistemology. Certainty is a feeling not based on facts. Well-written with a nice balance of story-telling and deeper dives.

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

How Religion Evolved - by Robin Dunbar

How Religion Evolved - by Robin Dunbar

Date read: 2023-07-20. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Great anthropology! So many insights into religions, tribes, friendships, organizations, the evolution of minds, superstition, and more. Got me thinking most about friendships.

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

Nothing & Everything - by Val N. Tine

Nothing & Everything - by Val N. Tine

Date read: 2023-06-22. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

I love this book so much. It's the joy of nihilism. Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. I agree completely. I would give it a 10-out-of-10 rating but I disliked the whole second half of the book. So just read the first half. See my notes here. If you like my book “Useful Not True”, you should read this.

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You - by Janelle Shane

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You - by Janelle Shane

Date read: 2023-06-18. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

A funny book explaining the basics of AI! The subtitle is How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place. A great introduction to AI. With a cute cartoon mascot. The title is from her training an AI to write romantic greeting cards.

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

City of Gold: Dubai - by Jim Krane

City of Gold: Dubai - by Jim Krane

Date read: 2023-06-17. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

So well-written! Absolutely fascinating history of Dubai. An exciting page-turner. It gave me so much admiration for the city and its visionaries.

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

The Righteous Mind - by Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind - by Jonathan Haidt
正义的心灵——乔纳森·海德著

Date read: 2023-05-28. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2023 年 5 月 28 日。推荐程度:9/10

Brilliant insights into human nature. Moral reasoning, inventing victims, emotional reactions, the elephant (emotions) and its rider (explanations). Intuition reacts then logic confabulates a reason. Survival of the fittest applied to groups. Understanding religion and tradition.
洞悉人性光辉。道德推理、制造受害者、情感反应、大象(情感)及其骑手(解释)。直觉反应,然后逻辑编造理由。优胜劣汰适用于群体。了解宗教和传统。

Great from start to finish.
从头到尾都很棒。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Write Useful Books - by Rob Fitzpatrick

Write Useful Books - by Rob Fitzpatrick
写有用的书——罗布·菲茨帕特里克著

Date read: 2022-09-25. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2022 年 9 月 25 日。推荐程度:9/10

How to write a non-fiction book so useful to people that they recommend it to others. A great step-by-step methodology from someone experienced, who’s done it successfully a few times already.
如何撰写一本非虚构类书籍,使之对人们如此有用以至于他们会推荐给其他人。这是一位经验丰富的成功作者分步骤向大家介绍的方法论,已经成功多次。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Wild Problems - by Russ Roberts

Wild Problems - by Russ Roberts
野性问题——罗素·罗伯茨著

Date read: 2022-09-12. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2022 年 9 月 12 日。推荐程度:9/10

How to improve your HUGE major life decisions, like whether/who to marry, whether to have kids, where to live, career paths, and such — where you can’t use the usual checklist/data approach.
如何改善您重大的生活抉择,例如结不结婚、与谁结婚、生不生孩子、居住何处、职业道路等等,这些无法用普通的核对表或数据法来解决。

This economist addresses self-identity, “deepest self”, and “something I was meant to do”. You can’t use a pro/con checklist with an item that says “lose respect for myself”.
这位经济学家谈到自我认同、“最深处的自我”和“生来要做的事”。面对关乎自我尊重的问题,你不能用赞成或反对的清单来应对。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Relationship Handbook - by George Pransky

Relationship Handbook - by George Pransky
关系手册——乔治·普兰斯基著

Date read: 2022-08-16. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2022 年 8 月 16 日。推荐程度:9/10

Best philosophy of love relationships I’ve ever found. Like meditation teaches you that moods pass, this experienced marriage counselor says this applies to relationship communication as well. When angry or insecure, don’t vent, don’t share that. Let the feeling pass.
我发现的最棒的关于爱情关系的哲学。就像冥想会告诉你情绪会过去一样,这位经验丰富的婚姻顾问表示,这也适用于关系沟通。当生气或不安时,不要发泄,不要分享。让情绪过去。

Your anger doesn’t reveal some real truth. Everyone in a romantic relationship should read this.
你的愤怒并没有揭示出任何真相。恋爱关系中的每个人都应该读一下这个。

Read my notes, or go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.
阅读我的笔记,或访问亚马逊页面了解详情和评论。

Awaken the Giant Within - by Tony Robbins

Awaken the Giant Within - by Tony Robbins
唤醒内在的巨人——托尼·罗宾斯

Date read: 2022-06-22. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2022 年 6 月 22 日。我的推荐程度:9/10

This 1992 book changed everything about my life. It’s my Bible. Most of my beliefs come from it. I read it many times at a formative age, but re-read it now 30 years later, taking notes. It’s not a perfect book. It’s too verbose and full of expired American references.
这本 1992 年的书改变了我生活的所有一切。这是我的圣经。我的大多数信仰都来源于此。我在形成性格的时期读了很多次,但现在 30 年后重新阅读并做了笔记。这本书并不完美。它过于冗长且充斥着过时的美国人的想法。

But its core messages are the wisest, most effective life philosophy I’ve ever encountered. You choose how you feel. Your emotions come from you, not events or others. Doesn’t matter what’s true, but what empowers you.
但其核心信息是迄今为止我遇到的最明智、最有效的生活哲学观。你选择如何感受。你的情绪来自于你自身,而非外部事件或是他人。无论何为事实真相,真正的关键在于它是否能赋予你力量。

You adopted beliefs randomly from circumstance, but you can rewire your mind to believe whatever helps you be who you want to be. You have absolute control over your internal world. If you think, “I can’t help the way I feel”, you need this book.
你随机从环境中采纳信念,但你可以重塑你的思维去相信任何能帮助你成为你想要成为的人的东西。 你有绝对的能力掌控你的内心世界。 如果你认为“我无法控制自己的感受”,那你需要这本书。

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How Buildings Learn - by Stewart Brand

How Buildings Learn - by Stewart Brand
《建筑如何学习》——斯图尔特·布兰德著

Date read: 2021-08-02. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2021 年 8 月 2 日。推荐程度:9/10

I’ve read this book three times since 1999, and gifted it many times to others. It’s changed the way I look at buildings. I read it again now because I’m building a new house.
自从 1999 年以来,我已经读过这本书三次,并且多次把它赠予他人。它改变了我的建筑观。我现在又重新读了这本书,因为我正在建一所新房子。

Its main idea is that all buildings are predictions, and all predictions are wrong, so design to make them easy to change. I think of it metaphorically in life: assuming my predictions about what I want will probably be wrong, so make my life easy to change.
其主要思想在于所有建筑都是预测,而所有预测都是错误的,因此设计时要易于改变。在生活中我会将其视作一种隐喻:假设我对自己想要的东西的预测可能是错误的,所以让我所做出的改变为生活增添方便。

Get the paper book because the photos are crucial.
获取这本纸质书,因为照片非常重要。

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Getting Things Done - by David Allen

Getting Things Done - by David Allen
搞定:戴维·艾伦著书

Date read: 2021-04-30. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2021 年 4 月 30 日。推荐程度:9/10

Classic book with near-cult following. How to manage every last itty bitty tiny thing in your life. Keep your inbox empty. Re-read 16 years later. Still great.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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Several Short Sentences About Writing - by Verlyn Klinkenborg

Several Short Sentences About Writing - by Verlyn Klinkenborg
关于写作的几个短句——弗林·克林肯堡著

Date read: 2021-03-28. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2021 年 3 月 28 日。推荐程度:9/10

The 2nd-best and most-radical book about great writing. It tells you to focus entirely on the sentence, an approach that was already my favorite, which is why I bought this book.
关于伟大作品的第二本最好的激进之书。它告诉你完全专注于句子,这也是我最喜欢的风格之一,这就是我购买这本书的原因。

It recommends you boldly eliminate transitions and conjunctions, split compound sentences, don't save your point for the end, and revise by deleting.
它建议你要大胆删除过渡和连接词,拆分复合句,不要保留观点到结尾,通过删除来修改文章。

This is the first book I've seen printed as one sentence per line — a way I've been writing for many years, and now printed in my book “How to Live”.
这是我看过的第一本书,每句单独一行排版,我很多年前就这样写东西,在我的书《活着之道》中也是这样的排版方式。

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Skin in the Game - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
书中自有颜如玉——纳西姆·尼古拉斯·塔勒布著

Date read: 2020-08-15. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2020 年 8 月 15 日。推荐程度:9/10

Taleb is always filled with surprising ideas and confrontational bragging. Ignore the hot air and gather the gems. Great thoughts around putting your ass on the line with consequences — not just thinking things in theory but doing things in reality — in the real world.
塔勒布总是充满令人惊奇的想法和对抗性的自夸。忽略那些大话,发掘精华。围绕冒险行动的伟大思想——不仅仅是理论上的思考,而是在现实中行动——在现实世界中付诸实践。

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This Is Marketing - by Seth Godin

This Is Marketing - by Seth Godin
这就是营销——赛斯·高汀著

Date read: 2019-08-02. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2019 年 8 月 2 日。推荐程度:9/10

A must-read for every entrepreneur. A holistic, generous, human, emotional, long-term, story-driven approach to your business. The world would be a much better place if businesses were led this way. You'll have a competitive advantage if you do this, since so few do.
每个创业者必读。一个全面、慷慨、人性化、情感化、长期化、故事化的商业运作方式。如果企业都按这种方式运营,世界将会更美好。如果你这样做,你就会有竞争优势,因为很少有企业这样做。

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Atomic Habits - by James Clear

Atomic Habits - by James Clear
习惯养成者:詹姆斯·克利尔

Date read: 2018-12-29. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2018 年 12 月 29 日。推荐程度:9/10

I was doubtful, but everyone kept telling me it’s awesome, so I reluctantly read it. Holy crap! It’s GREAT! Feels like the definitive masterpiece on the subject of how to make good habits and break bad ones. Very focused on helping you take action. Very relatable and inspiring.
我有点怀疑,但每个人都告诉我太棒了,所以我勉强读了读。天哪!这太棒了!感觉就像关于如何养成好习惯、改掉坏习惯的专题佳作。非常专注于帮助你采取行动。非常贴切,鼓舞人心。

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Thinking in Bets - by Annie Duke

Thinking in Bets - by Annie Duke
《Think in Bets》(安妮·杜克)

Date read: 2018-06-02. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2018 年 6 月 2 日。推荐程度:9/10

Amazing point: Would your belief in something stand up to the question, “Wanna bet?” If you had to gamble significant money on that belief, would you still feel 100% about it? Or maybe more honestly 60%?
惊人的一点是:你的信仰经得起考验吗?“想赌一把吗?”如果必须用一大笔钱来为你的信仰做赌注,你还会百分之百确定吗?也许诚实地讲只有百分之六十吧?

This creates healthy skepticism encouraging you to seek the best information instead of just defending your belief. Now objective accuracy wins instead of argument. Combine with “The Biggest Bluff” by Maria Konnikova
这引发健康的怀疑论情绪,鼓励你去寻求最好的信息,而不是仅仅捍卫你的信仰。现在,客观的准确性战胜了争论。结合玛丽亚·科尼科娃的《最大的欺骗》

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12 Rules for Life - by Jordan Peterson

12 Rules for Life - by Jordan Peterson
生活的十二条规则——乔丹·彼得森著

Date read: 2018-04-10. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2018 年 4 月 10 日。推荐程度:9/10

A unique thinker with strong opinions presented as indisputable fact. More surprisingly interesting ideas than almost any book I've ever read. Extremely thoughtful, but occasionally abruptly concludes with an unsupported point. It has a conservative “this is how it is” certainty.
以独特思维对待事情且表达看法十分明确坚韺如铁。书中充满许多令人意想不到且有趣的观点,比起我所读过的大部分书籍都要精彩。此书极为深思熟虑,但有时在未经支持的情况下仓促得出结论。书中具有保守的“事情本应如此”的确定性。

It’s a broad collection of thoughtful insights on life, mixed with a lot of Bible interpretation.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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Sapiens - by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens - by Yuval Noah Harari
人类简史——尤瓦尔·赫拉利著

Date read: 2017-08-15. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2017 年 8 月 15 日。强烈推荐程度:9/10

I resisted reading this popular history of mankind, because it came out when I had just finished “Guns, Germs, and Steel” and “Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches”, on the same subject.
我不想读这本流行的人类历史书籍,因为当我刚刚读完同一主题的《枪炮、病菌与钢铁》和《牛猪战争与女巫》时,它就出版了。

But wow - this book is at its best when the author is sharing his personal perspective about binding myths, humanism, and other ways that “truths” are not true. And you get an interesting history of the world along with it. Strange mix of history and philosophy.
但哇——这本书最好的地方在于作者分享了个人对结合神话、人文主义和其他方式的“真相”的不真实性的看法。你还将了解到有趣的世界历史。历史和哲学的奇怪混合。

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Happy - by Derren Brown

Happy - by Derren Brown
快乐——德伦·布朗著

Date read: 2017-03-05. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2017 年 3 月 5 日。推荐程度:9/10

Brilliant and profound yet totally entertaining philosophy book by one of my favorite people. Gives an approachable overview of past philosophies and shows how they apply to your life today better than the harmful pop-self-help-positivity stuff.
这是我最喜欢的人所写的精彩而深刻的哲学书籍,同时也很引人入胜。它提供了对过去哲学的通俗概述,并展示了它们如何比有害的流行自助励志书籍更好地应用于您的现实生活。

Amazing perspectives on desires, death, relationships, anger, and how being present doesn’t matter as much as the story you tell yourself afterwards. His fun writing style isn’t reflected in my notes here. Get the book.
关于欲望、死亡、人际关系、愤怒,以及活在当下与编造故事的优劣取舍这些观点实在令人惊叹。他那有趣的写作风格在我这里的笔记中并未体现。去读这本书吧。

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Au Contraire: Figuring Out the French - by Gilles Asselin and Ruth Mastron

Au Contraire: Figuring Out the French - by Gilles Asselin and Ruth Mastron
相反:解决法国人问题的吉尔·阿塞尔林和露丝·马斯特朗

Date read: 2016-10-11. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2016 年 10 月 12 日 推荐指数:十分推荐九点到十点。

The absolute best book I've ever found on explaining the mindset of a country. (Runner-up is “Watching the English” by Kate Fox.) I wish every country had a book this deep. Not just what but why! Also appreciate the bold writing, skipping caveats.
我发现这是阐释一个国家心态最好的一本书。(第二本是凯特·福克斯写的《看英国人如何表达》)。我希望每个国家都有这么深入的书。不只是关于什么,更是关于为什么!也欣赏作者大胆的写作风格,跳过免责声明。

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - by Mark Manson
不在乎的微妙艺术——马克·曼森著

Date read: 2016-09-26. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2016 年 9 月 26 日。推荐程度:9/10

The opposite of every other book. Don’t try. Give up. Be wrong. Lower your standards. Stop believing in yourself. Follow the pain. And oh yeah, kill yourself. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity.
与众不同。不要尝试。放弃。弄错。降低你的标准。别再相信你自己。听从痛苦。还有哦,自杀吧。每一点都极其真实、实用,并且比平常的正能量更有力量。

Succinct but surprisingly deep, I read it in one night, then read it again a month later.
简洁却令人印象深刻,我花了一夜读完,一个月后又重新读了一遍。

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Ego Is the Enemy - by Ryan Holiday

Ego Is the Enemy - by Ryan Holiday

Date read: 2016-08-01. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Forget yourself and focus on the work. Be humble and persistent. Value discipline and results, not passion and confidence. Be lesser, do more. This message is crucial, but the opposite of almost every other book. I wish everyone would read this. I need to re-read it each year.
忘掉自我,专注于工作。保持谦逊和坚持。重视纪律和结果,而非激情和信心。淡泊名利,志在千里。这条信息至关重要,却与几乎所有其他书籍相反。我希望每个人都能读一读。我每年都需要重新阅读一遍。

It's that important. It's easy to read this and say “oh yeah I've got my ego under control”, but the problem is deeper than that.
非常重要。阅读这个然后说“噢是的,我能控制我的自我”很容易,但问题远比这要复杂。

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Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now - by Gordon Livingston

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now - by Gordon Livingston
早熟成霜,长大聪明难:《你需要知道的三十件真实事情》——戈登·利文斯顿

Date read: 2016-04-26. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2016 年 4 月 26 日。推荐程度:9/10

Powerful and profound life lessons from a psychiatrist who's been listening to people's problems for decades.
来自一位倾听人们问题数十年的精神病医生的人生金玉良言。

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Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches - by Marvin Harris

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches - by Marvin Harris
奶牛、猪、战争与女巫——马文·哈里斯著

Date read: 2016-02-19. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2016 年 2 月 19 日。推荐程度:9/10

Mind-blowing anthropology. Great argument that the reasons that religions worship cows or hate pigs, that tribes wage wars, or Europe's 200 years of witch hunts, are all very practical economic reasons usually unknown to the participants or washed out of history.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

But they're revealed here in zoomed-out hindsight. My notes here can't describe it. You have to read the whole book. Riveting.
但这些都是我在读过这本书之后的领悟和想法。 我的笔记里没法解释清楚,你必须阅读整本书才能了解。引人入胜。

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The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster - by Darren Hardy

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster - by Darren Hardy
创业者过山车——达伦·哈迪著

Date read: 2015-08-01. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2015 年 8 月 1 日。推荐程度:9/10

Rar! My heart rate is racing as I tear through this riveting book. Darren captures and spreads the entrepreneurial spirit better than anyone I know.
哇!读这本引人入胜的书时我心跳加速。达伦比我认识的任何人都更能捕捉到并传播创业精神。

I've been a successful entrepreneur for 25 years but The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster just got me more excited and enlightened than I've been in a long time. You must read and USE this immediately!
我已经成功创业 25 年了,但《创业者过山车》让我更加兴奋和有所感悟,比很长一段时间以来都要如此。你必须立刻阅读并应用这本书!

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The Wisdom of No Escape - by Pema Chödrön

The Wisdom of No Escape - by Pema Chödrön
《无逃的智慧》——裴玛·丘卓朗著

Date read: 2015-04-16. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2015 年 4 月 16 日。我的推荐程度:9/10

Powerful thoughts on not running, distracting, or escaping, but sticking with something all the way through.
关于不奔跑、分心或逃避,而是坚持把一件事从头到尾做下去的强大思想。

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When Things Fall Apart - by Pema Chödrön

When Things Fall Apart - by Pema Chödrön
《万物为何崩溃:当事情出现状况时》——作者:帕玛丘卓荣(Pema Chödrön)

Date read: 2014-11-30. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2014 年 11 月 30 日。推荐程度:9/10

Profound philosophy on facing the negative emotions head-on and getting to know them well, instead of trying to avoid them or escape.
直面负面情绪,深入了解它们,而不是试图逃避或摆脱,这是深刻的哲学思想。

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The Compound Effect - by Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect - by Darren Hardy
复合效应——达伦·哈迪著

Date read: 2014-07-17. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2014 年 7 月 17 日。推荐程度:9/10

Classic self-help book, in the best sense. Inspired the hell out of me. Mostly fundamentals I had heard before, but put in a very energetic go-do-it way. As he says, “You already know all that you need to succeed. You don’t need to learn anything more.
一本经典的自助书籍,非常鼓舞人心。我深受启发。大部分都是我之前已经学过的基本知识,但是用了一种非常有活力并且令人立刻行动的编排方式呈现出来。就像作者所说的:“你所需要的所有成功的知识你都已经掌握了。你不必再去学习任何其他的东西。”

If all we needed was more information, everyone with an Internet connection would live in a mansion, have abs of steel, and be blissfully happy.”
如果我们所需要的仅仅是更多的信息,那么只要连上网,每个人都能住在豪宅里,有钢铁般的体魄,并且幸福无比。

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When Cultures Collide - by Richard D. Lewis

When Cultures Collide - by Richard D. Lewis
文化碰撞时——理查德·路易斯著

Date read: 2014-07-16. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2014 年 7 月 16 日。推荐程度:9/10

Masterpiece of cultural observations. I wish there were more books like this. My Wood Egg books were created with the same goal. Insights into different countries' cultures. Some amazing, like the reason for American's lack of manners, or Japanese procedures.
文化观察杰作。我希望有更多这样的书问世。《我的木蛋系列图书》同样是以洞察不同国家文化为目的所创作的,有些洞察非常令人惊叹,如探究美国人缺乏礼貌的原因,或是日本的流程。

My detailed notes don't do it justice because I practically underlined the entire book, I loved it so much.
我的详细笔记无法完全表达我对它的喜爱,因为几乎整本书都被我画了重点。

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Antifragile - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Antifragile - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
反脆弱——纳西姆·尼古拉斯·塔勒布著

Date read: 2013-05-15. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2013 年 5 月 15 日。推荐程度:9/10

Bold perspectives, unusual ideas, and surprisingly wise advice around an interesting subject of the “opposite of fragile.” Looking through that lens at health, education, governments, business, and life philosophy. Very inspiring, and sparks a lot of further discussion.
就“坚韧性反面”这一有趣的议题提出的大胆见解,奇异的观点,极其智慧的忠告引人注目。通过这种角度审视健康,教育,政府以及人生哲学等生活的方方面面。令人鼓舞并激发更多的讨论。

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The Willpower Instinct - by Kelly McGonigal

The Willpower Instinct - by Kelly McGonigal
自控力本能——凯利·麦格尼格尔著

Date read: 2013-02-05. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2013 年 2 月 5 日。推荐程度:9/10

Amazing book about willpower from Stanford psychology professor who teaches just this. Killer first point: The best way to improve your self-control is to see how and why you lose control.
来自斯坦福心理学教授的一本令人惊叹的关于意志力的书籍,他只教授这个。精彩的第一点:提高自我控制能力的最好方法就是看看你是如何失去控制的以及为什么会失去控制。

This is a better book than the other book on Willpower here on my list, because it's more actionable, better written, better presented. Really amazing (IF you act on it!)
这是一本比我清单上其他关于意志力的书更好的书,因为它更具可操作性,写得更好,呈现得更好。真的很棒(如果你行动起来的话!)

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Turning Pro - by Steven Pressfield

Turning Pro - by Steven Pressfield
《变专业》——史蒂文·普雷斯菲尔德著

Date read: 2012-10-25. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2012 年 10 月 25 日。推荐程度:9/10

In the same vein as his other books “Do the Work” and ”War of Art” - but a message that needs to be said again and again to really get through. It's all about the resistance, avoiding distractions, getting serious.
与他的其他书籍《全力以赴》和《艺术之战》一脉相承——但这是一个需要反复强调的信息才能真正传达出去。这都是关于阻力、避免干扰和认真做事的。

Here he dives more into the mindset shift of thinking of your art as a hobby versus a real career. This stuff shakes me to the core, every time.
在这里,他更深入地探讨了将艺术视为爱好而非真正职业的心态转变。每次提到这些内容都能触动我的核心。

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Quiet - by Susan Cain

Quiet - by Susan Cain
《安静》-苏珊·凯恩

Date read: 2012-09-22. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2012 年 9 月 22 日。推荐程度:9/10

Any introvert should like this book. Wonderful info and insights about introversion. It'll help you defend your preference for low-stimulus environments. Since reading it, I feel better about insisting on my quiet/alone time.
任何内向的人都会喜欢这本书的。关于内向的奇妙信息和见解。它会帮你捍卫你对低刺激环境的偏好。自从读了这本书后,我对坚持我的安静独处时间更有信心了。

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Do the Work - by Steven Pressfield

Do the Work - by Steven Pressfield
做自己的工作——史蒂文·普雷斯菲尔德

Date read: 2011-10-25. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2011 年 10 月 25 日。推荐程度:9/10

A true manifesto. A call to action. A kick in the butt for any creative person. Great thoughts on overcoming the resistance to creating.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There - by Marshall Goldsmith

What Got You Here Won't Get You There - by Marshall Goldsmith
让你在此的并不会让你到那里去——马歇尔·戈德史密斯

Date read: 2011-08-22. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2011 年 8 月 22 日。推荐程度:9/10

Aimed at already-successful people. The personality traits that brought you to success (personal discipline, saying yes to everything, over-confidence) are the same traits that hold you back from going further!
针对已经成功的人。带给你成功的性格特质(个人自律、盲目接受一切、过度自信)也是阻碍你更进一步发展的相同特质!

(Where you need to listen to lead, and don't let over-confidence make you over-commit.) Stinging counter-intuitive insights that hit very close to home for me. Great specific suggestions for how to improve.
(倾听领袖的声音,避免盲目自信导致过度承诺。)这是十分贴近我的现实且具有深刻启发性的见解。提供了很棒且具体的改善建议。

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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - by William Irvine

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - by William Irvine
《幸福生活的智慧引领:斯多葛主义快乐古艺术》——威廉·艾尔文著

Date read: 2010-09-26. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2010 年 9 月 26 日。我的推荐程度:9/10

Almost too personal for me to give an objective review, because I found when reading it that the quirky philosophy I've been living my life by since 17 matches up exactly with a 2000-year-old philosophy called Stoicism.
这对给我提供一个客观评价来说有点太个人化了,因为我在阅读时发现我在生活中遵循的古怪哲学与两千多年前的斯多葛主义哲学有着惊人的契合度,而这开始于我十七岁那年。

Mine was self-developed haphazardly, so it was fascinating to read the refined developed original. Really resonated.
我的研究是自发性的胡乱开发出来的,所以读原始开发的精致作品很有吸引力。真的很有共鸣。

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Switch - by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Switch - by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
开关 - Chip Heath 和 Dan Heath 联合编写

Date read: 2010-05-10. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2010 年 5 月 10 日。强烈推荐程度:9/10

Great great great great GREAT psychology book about real ways to make change last - both personal and organizational. So many powerful insights, based on fact not theory. Inspiring counterintuitive stories of huge organizational change against all odds.
这是一本绝佳心理学书籍,内容讲述了个人和组织持久性变革的实际途径,使人收获良多。书中的深刻见解都基于事实而非理论,通过有悖常理的故事激励着巨大的组织变革。

Highly recommended for everyone.
强烈推荐给所有人。

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The Happiness Hypothesis - by Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis - by Jonathan Haidt

Date read: 2010-05-01. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Psychology professor's digestible but deep insight into how our minds work, around the topic of happiness. Great metaphor of a rider on the back of an elephant. Rider is reasoning, elephant is emotions. Rider has limited control of what the elephant does.
心理学教授对幸福话题下我们大脑运作机制的见解易于理解且十分深刻。很好地用骑大象的人作比喻。骑象人是理性,大象是情绪。理性对于控制情绪是有局限的。

Surprising insights into ethics and morality. See my notes for great quotes, but read the whole well-written book.
对伦理和道德的深刻见解令人惊讶。看看我的笔记,有很多很棒的引用,但还是要读整本书。

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Influence - by Robert Cialdini

Influence - by Robert Cialdini
影响力——罗伯特·西奥迪尼 (Influence - by Robert Cialdini)

Date read: 2009-08-15. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10
阅读日期:2009 年 8 月 15 日。推荐程度:9/10

Classic book on the psychology of persuasion. I read it 15 years ago, thought about it ever since, and re-read it now. How to get a 700% improvement in volunteers. How to sell more by doubling your prices.
经典的心理说服书籍。我十五年前读过这本书,这些年来一直思考,现在又重新读了一遍。如何让志愿者提高 700%。如何使价格翻倍同时增加销售额。

How to make people feel they made a choice, when really you made it for them.
当你实际上是为别人做出决定时,如何让他们觉得自己做出了选择。

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The Time Paradox - by Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd

The Time Paradox - by Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd

Date read: 2009-04-03. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Profound idea that everyone has a primary time focus, either Future-focused, Present-focused, or Past-focused. Fascinating implications of each. Because I’m so future-focused, reading this book helped me understand people who are very present-focused. Also great advice on shifting your focus when needed. I read it 14 years ago, but still think about it constantly.

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How to Get Rich - by Felix Dennis

How to Get Rich - by Felix Dennis

Date read: 2008-06-18. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Shockingly honest thoughts from a filthy rich bastard.

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The 4-Hour Work Week - by Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work Week - by Tim Ferriss

Date read: 2008-05-15. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Brilliant reversal of all of the “how to manage all your crap” books. This one tells you how to say “no” to the crap, set expectations on your terms, and be just as effective in a fraction of the time.

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The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read - by Daniel R. Solin

The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read - by Daniel R. Solin

Date read: 2008-05-14. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

An itty-bitty quick-read no-fluff book with the wisest succinct advice to investors: You can't predict the future, and neither can anyone else. Determine your asset allocation, stick with cheap broad indexes, and rebalance occasionally.

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The Paradox of Choice - Why More is Less - by Barry Schwartz

The Paradox of Choice - Why More is Less - by Barry Schwartz

Date read: 2007-07-11. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Faced with many options or decisions in your life? This will change the way you look at them. We feel worse when we have too many options.

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The Art of Profitability - by Adrian Slywotzky

The Art of Profitability - by Adrian Slywotzky

Date read: 2005-12-02. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

25 different models of profitability presented in examples you can relate to your own business, making you realize profit-sources you’d never thought of before.

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Philosophy of Software Design - by John K. Ousterhout

Philosophy of Software Design - by John K. Ousterhout

Date read: 2024-06-10. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Programming wisdom: modular design, keep APIs simple, how to avoid complexity, etc. Great insights from experience.

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Dawn of Eurasia - by Bruno Maçães

Dawn of Eurasia - by Bruno Maçães

Date read: 2024-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Portuguese political thinker travels the border between Europe and Asia with the view that this border is moot. Great cultural insights and observations. I love this stuff.

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Dreaming in Chinese - by Deborah Fallows

Dreaming in Chinese - by Deborah Fallows

Date read: 2024-03-12. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

American lived in China for three years and wrote this adorable book about the Chinese language and some cultural insights. Instead of shopkeepers saying “have a nice day” they say “walk slowly”. The word for “careful” means “small heart”. Many more like this.
热闹 “hot noisy” helped explain something I had always wondered about Chinese culture.

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The Silk Roads - by Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads - by Peter Frankopan
《丝绸之路》——彼得·弗兰科潘著

Date read: 2023-10-18. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2023 年 10 月 18 日。推荐程度:8/10

A children’s illustrated book that I started reading to my boy, but enjoyed it more myself. I’m so curious about the subject, but was glad to have the succinct entertaining version, which was just enough. Taught me so much history I’d never heard before.
这是一本我给我儿子读过的儿童插图书,但我自己更喜欢。我对这个主题非常好奇,很高兴能有简洁有趣的版本,正好适合我。它教会了我很多以前从未听说过的历史。

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The Religious Case Against Belief - by James P. Carse

The Religious Case Against Belief - by James P. Carse

Date read: 2023-10-15. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Theology surprise, differentiating belief and religion, belief and faith. So many unique insights. So interesting to hear a theologian’s stance against believers, in favor of “higher ignorance”.

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Pragmatism - by William James

Pragmatism - by William James
实用主义——威廉·詹姆斯著

Date read: 2022-12-24. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2022 年 12 月 24 日。推荐程度:8/10

Transcript of lectures given at Harvard about the philosophy of Pragmatism. I especially liked his thoughts on pluralism vs monism. This made me want to read more of his writing. The 1800’s speaking style takes a bit of effort to parse.
这是他在哈佛大学关于实用主义哲学的演讲记录。我特别赞同他对多元论和一元论的看法。这让我特别想多读一些他的作品。理解 19 世纪的口语表达需要费力去消化。

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Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Judaism - by Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Judaism - by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions

Date read: 2022-12-14. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2022 年 12 月 14 日。推荐程度:8/10

Really interesting and entertainingly written. I didn't realize what a complete system Judaism is, dictating almost every decision in life.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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Code - by Charles Petzold

Code - by Charles Petzold

Date read: 2022-09-24. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Masterpiece of clear explanation! How to make a computer from scratch. Basics of electricity, 1/0 AND/OR switches, boolean algebra, how physical switches can make an adding machine, bytes and ASCII text, memory, CPU, and so on, up to a working computer.
Each chapter building perfectly on the previous. If you’re interested in learning computers from scratch, this is the definitive book for it. (I rate this book a perfect 10 for what it is, but only giving an 8 here, because it’s not for everyone.)

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The Biggest Bluff - by Maria Konnikova

The Biggest Bluff - by Maria Konnikova

Date read: 2022-09-10. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Amazing use of poker to form a philosophy of probability, intuition, instant karma, taming your emotions, treating triumph and disaster the same, and agency. Brilliant writing, mixing real-life events with philosophical pauses. Rare mix of riveting and thoughtful.
Combine with “Thinking in Bets” by Annie Duke.

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The Secrets of Story - by Matt Bird

The Secrets of Story - by Matt Bird

Date read: 2022-08-02. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Amazing insights into what makes great stories work, and bad ones fail. Emphasizes the importance of irony: the meaningful gap between expectation and reality. Specifically about screenwriting for film/tv, but fascinating even if you never plan to write a screenplay.
Gives you deeper appreciation of the movies you’ve loved. And along the way, some good insights about life itself.

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Philosophy: a Complete Introduction - by Sharon Kaye

Philosophy: a Complete Introduction - by Sharon Kaye
哲学:完全入门指南——莎伦·凯著

Date read: 2022-07-26. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2022 年 7 月 26 日。推荐程度:8/10

Very thought-provoking overview of philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre. But the author does an AMAZING job of making everything incredibly clear, understandable, relateable, and applicable. So well-written.
这是一篇非常引人入胜的关于柏拉图、亚里士多德、休谟、笛卡尔、康德、尼采和萨特等哲学家的概述。但作者以令人惊叹的方式,让一切变得难以置信地清晰易懂,极富关联性和实用性。文章写得很好。

I’ve read a few books in this genre, but this is the best by far. I highly recommend this to anyone.
我读了几本这种类型的书,但到目前为止这是最好的。我强烈推荐给任何人。

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The Minimalist Entrepreneur - by Sahil Lavingia

The Minimalist Entrepreneur - by Sahil Lavingia
极简创业家 作者:萨希尔·拉维尼亚

Date read: 2022-04-30. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2022 年 4 月 30 日。推荐程度:8/10

A must-read for any potential founder of a small online business. Brilliant insights into starting something simply and sensibly. Best guide to the new world of starting from anywhere.
任何打算开创小型在线业务的人必读此书。它为如何简洁明智地开始创业提供了精辟见解。是开启新世界之旅的最佳指南。

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Four Thousand Weeks - by Oliver Burkeman

Four Thousand Weeks - by Oliver Burkeman
《四千周》作者奥利弗·伯克曼

Date read: 2022-02-21. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2022 年 2 月 21 日。推荐程度:8/10

Give up hope and embrace your limits. Everything you do means giving up something else. Say yes to less. He’s one of my favorite authors, so wonderfully thorough, but I already agree and am living this way.
放弃幻想,认清现实。你所做的每件事都会有所放弃。欲取先予。他很了不起,是我最欣赏的作者之一,这些建议妙极了我本来就已经持这种观点并且按此行事。

(My “Hell Yeah or No” was about this subject.) Still, I’d recommend it to anyone.
(我的“行或不行”就是关于这个话题。)尽管如此,我还是会向任何人推荐它。

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day - by Arnold Bennett

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day - by Arnold Bennett
《一天二十四小时如何生活》作者阿诺德·本内特

Date read: 2022-01-25. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2022 年 1 月 25 日。推荐程度:8/10

Delightful quick droll funny old book from 1908 about how to make the best use of your time. I like his written voice. I like his points on poetry, novels, curiosity, empathy, martyrs, reading the news, and of course making the most of every minute you have.
这本关于如何充分利用时间的有趣、简洁、幽默的旧书于 1908 年出版。我喜欢他的写作风格。喜欢他对诗歌、小说、好奇心、同情心、烈士和时事报道的独到见解,当然还有关于如何利用每一分钟的独到见解。

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How to Think More Effectively - by the School of Life

How to Think More Effectively - by the School of Life

Date read: 2022-01-21. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Great little book by Alain de Botton with quick pop-philosophy and life advice. Surprisingly good insights on how to be a better friend and listener, using envy, writing like Proust, and the companionship of book subjects.

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Story - by Robert McKee

Story - by Robert McKee
故事 - 罗伯特·麦基著

Date read: 2021-12-26. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2021 年 12 月 26 日。推荐程度:8/10

A masterpiece about screenwriting. Everyone who writes fiction must read this book. Cinema fans should read this book, even if you have no intention to write. It’s a film school masterclass. It also has surprisingly good insights into life: the story we all create by living.
关于编剧的经典之作。所有写小说的人都必须读这本书。电影爱好者即使不想写,也应该阅读这本书。这是电影学院的大师课程。它也提供了对人生的惊人见解:通过生活我们共同创造的故事。

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - by Robert Fulghum
我在幼儿园里学到了所有需要知道的事——罗伯特·富尔格姆

Date read: 2021-10-31. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2021 年 10 月 31 日。推荐程度:8/10

I read and loved these stories 30 years ago, so read again for tips on story-telling. I admire his way of taking tiny concrete every-day things or situations, and relating them to life-size big-picture humanity themes.
我三十年前就读过这些故事并且很喜爱它们,所以这次重读是为了学习一些讲故事的技巧。我钦佩他能从微小、具体、日常的琐事或情境中取材,将之与关乎人性的宏大主题联系起来。

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Nonviolent Communication - by Marshall Rosenberg

Nonviolent Communication - by Marshall Rosenberg

Date read: 2021-10-20. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

After years of so many people telling how much this book has helped them, I finally read it. And yeah, it’s impressive. Very compassionate and actively empathetic. Everyone who communicates should read this and take it to heart.

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Open Borders - by Bryan Caplan

Open Borders - by Bryan Caplan

Date read: 2021-08-30. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

A nonfiction comic book, by an economist, about unrestricted immigration. What? Yeah. Everyone should read it. This fun easy read of a single well-argued point will change your mind no matter what your previous stance. Brilliant illustration by Zach Weinersmith helps make the topic stick. NOTE: Don’t try to read it on a little black-and-white Kindle. It really is a comic book and needs to be read full-size in color.

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The Practice - by Seth Godin

The Practice - by Seth Godin

Date read: 2021-01-15. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

The subtitle “Shipping Creative Work” sums it up well. It’s a great call-to-action, giving you the right mindset to create the thing you know you need to do. Very encouraging and motivating. Every creative person needs this.

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The Psychology of Money - by Morgan Housel

The Psychology of Money - by Morgan Housel

Date read: 2020-10-01. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Thoughts on wealth, greed, and happiness. Good insights into the investing mindset. Well-written without fluff. Some great counter-intuitive surprises.

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Stillness Is the Key - Ryan Holiday

Stillness Is the Key - Ryan Holiday

Date read: 2020-06-25. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2020 年 6 月 25 日。推荐程度:8/10

Peaceful thoughts on inner tranquility and focus. Great writer, solid ideas, I love this. Read my notes for an idea, but definitely read the whole book.
关于内心平静和专注的平和思想。伟大的作家,缜密的构思,我很喜欢。阅读我的笔记以获取想法,但一定要阅读整本书。

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Everything Is Fucked - by Mark Manson

Everything Is Fucked - by Mark Manson
一切都被搞砸了——马克·曼森(Mark Manson)

Date read: 2019-07-27. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2019 年 7 月 27 日。推荐程度:8/10

Philosophy made relatable. Great points about taking feelings seriously, pain as the speed of light, humanity as an ends not means, and democracy acknowledging human nature. Sections on Nietzsche and Kant are fascinating, not academic. The second half grabbed me the most.
哲学可以产生共鸣。关于认真对待情感、痛苦就像光速一样,人类作为目的而非手段,以及民主承认人性等方面都提出了很好的观点。尼采和康德的部分非常引人入胜,而不是学术性的。后半部分最吸引我。

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Stubborn Attachments - by Tyler Cowen

Stubborn Attachments - by Tyler Cowen

Date read: 2019-04-15. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Subtitle “A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals” gives a hint of its contents. I love these kinds of books: full of well-considered, smart, rational and surprising ideas from an economist.

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Watching the English - by Kate Fox

Watching the English - by Kate Fox

Date read: 2018-10-01. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

The first book I read about a country’s philosophy, and still one of the best. (Au Contraire, about the French, is the other.) I re-read it now 11 years later, and loved her insights and writing. Active anthropology. A must-read if you’re spending time in England.

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Story of Philosophy - by Will Durant

Story of Philosophy - by Will Durant

Date read: 2018-07-20. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Profiles of some top philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche. But wow - Durant’s writing steals the show. A hundred various thoughts to digest.

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Innumeracy - by John Allen Paulos

Innumeracy - by John Allen Paulos

Date read: 2017-10-09. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Why are so many people so mathematically illiterate? (Hence the title: illiteracy → innumeracy.) I wish I was an expert at this. I love it when someone is able to blow apart a claim in a minute, or know a good versus bad deal, just by running the numbers.
I’d love to get great at this, then re-learn almost everything in life, but now with this additional lens.

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The Dip - by Seth Godin

The Dip - by Seth Godin
《失去的掌控》——塞斯·戈丁作品

Date read: 2017-03-15. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2017 年 3 月 15 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

Tiny quick read with a punchy point: Anything worth doing has a painfully-hard middle period, which is where most people quit. But knowing this in advance, ask yourself seriously if you really have the dedication to stick it through that hard time. If not, then don’t begin!
简短快速阅读,直击要点:任何值得做的事情都有一个痛苦而艰难的中间阶段,大多数人都在这个阶段放弃了。但是如果你提前知道这一点,那么请认真问问自己,你是否真的具备坚持到底的毅力。如果没有,那就不要开始!

Quit in advance! But if so, then expect that dark dip, and don’t quit when you’re in it. Read the whole book if this applies to you. There’s not a wasted page.
提前退出!但是,如果是这样,那就期待那个黑暗的低谷吧,当你身处其中时,不要放弃。如果书中的内容对你有所触动,请读完整本书。没有一页是浪费的。

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The Road Less Traveled - by M. Scott Peck

The Road Less Traveled - by M. Scott Peck
少有人走的路——作者 M·斯科特·派克

Date read: 2016-10-26. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2016 年 10 月 26 日。推荐程度:8/10

Profound truths and bold opinions on discipline, life, and love, written by a psychiatrist in 1978. It's been a best-seller all these years for a good reason.
一位精神病学家于 1978 年撰写的关于纪律、生活和爱情的深刻见解和大胆观点。这些年来,它一直是最畅销书籍之一,有着充足理由。

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Guns, Germs, and Steel - by Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel - by Jared Diamond
《枪炮、病菌与钢铁》——贾雷德·戴蒙德著

Date read: 2016-07-25. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2016 年 7 月 25 日。推荐程度:8/10

Why did the people of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their people? Fascinating world history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. See the notes.
为什么某些大陆的人民能成功入侵其他大陆,征服或驱逐当地居民呢?令人着迷的世界历史。普利策奖获奖作品。详见注释。

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Steal Like an Artist - by Austin Kleon

Steal Like an Artist - by Austin Kleon
像艺术家一样去偷窃——奥斯汀·克莱恩

Date read: 2016-05-10. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2016 年 5 月 10 日。推荐程度:8/10

Short, inspiring insights into creativity and the creative life: the day job, the mindset, etc. Also read his other book “Show Your Work”.

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Total Recall - by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Total Recall - by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Date read: 2016-05-05. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

I was not expecting to love this so much! I'm not a fan of his, but MAN his ambitious mindset, especially in his early days when he first moved to America, is so inspiring. Both on the movie-star side and real-estate side.
我没想到我会这么喜欢!虽然我不是他的粉丝,但不得不说,他的雄心壮志,尤其是在他刚到美国的那段时间,真的非常鼓舞人心。无论是在电影明星领域还是在房地产领域都是这样。

If you need a role model or inspiration for thinking big, this is it. (Skip the final section on his governor days.) I was telling friends stories and thoughts about this book for weeks afterwards.
如果你需要一个理想的人物模型或获取远大理想的灵感,那么就是它(你可以跳过书中关于其治理时代的最后部分)。几周后我还在给朋友们讲述关于这本书的故事和思想。

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A Mind for Numbers - by Barbara Oakley

A Mind for Numbers - by Barbara Oakley
《数字思维》作者芭芭拉·奥克利

Date read: 2015-03-03. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2015 年 3 月 3 日。推荐程度:8/10

Thought I was getting a book about math, but ended up being a surprisingly good book about learning in general. Main points are about diffused thinking vs focused thinking.
以为我买的是一本关于数学的书,结果却是一本关于学习方面非常好的书。主要内容是关于发散性思维与集中性思维的对比。

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Smartcuts - by Shane Snow

Smartcuts - by Shane Snow
Smartcuts——沙恩·斯诺著

Date read: 2014-11-20. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2014 年 11 月 20 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

Inspiring study of how successful people took smart shortcuts and bypassed the long-slogging dues-paying process. Great insights on momentum. Read the whole book for specific stories of Jimmy Fallon, Skrillex, Elon Musk, David Heinemeier Hansson, and Michelle Phan.
一本鼓舞人心的书籍,研究成功人士是如何走捷径、避免漫长艰苦的积累过程。对动力有深刻的见解。阅读整本书,详细了解吉米·法伦、斯克里克斯、埃隆·马斯克、戴维·海涅梅耶汉森和米歇尔·潘等成功人士的故事。

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Superhuman by Habit - by Tynan

Superhuman by Habit - by Tynan
习惯超人——提南著

Date read: 2014-10-10. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2014 年 10 月 10 日。推荐程度:8/10

Great little manifesto about habits. Very well thought-through practical applications, tips, and philosophies on creating and sustaining the habits you want.
非常好的关于习惯的小宣言。非常周到地考虑到了实用应用程序、提示以及关于养成和维持你想要的习惯的哲学。

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Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want - by Nicholas Epley

Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want - by Nicholas Epley
明智之举:我们如何了解他人的思想、信仰、感受和需求——尼古拉斯·埃普利著

Date read: 2014-10-01. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2014 年 10 月 1 日。推荐程度:8/10

Many brilliant insights, especially about over-estimating the differences between you and others, thereby separating into us-vs-them tribalism.
许多独到的见解,特别是关于过高估计自己和他人之间的不同,并由此演变成我们与他们之间的部落主义之争。

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The Obstacle Is the Way - by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is the Way - by Ryan Holiday
障碍是通往成功的阶梯——瑞恩·霍利迪著

Date read: 2014-06-30. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2014 年 6 月 30 日。推荐程度:8/10

A succinct adrenaline-generating call to clear thinking and rational action. Many historical examples. Incredibly inspiring.
简洁明了地激发肾上腺素,呼吁冷静思考和理性行动。有很多历史实例,非常鼓舞人心。

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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking - by Oliver Burkeman

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking - by Oliver Burkeman
《解药:无法适应积极思维者的幸福之道》——奥利弗·伯克曼

Date read: 2014-06-28. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2014 年 6 月 28 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

Surprisingly deep and philosophical. The first book I've read in years that makes me want to read it twice. The title and cover make it seem like light pop, but it's a wonderfully-cynical British journalist diving into Stoicism, meditation, death, etc.
令人惊讶的深刻且富有哲理。多年以来,我第一次读到一本想要读两遍的书。书名和封面看起来像是轻松的流行乐,但实际上是一位很好地把握了犬儒主义的英国记者的精彩之作,涉及到斯多亚主义、冥想和死亡等等。

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Decisive - by Chip and Dan Heath

Decisive - by Chip and Dan Heath
决断力——丹·希思与乔纳森合著

Date read: 2014-06-27. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2014 年 6 月 27 日。推荐程度:8/10

Interesting and insightful dive into the subject of how to make big decisions. Specific useful advice.
对如何做出重大决策这个话题进行的有趣且深刻的探讨。具体而实用的建议。

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5 Elements of Effective Thinking - by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird

5 Elements of Effective Thinking - by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
有效思维的五个要素-爱德华·伯格和迈克尔·斯塔鸟德著

Date read: 2013-08-30. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2013 年 8 月 30 日。推荐程度:8/10

Short and brilliant book with tips on being a better thinker. Being persistent, thorough, rooted in fundamentals, creative, and a more active learner. Surprisingly inspiring.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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The Icarus Deception - by Seth Godin

The Icarus Deception - by Seth Godin
《Icarus 欺骗》— 塞斯·戈丁著

Date read: 2013-01-11. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2013 年 1 月 11 日。推荐程度:8/10

VERY interesting. Seth is moving from talking about business to talking about being an artist in the broad sense of anyone who creates (and ships!) something daring and new.
非常有趣。赛斯的话题从商业转向广义上的艺术家,也就是那些敢于创新并创作出(甚至发售!)新事物的人。

I loved the distinction between the industrialist and the artist, as it helped me give a term for something I'd experienced: not being able to relate at all to those who just want to grow business for business' sake, whereas I always saw my business like a creative art project.
我喜欢实业家和艺术家之间的区别,因为这有助于我形容自己的经历:我根本不能理解那些单纯为了做生意而想发展事业的人,而我一直将我的事业视为一个富有创造力的艺术项目。

The book stays very high-level, so don't look for “TO-DO” type tips.
这本书的水平非常高,所以不要寻找“待办事项”类型的提示。

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So Good They Can't Ignore You - by Cal Newport

So Good They Can't Ignore You - by Cal Newport
《出类拔萃到让人无法忽视你》——卡尔·纽波特

Date read: 2012-10-07. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2012 年 10 月 7 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

Shockingly smart thoughts about your career. A must-read for anyone who is not loving their work, wanting to quit their job, and follow their passion, or not sure what to do next. I'm recommending this many times a week to people who email me with these kinds of questions.
关于你的职业生涯,这些见解十分独到且精辟。对于那些厌倦工作、想辞职并追求热情、或不确定下一步该做什么的人,必读无疑。我每周都会向向我提出这类问题的发邮件的人推荐这本书。

Best book I've ever read on the subject. See https://commoncog.com/blog/so-good-they-cant-ignore-you/ for a better summary.
关于这个主题我读过的最好的书。请访问 https://commoncog.com/blog/so-good-they-cant-ignore-you/ 获得更详细的概述。

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Mastery - by George Leonard

Mastery - by George Leonard
精通——乔治·伦纳德著

Date read: 2012-10-01. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2012 年 10 月 1 日。推荐程度:8/10

A description of the path to mastery in any field: to enjoy regular practice for its own sake, to push your capabilities but to accept the plateau, to surrender to the path and exercises your teacher gives you.
在任何领域达到精通之路的描述:为了自身的利益而享受定期实践,提升你的能力但接受停滞期,向这条路屈服并践行老师给予你的锻炼。

Stay focused, not distracted like the dabbler, impatient like the obsessive, or complacent like the hacker.
保持专注,不要分心像游手好闲的人那样,不要像偏执狂那样不耐烦,也不要像黑客那样自满。

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The Little Book of Talent - by Daniel Coyle

The Little Book of Talent - by Daniel Coyle

Date read: 2012-09-08. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

First he wrote The Talent Code, which I also highly recommend, then he distilled all that research about deliberate practice into 52 actionable tips. Amazing and inspiring, you can read the whole thing in 90 minutes, then get to work!

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What Technology Wants - by Kevin Kelly

What Technology Wants - by Kevin Kelly

Date read: 2012-04-26. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Fascinating historical and philosophical perspective on technology, where it's come from, where it's going.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman
思考,快与慢——丹尼尔·卡尼曼著

Date read: 2011-12-08. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2011 年 12 月 8 日。推荐程度:8/10

If you liked “Predictably Irrational” or “Stumbling on Happiness” or any of those pop-psychology books, well, this is the Godfather of all of their work. Huge thorough book gives a great overview of much of his work. Read the other quotes on Amazon about it.
如果你喜欢《不可预测的非理性》、《幸福偶然》或任何其他流行心理学书籍,那么这本书是所有作品的鼻祖。这是一本庞大而详尽的书,很好地概述了他的大部分作品。请阅读亚马逊上关于这本书的其他评价。

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Willpower - by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney

Willpower - by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney
自控力——罗伊·鲍迈斯特和约翰·蒂尔尼著

Date read: 2011-09-09. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2011 年 9 月 9 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

You have a finite amount of willpower that becomes depleted as you use it. Two traits that consistently predict “positive outcomes” in life: intelligence and self-control. Most major problems, personal and social, center on failure of self-control.
你的意志力是有限的,在使用的过程中会逐渐消耗。智力与自控力始终预测着人生的“积极结果”,表现为两种特质。个人和社会层面出现的大部分问题主要围绕自控力不足。

When people were asked about their failings, a lack of self-control was at the top of the list. So let's talk about self-control....
当人们被问及自身的弱点时,缺乏自控能力总是排在前列。那么让我们谈谈自控力……

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Power of Full Engagement - by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

Power of Full Engagement - by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
全心投入的力量——吉姆·洛尔与托尼·施瓦茨合著

Date read: 2011-09-03. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

The authors worked with the best athletes and executives for years, and found that the best ones knew how to push themselves, then recuperate, push, recuperate. Take this same approach to your emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual life, and it's a powerful metaphor.
多年来,作者与最优秀的运动员和行政人员合作,发现最优秀的人知道如何推动自己,然后恢复精力,再推动自己。将这种做法应用到你的情绪、心理、身体甚至是精神生活中,这真是一个很好的比喻。

Think of sprints, not marathons. Be fully in whatever you're in, then give time to recuperate. But push further each time, past your comfort zone, like a good exercise plan.
思考冲刺,而非马拉松。无论你身处何种境地,请全身心投入,然后花时间恢复精力。但每一次都要更进一步,超越你的舒适区,就像一份良好的锻炼计划一样。

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Moonwalking with Einstein - by Joshua Foer

Moonwalking with Einstein - by Joshua Foer
和爱因斯坦一起跳月球漫步——约书亚·福伊尔著

Date read: 2011-06-18. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2011 年 6 月 1 8 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

For those fascinated with memory. Riveting page-turner about a journalist (with no particularly good memory) who went to cover a memory championship event.
对于那些对记忆力着迷的人而言,这是一本让人着迷的书籍。一个记性并不好的记者前去参加一场记忆锦标赛。

Intrigued and befriending some competitors, he starts practicing, and a year later wins the U.S. memory championship event himself. Inspiring dive into the subject of memorization.
他对一些竞争对手感到好奇并与他们结成了朋友,并开始刻苦练习,一年后他自己赢得了美国记忆锦标赛的冠军。激发了人们学习记忆相关内容的兴趣。

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Practicing Mind - by Thomas Sterner

Practicing Mind - by Thomas Sterner
练习心智——托马斯·斯特纳著

Date read: 2011-05-27. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2011 年 5 月 27 日。推荐程度:8/10

Great simple philosophy: Life itself is one long practice session. Everything in life worth achieving requires practice. Practice is not just for artistic or athletic skill, but practicing patience, practicing communication, practicing anything you do in life.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

The process/practice itself is the real goal, not the outcome.
真正目标是过程/实践本身,而不是结果。

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The Personal MBA - by Josh Kaufman

The Personal MBA - by Josh Kaufman
《个人 MBA》- 乔希·考夫曼(Josh Kaufman)

Date read: 2011-02-16. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2011 年 2 月 16 日。推荐程度:8/10

An amazing overview of everything you need to know about business. Covers all the basics, minus buzz-words and fluff. Look at my notes for an example, but read the whole book. One of the most inspiring things I've read in years. Want proof?
这是一本商业常识精彩概览,涵盖所有基础,排除晦涩词汇和花哨的东西。参阅我的笔记做示范,同时也要读整本书。这是近年来我最受启发读物之一。要证明吗?

I asked the author to be my coach/mentor afterwards. It's that good.
我请作者之后做我的教练/导师。真是太棒了。

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Mindset - by Carol Dweck

Mindset - by Carol Dweck
思维模式——卡罗尔·德韦克(Mindset)

Date read: 2010-11-27. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2010 年 11 月 27 日 推荐程度:8/10(满分推荐)

Crucial distinction: People in a “fixed” mindset believe that you *are* great or flawed. People in a “growth” mindset believe your greatness (or flaws) are because of your actions.
重要的区别:持“固定心态”的人认为你是伟大或有缺陷的。持“成长心态”的人认为你的伟大(或有缺陷)都是由于你的行为所造成的。

The fixed mindset is very harmful in every area of life (work, art, relationships, business, etc.) We get our initial mindset from our environment. When parents say, “You are great,” instead of ”You did great work,” they accidentally create the “fixed” mindset.
固定心态在生活各个领域(工作、艺术、人际关系、商业等)都是非常有害的。我们的初始心态来自我们的环境。当父母说“你真棒”,而不是说“你做得很好时”,他们无意中就塑造了固定心态。

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Art and Fear - by David Bayles and Ted Orland

Art and Fear - by David Bayles and Ted Orland
《艺术与恐惧》作者:大卫·贝勒斯和特德·奥兰德

Date read: 2010-11-23. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2010 年 11 月 23 日。推荐程度:8/10

For artists and musicians only: beautiful insights into the creative process.
仅针对艺术家和音乐家:洞悉创作过程的美丽之处。

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Drive - by Daniel Pink

Drive - by Daniel Pink
驱动 - 由丹尼尔·平克 (Daniel Pink) 所著

Date read: 2010-09-01. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2010 年 9 月 1 日。推荐程度:8/10

Essential for all managers. Deep surprising study of motivation at work. Extrinsic vs intrinsic. Work vs play. When money is used as an external reward for some activity, the subjects lose intrinsic interest for the activity.
对所有管理者而言,这是必需的。对工作动机的深入研究令人惊叹。外在与内在因素对比。工作与娱乐对比。当金钱被用作某种活动的外在奖励时,受试者对活动的兴趣会减弱。

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The Geography of Bliss - by Eric Weiner

The Geography of Bliss - by Eric Weiner
幸福地理学 - 埃里克·韦纳著

Date read: 2010-01-20. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2010 年 1 月 20 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

Cranky NPR reporter dives deep into Iceland, Bhutan, Qatar, Holland, Switzerland, Thailand, India and Moldova to find out why people are happy (or not) in each. So beautifully written with astounding insights into culture and happiness. Amazing.
愤愤不平的 NPR 记者深入冰岛、不丹、卡塔尔、荷兰、瑞士、泰国、印度和摩尔多瓦等地,探究人们在这些地方幸福或不幸福的原因。书中对文化与幸福内涵洞察深入而犀利,叙述之精妙流畅也令人叹服。精彩绝伦。

Been thinking about it for weeks afterwards.
之后的几周一直在想这件事。

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How We Decide - by Jonah Lehrer

How We Decide - by Jonah Lehrer
《我们如何决定》——乔纳·莱勒著

Date read: 2009-11-10. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2009 年 11 月 10 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

Brilliant book with one clear message: our emotional brain is faster and usually smarter than our logical brain. Our emotions are trained by years of logic and experience, retaining it all for real wisdom. Many decisions are better made by going with the gut feeling.
这是一本极好的书,其中一条明确的信息是:我们情感大脑的速度通常比逻辑大脑更快也更聪明。我们的情感是经过多年逻辑和经验的训练而形成的,保留下来就能获得真正的智慧。许多决策通过直觉做出会更好。

Gets a little too technical with deep brain/neuro/cortex talk, but brings it back to usable points.
有些过于技术性地进行深度大脑/神经/皮层讨论,但是最后也归于实用点。

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Discover Your Inner Economist - by Tyler Cowen

Discover Your Inner Economist - by Tyler Cowen
发现你的内在经济学家——泰勒·科恩(Tyler Cowen)

Date read: 2009-10-19. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Recommendations for the transactions of life. When to give to charity, what restaurants to choose, what insurance to buy, etc. He makes a rational case for these, often surprising, from an economics point of view.
关于人生交易的推荐。何时做慈善,选择哪家餐厅,购买哪种保险等。他从经济角度出发,为这些通常令人惊讶的选择做出合理说明。

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The Talent Code - by Daniel Coyle

The Talent Code - by Daniel Coyle
《天赋密码》——丹尼尔·科伊尔著

Date read: 2009-08-22. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2009 年 8 月 22 日。推荐程度:8/10

A great book showing that deep practice - (struggling in certain targeted ways - operating at the edges of your ability, where you make mistakes - experiences where you're forced to slow down, make errors, and correct them) - is what really makes you improve at anything.
一本很棒的书展示了深度实践的重要性——(在某些特定的方向上努力挣扎——在你能力的边缘上行动,你会犯错——你被强迫放慢速度、犯错并纠正它们的经历)——这才是真正让你在任何事情上进步的原因。

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Ignore Everybody - by Hugh MacLeod

Ignore Everybody - by Hugh MacLeod
忽略所有人——休·麦克劳德(译)

Date read: 2009-06-28. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2009 年 6 月 28 日。我的推荐程度:十分之八

Brilliant succinct wisdom on creativity from an artist. Seth Godin says, "Hugh harangues and encourages and pushes and won't sit still until you, like him, are unwilling to settle." I highly recommend this to all musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs.
一位艺术家的简洁智慧中关于创造力的言论非常出色。赛斯·戈丁说:“休以强有力的论调来鼓励你、推动你前进,并且永远不会停滞不前,直到像你一样拒绝满足现状。”我强烈推荐所有音乐家、艺术家和企业家阅读此书。

Even those that prefer not to read much. :-)
即使对那些不太喜欢阅读的人而言也是如此。😊

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Tribes - by Seth Godin

Tribes - by Seth Godin
部落——赛斯·高汀著

Date read: 2008-11-17. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2008 年 11 月 17 日。推荐程度:8/10

Inspiring look at what it takes to organize and mobilize groups of people.
鼓舞人心的关于如何组织和动员人群的洞察。

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How to Talk to Anyone - by Leil Lowndes

How to Talk to Anyone - by Leil Lowndes
如何与任何人沟通——雷尔·劳埃德著

Date read: 2008-09-12. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2008 年 9 月 12 日。推荐程度:8/10

Wonderful considerate book about conversational people skills. (Warning: it’s written in an extremely flowery style, but try to see past that to get to the good stuff.) Gives specific instructions that are really useful for people who are not naturals.
一本关于谈话技巧的精彩考虑周到的书。(警告:这本书写得十分矫揉造作,但请忽略这一点,关注其精彩内容。)为天生不是谈话高手的人提供了实用具体的建议。

Just do what this book says, and people will warm up to you.
只要按照这本书说的做,人们就会对你产生好感。

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Brain Rules - by John Medina

Brain Rules - by John Medina
脑规则:破解大脑的一切秘密,作者:约翰·梅迪纳

Date read: 2008-08-26. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2008 年 8 月 26 日。推荐程度:8/10

New scientific insights into why our brains work this way, and how to use what we now know to learn or work better.
关于我们大脑为何会以这种方式工作,新的科学洞察和如何利用我们所了解的东西来提高学习或工作效率的新见解。

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You, Inc - The Art of Selling Yourself - by Harry Beckwith

You, Inc - The Art of Selling Yourself - by Harry Beckwith
《把公司装在心里——推销自我的艺术》——哈利·贝克维斯著

Date read: 2008-07-26. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2008 年 7 月 26 日。推荐程度:8/10

One of my favorite authors, and a massive inspiration for my e-book. This is his newest, but read anything he’s done. It’s all top-notch insights on making life easier by being more considerate, whether you call that marketing or just life.
我的最爱之一,也是我电子书的巨大灵感来源。这是他最新的作品,但请阅读他所做的一切。无论你是否称之为营销还是生活,这都是关于通过更加体贴来让生活变得更轻松的高见。

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The Innovator's Solution - by Clayton Christensen

The Innovator's Solution - by Clayton Christensen

Date read: 2006-09-21. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2006 年 9 月 21 日。我的推荐程度:8/10

Required reading for business-owners and investors. Shows how technology improves faster than people's ability to use it, so when someone says a technology is “not good enough”, add “yet” and prepare for disruption.
企业家和投资者必读。它表明,技术改善的速度比人们使用它的能力更快,所以当有人说某种技术“还不够好”时,要加上“尚”字并做好应对变革的准备。

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Small is the New Big - by Seth Godin

Small is the New Big - by Seth Godin
小即是新大——赛斯·高汀著

Date read: 2006-09-08. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2006 年 9 月 8 日。推荐程度:8/10

I’m a massive fan and disciple. A collection of his short insightful posts from his blog, all thought-provoking and inspiring for anybody marketing anything, even music.
我是他的超级粉丝和忠实的追随者。他的博客中短篇的富有见解的文章集引发人们的思考,为任何人进行任何市场营销甚至音乐创作提供了灵感。

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The 48 Laws of Power - by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers

The 48 Laws of Power - by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
《权力 48 法则》——罗伯特·格林和乔斯特·埃尔弗斯著

Date read: 2003-05-06. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
阅读日期:2003 年 5 月 6 日。推荐程度:8/10

Warning: some think this book is pure evil. But power exists, so it can only help to understand it better, even if you choose not to wield it.
警告:有人认为这本书是纯粹的邪恶。但权力存在,因此即使你选择不去行使它,也只能通过更好地理解它来帮助你。

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China’s World View - by David Daokui Li

China’s World View - by David Daokui Li
中国世界观——作者李稻葵

Date read: 2024-03-10. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2024 年 3 月 10 日。推荐程度:7/10

Senior academic advisor to the Chinese Communist Party feels most political tensions come from a misunderstanding of China’s world view, hence the subtitle “demystifying to prevent global conflict”, and his intrinsic desire to explain.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

I love its insights and historical context, especially around “Respect-centered diplomacy” and how the CCP is structured.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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Swisstory, History of Switzerland - by Laurie Theurer

Swisstory, History of Switzerland - by Laurie Theurer
瑞士故事,瑞士历史——劳瑞·泰雷尔著

Date read: 2023-07-03. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2023-07-03。推荐程度:7/10

Great succinct history of Switzerland. Written and illustrated for kids, but really a perfect-sized quick read. It answered most of the questions I had in my recent visit.
瑞士的简洁发展史。为孩子们写作并配有插图,但确实是一本大小合适的快速阅读书籍。它解答了我最近访问时的大部分问题。

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Useful Delusions - by Shankar Vedantam

Useful Delusions - by Shankar Vedantam
有益的妄想——尚卡尔·维丹塔姆著

Date read: 2023-06-04. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2023-06-04。推荐程度:7/10

Same subject as my upcoming “Useful Not True” book, and so good I could almost recommend you read this instead. Almost. No massive epiphanies but many good points around the subject compiled in one place makes for a good argument. If you like “Useful Not True”, read this next.
和我的即将出版的《有用的不真实》一书主题相同,而且非常好,我甚至可以推荐你阅读这篇代替那本书。差不多。虽然没有重大的顿悟,但围绕这一主题所汇集的许多观点构成了有力的论据。如果你喜欢《有用的不真实》,那就读这篇吧。

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Outlive - by Peter Attia

Outlive - by Peter Attia
长寿 - 彼得·阿特雅著

Date read: 2023-05-10. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2023 年 5 月 10 日。推荐程度:7/10

Expert advice on how to stay healthy into middle and old age. First half of the book was fluff for context. Second half was great specific advice. In short: exercise as much as an athlete.
关于如何保持中老年健康的专业建议。这本书的前半部分是上下文内容。后半部分给出了很好的具体建议。总之:要像运动员一样多运动。

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Nietzsche: a complete introduction - by Roy Jackson

Nietzsche: a complete introduction - by Roy Jackson
尼采大全集(作者罗密尔杰克逊)

Date read: 2022-08-07. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 8 月 7 日。推荐程度:7/10

Clear summary and explanation of Nietzsche’s writing. I’ve listened to a whole audio course on Nietzsche and read another summary of his philosophy, but this book explains it best.
尼采作品的简洁总结和解释。我已经听过一整个尼采的音频课程并阅读过他哲学的另一个摘要,但这本书解释得最好。

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam - by John L. Esposito

What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam - by John L. Esposito
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

Date read: 2022-07-13. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 7 月 13 日。推荐程度:7/10

Great clear introduction to Islam in an FAQ format. Common question, simple answer. Common question, simple answer. Almost every question was one I had considered once, but never actually asked.
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The book is not deep — just a high-level overview, which I found useful and fascinating.
这本书并不深奥——只是一篇高水平的概述,我发现它既实用又有趣。

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Almost Perfect - by Erika Lemay

Almost Perfect - by Erika Lemay
近乎完美——艾瑞卡·莱梅伊

Date read: 2022-07-01. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 7 月 1 日。推荐程度:7/10

Elite athlete and physical artist shares her philosophy and actions that made her the best in the world. Wonderful intensity, focus, discipline, and ambition. Exciting and useful to hear her mindset, Übermensch in action, to apply to your own life and work.
顶尖运动员和形体艺术家分享其成就世界第一的哲学和行为。出色的精力、专注力、自律和抱负。听她的心态是非常振奋人心并且有益的,“超人”的行为在自己的生活和工作中都可效仿。

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The Courage to Be Happy - by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

The Courage to Be Happy - by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
《幸福的勇气》——作者是石川皙和窪場恭久

Date read: 2022-06-01. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 6 月 1 日。推荐程度:7/10

The sequel to the great “Courage to be Disliked”. The philosophy of Alfred Adler, on education, self-reliance, coming to terms with your past, focusing on solutions instead of problems, and active loving.
伟大的《勇敢做你自己》续集。阿尔弗雷德·阿德勒关于教育、自立自强、与过去和解、着眼于解决方案而非问题以及积极之爱的哲学思想。

Be warned, the format is strange: a dialog between an angry youth and calm philosopher. You can skim over what the youth says, since it's just angry objections.
请注意,格式很奇怪:一个愤怒的年轻人和一个冷静的哲学家之间的对话。你可以略过年轻人说的话,因为它只是愤怒的抗议。

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Essays and Aphorisms - by Arthur Schopenhauer

Essays and Aphorisms - by Arthur Schopenhauer
随笔和格言——亚瑟·叔本华著

Date read: 2022-05-06. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 5 月 6 日。推荐程度:7/10

Classic philosophy. I strongly disagreed with his thoughts on the meaning of life, on women, and some on religion. But the rest were fascinating and worthy of deeper reflection. Too much to summarize. See notes.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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Wanting - by Luke Burgis

Wanting - by Luke Burgis
渴望——卢克·伯吉斯著

Date read: 2022-02-27. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 2 月 27 日。推荐程度:7/10

Pop explanation of René Girard’s anthropology of mimetic theory. We all imitate, but are rarely aware of it. Many relatable examples, though not a clear takeaway.
对勒内·吉拉德的模仿人类学理论的通俗解释。我们都在模仿,但很少意识到这一点。虽然有很多相关的例子,但并没有明确的结论。

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Beyond Order - by Jordan Peterson

Beyond Order - by Jordan Peterson
超越秩序——乔丹·彼得森(Jordan Peterson)著

Date read: 2022-02-10. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 2 月 10 日。推荐程度:7/10

Deep philosophy. Interesting voice. Great uncommon insights. Jungian. Brings almost any topic back to stories. Story of Pinnochio, stories in the Bible, story of your life.
深刻的哲学思想。有趣的声音。独到的见解。荣格学派。把几乎任何话题都引向故事。木偶的故事、圣经中的故事以及你生命中的故事。

Stresses the importance of convention and social norms. 1st chapter had me talking about this book with friends immediately, loving it. 2nd chapter onwards, it was a tougher read. Needs a ruthless editor.
强调习俗和社会规范的重要性。第一章的内容让我立即与朋友们谈起这本书,很招人喜欢。从第二章开始,这本书读起来有点吃力。需要一位冷酷的编辑。

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The Art of Creative Thinking - by Rod Judkins

The Art of Creative Thinking - by Rod Judkins
创造性思维的艺术——罗德·朱德金著

Date read: 2022-01-29. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2022 年 1 月 29 日。推荐程度:7/10

89 little inspiring thoughts and observations around the creative process written by someone who’s been in the thick of it for decades
这是一个人围绕创作过程几十年的沉淀思考所得的 89 条启发性思想和观察文本

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Will - by Will Smith and Mark Manson

Will - by Will Smith and Mark Manson
《Will》——由威尔·史密斯和马克·曼森共同创作

Date read: 2021-12-02. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10

I loved this so much I couldn’t stop, and read in one sitting for 8 hours straight. I love autobiographies that distill lessons from their success. Similar to “Total Recall” by Schwarzenegger. I love reading the mindsets of the super-ambitious.
Knowing Mark Manson’s writing so well, it’s fascinating to notice where it subtly changes voice from Will to Mark. Great insights. Really an ideal autobiography.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies - by Rob Willson and Rhena Branch

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies - by Rob Willson and Rhena Branch
认知行为疗法入门——作者:罗布·威尔森和瑞娜·布兰奇

Date read: 2020-09-22. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2020 年 9 月 22 日。我的推荐程度为:7/10

If you haven’t looked into cognitive behavioral therapy, please do. It’s a clunky name but a great mindset. My notes here will give you an idea of what it’s about. It’s very effective for depression, anxiety, and more.
如果你还没有了解认知行为疗法,请一定要去看看。尽管它的名字听起来有点笨拙,但它的思维方式非常棒。我的笔记会给你一个关于它的概念。它对抑郁症、焦虑症等非常有效。

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Prisoners of Geography - by Tim Marshall

Prisoners of Geography - by Tim Marshall
地理囚徒——蒂姆·马歇尔著

Date read: 2019-10-15. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2019 年 10 月 15 日。推荐程度:7/10

The world's cultures and politics are this way because of geography : oceans, rivers, mountains, deserts, farmable land, etc. Fascinating for me because I'd never looked at this world this way before.
世界各地的文化和政治因地理条件而异:海洋、河流、山脉、沙漠、耕地等。这对我来说很有吸引力,因为以前我从未以这种方式看待过这个世界。

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Finland Culture Shock - by Deborah Swallow

Finland Culture Shock - by Deborah Swallow
芬兰文化冲击——黛博拉·天鹅所作

Date read: 2019-10-05. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2019 年 10 月 5 日。推荐程度:7/10

Surprisingly insightful. Much better than expected. An outsider’s insights into Finnish culture. I read it on my way to Finland, and swooned at the description of what sound like my kind of people.
非常见解独到。比预期的要好得多。一个局外人对芬兰文化的见解。在我去芬兰的路上读了这本书,书中对芬兰人的描述让我倾倒,听起来就像是在描述我这样的人。

My experience in Finland mostly matches the book’s description, except I was in louder central Helsinki, so the anti-social silence was not on display. The book has a list of spectrums of culture which could be a good framework to categorize various countries’ cultures.
我在芬兰的经历大多与书中描述相符,只是我在更热闹的赫尔辛基市中心,所以没有表现出反社会的沉默。这本书列出了文化的各种范畴,可以很好地作为分类各国文化的框架。

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The Alter Ego Effect - by Todd Herman

The Alter Ego Effect - by Todd Herman
影子效应——托德·赫尔曼著

Date read: 2019-06-15. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10

Great idea: that you should create an inner hero that you bring out when performing. Athletes do this: when they compete they are “The Ghost Panther” (or whatever) in their mind, not their normal self.
好主意:你应该在表演时塑造一个内在的英雄形象。运动员就是这样做的:当他们比赛时,他们的内心是像一头敏捷凶猛的黑豹的形象而非现实状态下的自我。

I’ve done and prescribed this for 20 years, so it’s cool to read a book on the subject. The point is simple. The book is filled with many anecdotes.
我已经做了这项工作并给出了建议,有二十年之久,所以阅读关于这个话题的书还是挺酷的。重点很简单。这本书充满了许多轶事。

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Life 3.0 - by Max Tegmark

Life 3.0 - by Max Tegmark
《生命 3.0》作者:马克斯·泰格马克

Date read: 2019-03-15. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2019 年 3 月 15 日。推荐程度:7/10

A deep, bold, and visionary dive into Artificial Intelligence and its many implications. One of the most interesting books I've ever read. If you haven't read much of AI yet, start with “Surviving AI” as an intro, then read this as a deep-dive.
深入、大胆、有远见地探讨人工智能及其诸多影响。这是我读过的最有趣的书之一。如果你还没有读很多关于人工智能的书,可以从《与机器人共存的人工智能》作为入门读物开始,然后读这本书深入钻研。

His perspective is amazingly thorough. Defining terminology was a great way to start. For example life is a “process that can retain its complexity and replicate”. Intelligence is the “ability to accomplish complex goals”.
他的观点十分透彻。定义术语是开端的一个不错的方式。例如生命是一个“能够保持其复杂性并复制的过程”,而智慧则是“实现复杂目标的能力”。

That keeps it broad enough to define future technology as alive and intelligent.
这为将未来的技术定义为充满生机和智能的提供了足够的广度。

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The Consolations of Philosophy - by Alain De Botton

The Consolations of Philosophy - by Alain De Botton
哲学的慰藉——阿兰·德波顿著

Date read: 2018-08-28. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2018 年 8 月 28 日。推荐程度:7/10

How can the lessons of philosophers change your life? Thoughtful, unique, and funny book (cute illustrations) with some insightful ideas around that.
哲学家的教训如何改变你的生活?这是一本深思熟虑、独特而有趣的书(可爱的插图),其中包含了一些富有洞察力的想法。

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The Lessons of History - by Will and Ariel Durant

The Lessons of History - by Will and Ariel Durant
历史的教训——威尔和阿里尔·杜兰特著

Date read: 2018-04-25. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2018 年 4 月 25 日。推荐程度:7/10

They wrote the massive 11-volume 10,000-page “Story of Civilization” covering Western history, then wrote this tiny 100-page book succinctly summing up its lessons for our present day.
他们撰写了涵盖西方历史的巨作《文明的故事》,共十一卷一万页,之后又编写了这本简短的一百多页的书,简明扼要地总结了它对当今的现实意义。

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When - by Daniel Pink

When - by Daniel Pink
《当你做对的时候》——丹尼尔·平克著

Date read: 2018-04-17. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2018 年 4 月 17 日。推荐程度:7/10

A quick, entertaining, and informative book focusing on the effects of timing on your life. All points are kept extremely practical and applicable to life and job/work.
这是一本快速、有趣且富有信息量的书籍,重点关注时间对你生活的影响。所有观点都极其实用,适用于生活和职业工作。

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Perennial Seller - by Ryan Holiday

Perennial Seller - by Ryan Holiday
常青卖家:瑞恩·霍利迪笔下传奇之道

Date read: 2017-12-06. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2017 年 12 月 6 日。我的推荐程度为:十分制下的七分。

Great thoughts on creating a timeless masterpiece (whether music, book, or any art) - and then promoting it. Very inspiring for any creator.
关于如何创作永恒的经典之作(无论是音乐、书籍还是任何艺术),并对其进行推广,你有伟大的想法。对任何创作者来说,都非常鼓舞人心。

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Principles - by Ray Dalio

Principles - by Ray Dalio
原则——瑞·达利欧

Date read: 2017-10-07. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2017 年 10 月 7 日。推荐程度:7/10

Wow. So dense with wisdom that I wanted to highlight almost every paragraph. Instead, I skipped Part 1, about his background, because in the intro he recommends you skip it.
哇。充满了如此深厚的智慧,我想强调几乎每一段。不过,我跳过了关于他背景的第一部分,因为在介绍中他已经建议跳过这部分。

I also skipped Part 3, about work principles, since they were all collaborative group-stuff, and I’m not working with anyone now. So here are my notes just from Part 2, “Life Principles”, which were so good I’ll probably re-read this book again next year.
我也跳过了第三部分关于工作原则的内容,因为它们都是合作小组的事情,我现在不跟任何人一起工作。所以我做的笔记仅仅是来自于第二部分“生活原则”,它太棒了,我明年可能还会再读这本书。

Caveat: it’s mostly so high-level — (“Decide what is true, then decide what to do about it.”) — that they’re more like koans to spark your own thoughts, instead of specific “do this” type advice.
提醒:大多数都比较高层次(“先决定什么是对的,然后决定如何去做。”)它们更像是激发您自己想法的公案,而不是具体的“这样做”之类的建议。

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How to Read a Book - by Charles Van Doren and Mortimer Adler

How to Read a Book - by Charles Van Doren and Mortimer Adler
如何阅读一本书——查尔斯·范多伦和莫提默·艾德勒著

Date read: 2017-06-10. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2017 年 6 月 10 日。推荐程度:7/10

Light? No. Serious. Very serious and scholarly. Advises to read books that are above your current ability. A very specific methodology is given. Read books twice, ask questions while reading, answer those questions, then summarize and criticize afterwards.
关于“深入钻研学习”吗?不是。是严肃认真的学术性建议。建议读超出你当前能力的书籍。给出了非常具体的方法。把书读两遍,一边阅读一边提问,然后回答问题,最后进行总结和批评。

The point is to grow up to the level of the author.
重点是你要成长为作者的那一层级。

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Grit - by Angela Duckworth

Grit - by Angela Duckworth
坚毅:安吉拉·杜克沃斯著

Date read: 2016-09-10. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2016 年 9 月 10 日。推荐程度:7/10

Grit is her word for persistence, focus, endurance, and constant improvement. Great thoughts on this point. If interested in it, also read the books here about deliberate practice.
Grit 代表了她所谓的毅力、专注、耐力和不断进步。对于这个观点有很多想法。对此感兴趣的话,还可以在这里阅读有关刻意练习的书。

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk - by Adele Fabe and Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk - by Adele Fabe and Elaine Mazlish
如何与孩子沟通,让孩子愿意倾听并敢于倾诉——作者阿黛尔·法伯和伊莱恩·马兹利什

Date read: 2016-08-17. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2016 年 8 月 17 日。推荐程度:7/10

Great thoughts on acknowledging kids' feelings.
关于承认孩子的感受,这是很棒的想法。

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The Inevitable - by Kevin Kelly

The Inevitable - by Kevin Kelly
必然——凯文·凯利著

Date read: 2016-06-30. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2016-06-30。我的推荐程度为:十分之七

What are today's technologies inevitably going to lead to? Great predictions. Half of it was super-inspiring, painting a vision of the future that made me want to jump on it. Half felt like “well, duh, obviously!” maybe because I'm already deep in it.
当今的技术必然会导向什么?很好的预测。一半超级鼓舞人心,描绘了一幅让我跃跃欲试的未来愿景。一半感觉像是“嗯,显而易见!”也许是因为我已经深入其中了。

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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise - by Anders Ericsson

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise - by Anders Ericsson
巅峰:专业新科学中的秘密——安德斯·艾瑞克森著

Date read: 2016-05-20. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2016 年 5 月 20 日。推荐程度:7/10

After being quoted in many books, the guy who coined “deliberate practice”, and spent his career studying just that, finally writes his own take on it.
在多次被书籍引用之后,这位提出“刻意练习”的人终于写出了自己对它的见解,他毕生都在研究这个课题。

But I've already loved “The Talent Code”, “The Little Book of Talent”, “Moonwalking with Einstein”, “Talent is Overrated”, and “Little Bets”, which are all about this same field.
但是我已经爱上了《天赋密码》、《天才的小书》、《与爱因斯坦漫步月球》、《过分高估的天赋》和《小赌》这几本关于同一领域的书。

So I didn't get much new out of it, but if you haven't already read those, maybe start here at the horse's mouth.
所以我没学到太多新知识,但如果你还没读过这些书的话,也许可以从马嘴开始读起。

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Deep Work - by Cal Newport

Deep Work - by Cal Newport
深度工作——卡尔·纽波特著

Date read: 2016-04-10. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2016 年 4 月 10 日。推荐程度:7/10

Crucial subject, dear to me: shutting out distractions for deep productive concentrated work. No huge surprises but great supporting thoughts. I liked the point of considering the downside of the internet, instead of only the positives.
重要的主题,对我来说很珍贵:屏蔽干扰以进行深度生产性的集中工作。没有巨大的惊喜,但有很好的支持思想。我喜欢考虑互联网的负面影响,而不仅仅是积极的一面这一点。

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The Geography of Genius - by Eric Weiner

The Geography of Genius - by Eric Weiner
天才地理学——埃里克·韦纳著

Date read: 2016-02-02. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

What made Athens, Florence, Hangzhou, Vienna, Calcutta, and Silicon Valley such creative centers? Author goes to each to find out, and dives into the subject of creativity in general.
是什么让雅典、佛罗伦萨、杭州、维也纳、加尔各答和硅谷成为充满创造力的中心?作者走访了这些地方,并对创造力这一主题进行了深入探讨。

He's such a great writer, so insightful, and finds so many great points of view from the people he interviews. See his other book here “Geography of Bliss”. Equally brilliant.
他是一位很棒的作家,非常有洞察力,能从采访的人身上发现许多很好的观点。可以看看他的另一本书《幸福的地理学》。同样很棒。

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The Truth - by Neil Strauss

The Truth - by Neil Strauss
真相-尼尔·斯特拉斯著

Date read: 2015-11-22. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2015 年 11 月 22 日。推荐程度:7/10

Deep look at romantic relationships. Neil’s autobiography of transformation from being a womanizing sex addict, through therapy, concluding with commitment to his girlfriend. But interlaced in his story are powerful lessons about relationships.
深入探讨亲密关系。尼尔的自传从一个沉迷情色的上瘾者转变为通过治疗最终与其女友订婚的故事。他的故事中穿插着关于人际关系的深刻教训。

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Writing Tools - by Roy Peter Clark

Writing Tools - by Roy Peter Clark
写作工具 - 罗伊·彼得·克拉克著

Date read: 2015-11-05. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2015 年 11 月 5 日。推荐程度:7/10

Great advice on how to be a better writer. Unfortunately the author’s writing style is distracting. How strange to take advice from someone not taking it themselves. Like a drunk telling you not to drink.
关于如何成为一名更好的作家的忠告很好。不幸的是,作者的写作风格令人分心。奇怪的是从不能遵循忠告的人那里获取建议。就像一个喝醉的人告诉你不要喝酒一样。

Right after reading this book I gave it a terrible rating because of that, but now I realize its points and advice (in my notes, below) are truly great.
读完这本书后,我因为某些原因给了它一个糟糕的评价,但现在我意识到它的观点和建议(在我的笔记中,在下面)真的非常好。

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Fluent Forever - by Gabriel Wyner

Fluent Forever - by Gabriel Wyner
流利说永远——盖布利尔·韦纳

Date read: 2014-08-18. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2014 年 8 月 1 8 日。推荐程度:7/10

Forget Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, and the rest. I really believe this is the best way to learn another language, by far.
忘掉罗塞塔石碑、皮姆斯洛以及其他所有方法。我真的相信这是迄今为止学习另一种语言的最佳方式。

Using the most up-to-date techniques and insights, and a unique emphasis on getting the sounds correct first. It's not easy, but it's much more effective than any other program or guide. Highly recommended if you're serious, and ready to do it.
使用最新技术和见解,特别重视首先确保声音正确。这并不容易,但相较于其他任何程序或指南,它的效果更显著。如果你持认真态度并做好准备要实践了,强烈推荐此课程。

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Geography of Time - by Robert Levine

Geography of Time - by Robert Levine
时间的地理——罗伯特·莱文著

Date read: 2014-08-03. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2014 年 8 月 3 日。推荐程度:7/10

Interesting look at how different cultures consider time in different ways.
不同文化看待时间的不同方式很有趣。

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Show Your Work - by Austin Kleon

Show Your Work - by Austin Kleon
展示你的工作——奥斯汀·克莱恩作品

Date read: 2014-06-15. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2014 年 6 月 15 日。推荐程度:7/10

Short inspiring book about sharing your work online. Really healthy perspective. Makes me want to do it much more.
关于在网上分享你的工作的简短鼓舞人心的书籍。非常健康的视角。这让我更加想去做这件事。

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How to Learn a Foreign Language - by Paul Pimsleur

How to Learn a Foreign Language - by Paul Pimsleur
保罗·皮姆斯勒谈如何学习外语

Date read: 2014-06-05. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2014 年 6 月 5 日。推荐程度:7/10

Short, punchy, incredibly insightful and useful book about learning another language, especially for a first-timer. I've read a few books on the subject now, but this is the only one that spoke directly to my issues.
一本简短有力、洞察力强且有用的学习其他语言的书,尤其适合初学者。我现在已经读过几本关于这个主题的书籍了,但这是唯一一本直接触及我问题的书。

Especially loved his points on the importance of sounds over words. Hint: a language that is written but not spoken is called a dead language.
特别喜欢他关于声音比文字更重要的观点。提示:一种只写而不说的语言被称为死亡语言。

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Man's Search for Meaning - by Viktor Frankl

Man's Search for Meaning - by Viktor Frankl
《人类追寻意义》——维克多·弗兰克尔

Date read: 2014-06-04. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2014 年 6 月 4 日。推荐程度:7/10

Powerful, deep, etc. First half describes life inside Auschwitz. Second half has powerful succinctly-said insights into the universal struggle. There's a reason this book has sold a billion copies.
内容强大而深刻等。前半部分描述了奥斯维辛集中营里的生活。后半部分则对普遍的斗争进行了有力而简洁的阐述。这本书能卖出十亿册是有原因的。

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Choose Yourself! - by James Altucher

Choose Yourself! - by James Altucher
做你自己!——詹姆斯·阿特切尔的选择

Date read: 2014-04-10. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2014 年 4 月 10 日。推荐程度:7/10

Anyone who likes my writing will probably LOVE his writing. We've got a very similar style and approach. I was smiling most of the way through, reading things I could have (and wish I would have) written myself. His vulnerability is so endearing.
喜欢我的写作的人可能会爱上他的写作。我们的风格和手法都非常相似。在阅读过程中,大部分时间我都在微笑,读着那些我自己也可能(希望如此)写出的文字。他的坦诚让人心生爱意。

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Self Reliance - by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self Reliance - by Ralph Waldo Emerson
自立自强——拉尔夫·沃尔多·爱默生所作

Date read: 2013-11-08. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2013 年 11 月 8 日。推荐程度:7/10

Pow! This punched me in the gut from page one. Takes a tiny effort to read the English of the 1840s, but what a reward. A masterpiece essay (manifesto?) on independence, non-conformity, and trusting oneself.
哇!从第一页开始,这对我来说是一次内心的冲击。虽然要费力去阅读 19 世纪 40 年代的英文,但收获颇丰。一篇关于独立、不合群和信任自己的杰出文章(宣言?)

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big - by Scott Adams

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big - by Scott Adams
如何几乎凡事失败仍然赢得大胜——斯科特·亚当斯写成的书

Date read: 2013-10-28. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2013 年 10 月 28 日。推荐程度:7/10

Random assortment of life tips/hacks from the creator of Dilbert. Interesting common thread of making your life a system for increasing your odds at success. But I liked the random tips, too.
来自狄尔伯特(Dilbert)的创建者所提供的关于生活的技巧和花招,以及对其精华有趣分析的综合阐述——致力于创造让成功的概率得以增加的生活体系。但是我也很喜欢那些随机的技巧和花招。

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No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs - by Dan S. Kennedy

No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs - by Dan S. Kennedy
企业家掌控时间——不被打断的打法管理艺术——丹尼斯肯尼迪

Date read: 2012-10-05. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10

Repeated message: Your time is precious. Know its value and don't work for less. Defend it against time-vampires. Be hard to reach. Make every minute count. Do only the valuable tasks. Good conventional wisdom.

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The Power of Habit - by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit - by Charles Duhigg

Date read: 2012-03-01. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10

Great dissection and analysis of what creates habits, and the power of changing just one of three steps in the habit loop.

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The Passionate Programmer - by Chad Fowler

The Passionate Programmer - by Chad Fowler

Date read: 2012-01-15. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10

Wonderful book about the art, craft, and passion of being a great computer programmer. Loved the analogies to being a musician: sight-reading, being the worst member of the band, understanding new styles of music, practicing just for improvement, etc.
这是一本关于成为优秀计算机程序员的艺术、技艺和热情的美妙书籍。我非常喜欢与音乐家类似的类比:视读、成为乐队中最差的成员、理解新的音乐风格、为了改进而练习等。

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Poke the Box - by Seth Godin

Poke the Box - by Seth Godin
戳爆盒子:塞斯·戈丁之选

Date read: 2011-03-15. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2011 年 3 月 15 日。推荐程度:7/10

Awesome short manifesto about getting into the habit of starting things. Inspiring as hell. Go go go!
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The 4-Hour Body - by Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Body - by Tim Ferriss
4 小时塑造完美身材——蒂姆·费里斯著

Date read: 2010-12-18. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2010 年 12 月 14 日。我的推荐程度为:7/10

Amazing book for anyone wanting to improve their body. Core concept is the “minimum effective dose”: the smallest dose that will produce a desired outcome. Anything beyond that is wasteful.
对于想要改善身体状况的任何人来说,这是一本令人惊叹的书。核心概念是“最小有效剂量”,即产生理想结果的最小剂量。超过这一点都是浪费。

This documents Tim's years-long pursuit of the minimum effective dose of everything, from weight loss to muscle-building. Related subjects include orgasm, sleep, and medical tourism.
这份文件记录了蒂姆多年追求的每种东西的最小有效剂量,从减肥到增肌等话题,还涉及到高潮、睡眠和医疗旅游等话题。

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Hackers & Painters - by Paul Graham

Hackers & Painters - by Paul Graham
黑客与画家——保罗·格雷厄姆 (Paul Graham)

Date read: 2010-08-20. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2010 年 8 月 20 日。推荐程度:7/10

A collection of essays from one of the best. Loosely about intelligence, entrepreneurship, programming, and questioning norms. Many brilliant ideas and insights.
收录了一位佼佼者的一系列散文。大致关于智力、创业、编程和质疑规范。包含许多绝妙想法和见解。

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I Will Teach You To Be Rich - by Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You To Be Rich - by Ramit Sethi
我会教你如何致富——拉米特·塞蒂著

Date read: 2010-03-23. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2010 年 3 月 23 日。我的推荐程度为:十分之七

An amazing book about consumer finance and a healthy approach to managing your money. If you are age 18-35, this is a must-read! My notes are scarce, so get the book.
这是一本关于消费者金融以及如何健康理财的惊人书籍。如果你年龄在 18-35 岁之间,那么这本书是必读的!我的笔记很少,所以去阅读这本书吧。

Even if over 35, you might find some good tips on lowering your fees on various services, and a good reminder of good savings practices.
即使超过 35 岁,您也可能会发现一些关于降低各种服务费用的好建议,以及对良好储蓄行为的好提醒。

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Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes - Gilovich and Belsky

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes - Gilovich and Belsky
为什么聪明人犯了大钱失误——吉尔维希和贝尔斯基

Date read: 2009-10-19. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2009 年 10 月 19 日。我的推荐程度是:打七折/满折。

My favorite genre of book lately: clear examples of bugs in our brain: where our intuition is wrong. But this one focuses just on money issues. Loss aversion. Sunk cost fallacy. Confirmation bias. Anchoring. Etc. I love this stuff.
最近我最喜欢的书籍类型:我们大脑中的错误示例,例如直觉的错误之处。但这本书只是关注财务问题。厌恶损失。沉没成本谬误。证实偏见。锚定效应等。我喜欢这些内容。

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Management of the Absurd - by Richard Farson

Management of the Absurd - by Richard Farson
荒谬的管理——理查德·法尔森著

Date read: 2009-04-14. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2009 年 4 月 14 日。推荐程度:7/10

Counter-intuitive lessons about management. Highly recommended for managers and leaders, but also teachers and parents.
关于管理的反直觉课程。强烈推荐给管理者、领导者、教师以及家长。

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CrowdSourcing - by Jeff Howe

CrowdSourcing - by Jeff Howe
众包-杰夫·豪思(Jeff Howe)

Date read: 2008-08-27. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2008 年 8 月 27 日。推荐程度:7/10

Great look at a different way of getting a project done: not outsourcing it to a person, but developing a system where thousands of people can contribute a little bit.
从另一种方式来看,如何完成一个项目:不是将其外包给个人,而是建立一个系统,让成千上万的人都可以贡献一点力量。

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Predictably Irrational - by Dan Ariely

Predictably Irrational - by Dan Ariely
《可预测的非理性》——丹·艾瑞里 (Dan Ariely)

Date read: 2008-08-11. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2008 年 8 月 11 日。推荐程度:7/10

My favorite type of book: pointing out and understanding all of the counter-intuitive things people do.
我最喜欢的书是:指出并理解人们所有反直觉的行为。

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The Magic of Thinking Big - by David Schwartz

The Magic of Thinking Big - by David Schwartz
《大胆思考的力量》——大卫·施瓦茨

Date read: 2008-07-26. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2008 年 7 月 26 日。推荐程度:7/10

A classic self-help book. Exactly what you'd expect. But very good.
一本经典自助书籍。和你期望的一样。但很好。

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The Ultimate Sales Machine - by Chet Holmes

The Ultimate Sales Machine - by Chet Holmes
终极销售机器——契特·霍尔姆斯著

Date read: 2008-06-12. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2008 年 6 月 12 日。推荐程度:7/10

After reading E-Myth Revisited, this is the best book I’ve seen on how to turn it into real results, step-by-step. Not ambiguous. Very “do it like this”.
在阅读完《重塑神话》后,我认为这本书展示了最佳的实现方案,分步教我们如何将想法转变为现实成果。内容不模棱两可,非常清晰明确。

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The Art of Learning - by Josh Waitzkin

The Art of Learning - by Josh Waitzkin
如何学习之道——乔希·维茨金著

Date read: 2008-05-30. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2008 年 5 月 30 日。强烈推荐程度:7/10

Chess master becomes Tai Chi master, realizes his real genius is learning, and shares his insights and stories.
象棋大师变成太极大师,意识到他的真正天赋在于学习,并分享他的见解和故事。

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Wikinomics - by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams

Wikinomics - by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams
维基经济学 - 唐·泰普斯科特 (Don Tapscott) 和安东尼·威廉姆斯 (Anthony Williams) 共同著作

Date read: 2008-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2008 年 4 月 23 日。我的推荐程度为:7/10

Lessons learned from Wikipedia can be applied to most other businesses. How can you harness the spare-time or self-interest of thousands to build something better for everyone?
从维基百科上学到的教训可适用于大多数其他业务。如何动员成千上万人的业余时间或兴趣来共同为每个人创造更好的东西?

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The Wisdom of Crowds - by James Surowiecki

The Wisdom of Crowds - by James Surowiecki
《群体的智慧》——詹姆斯·索罗维基

Date read: 2008-04-16. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10

Mind-blowing examples of how groups of diverse people acting independently are smarter than any one person in the group. Has huge implications for management, markets, decision-making, and more.

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Meatball Sundae - by Seth Godin

Meatball Sundae - by Seth Godin
肉丸圣代(Seth Godin 作品)

Date read: 2007-12-30. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2007 年 12 月 30 日。推荐程度:7/10

Instead of asking how to use the new internet tools to support your existing business, ask how you can change your business to take best advantage of the new tools.
不要问如何使用新的互联网工具来支持现有的业务,要问如何调整你的业务以充分利用这些新工具的优势。

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Don't Make Me Think - by Steve Krug

Don't Make Me Think - by Steve Krug
别让我想太多——史蒂夫·克鲁格著

Date read: 2007-08-08. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10
阅读日期:2007 年 8 月 8 日。推荐程度:7/10

The classic book of web usability. Required reading for anyone who makes websites.
网页可用性经典书籍。所有制作网站的人都是必读之书。

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Excellent Advice for Living - by Kevin Kelly

Excellent Advice for Living - by Kevin Kelly
生活的忠告——凯文·凯利著

Date read: 2023-07-18. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2023 年 7 月 18 日。推荐程度:十分推荐(6 分)

Tiny sentences with deep wisdom unelaborated. Up to you to extract, reflect, and apply.
简短的句子蕴含着深刻的智慧,待你发掘、反思和应用。

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The Essentials of Hinduism - by Swami Bhaskarananda

The Essentials of Hinduism - by Swami Bhaskarananda
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Date read: 2023-02-09. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2023-02-09。推荐程度:6/10

If you want to learn about Hinduism, this is the best book I’ve found so far. That said, it’s still very confusing to me.
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Delphi Complete Works of William James - by William James

Delphi Complete Works of William James - by William James
威廉姆·詹姆斯《Delphi 读本》。作者是威廉姆·詹姆斯

Date read: 2023-01-21. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2023-01-21。推荐程度:6/10

Huge book compiling all of his writing and speaking, so I didn’t read everything but just the parts I needed for my own research on pluralism and pragmatism. And for that, it was worth it for his insights.
这是一本收录了他所有写作和演讲的巨著,所以我没有全部读完,只是阅读了那些对我的多元论和实用主义研究有所帮助的部分。在这方面来说,这些观点的确很值得借鉴学习。

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Introducing Pragmatism - by Cornelis de Waal

Introducing Pragmatism - by Cornelis de Waal
实用主义介绍——康拉德·德瓦尔著

Date read: 2022-11-11. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2022 年 11 月 11 日。推荐程度:6/10

Semi-academic introduction to philosophers in the pragmatism tradition. Not a light read, but some great insights and ideas in the quotes.
实用主义传统的哲学家半学术性介绍。阅读起来有一定难度,但引述中蕴含深刻的见解和思想。

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Pragmatism an Introduction - by Michael Bacon

Pragmatism an Introduction - by Michael Bacon

Date read: 2022-11-06. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Semi-academic introduction to philosophers in the pragmatism tradition. Not a light read, but some great insights and ideas in the quotes.

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Japanese Mind - by Roger Davies and Osamu Ikeno

Japanese Mind - by Roger Davies and Osamu Ikeno

Date read: 2022-10-20. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Good description of the Japanese mindset and its origins.

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River Out of Eden - by Richard Dawkins

River Out of Eden - by Richard Dawkins
河流出自乐园——理查德·道金斯

Date read: 2022-01-24. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2022-01-24。推荐程度:6/1_(满分推荐为十分)

Biologist describes how evolution works, everything maximized for the gene’s survival. Includes related insights and analogies. I like his writing style.
生物学家描述了进化是如何进行的,一切都是为了基因的生存最大化。包括相关的见解和类比。我喜欢他的写作风格。

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Where Is My Flying Car? - by J Storrs Hall

Where Is My Flying Car? - by J Storrs Hall
我的飞行汽车在哪里?-由 J·斯托尔斯·霍尔撰写

Date read: 2021-07-13. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2021 年 7 月 13 日。推荐程度:6/10

Incredibly ambitious and specific. Says we’d have flying cars and nanotech today, and all power should be nuclear, if not for misguided regulations.
目标极其宏大,且非常具体。表示我们现在就应该拥有飞行汽车和纳米技术,如果不是受到了错误法规的束缚,现在一切能源都应该是核能源。

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The Box - by Marc Levinson

The Box - by Marc Levinson
盒子作者马克·莱文森

Date read: 2021-06-26. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2021 年 6 月 26 日。推荐程度:6/10

History of the shipping container, and how it affected the world economy. Also for ambitious entrepreneurs, Malcom McLean is a damn good role model. Great read.
集装箱的历史及其如何影响世界经济。对于雄心勃勃的创业者来说,马尔科姆·麦克莱恩是一个非常棒的角色楷模。非常值得一读。

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Before We Go - by Dan John

Before We Go - by Dan John
《告别之前》——丹·约翰著

Date read: 2021-06-19. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2021 年 6 月 19 日。推荐程度:6/10

Collection of essays about fitness and weight lifting. I love all of Dan John's books. This one is one of his best. Nothing revolutionary. Just great reminders.
关于健身和举重文章的合集。我喜欢丹·约翰的所有书籍。这是写得非常好的一本。并没有什么革新,仅仅是美好的提醒而已。

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The Beginning of Infinity - by David Deutsch

The Beginning of Infinity - by David Deutsch
《无限之始》- 大卫·多德奇著

Date read: 2021-06-10. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2021 年 6 月 10 日。我的推荐程度:十分制中的 6 分。

For the first three chapters, I thought it might be the best book I've ever read.
前三章的内容让我认为这可能是我读过的最好的书。

But then chapter four and onwards lost my interest. Still, its core idea is brilliant and wonderful — that if something is permitted by the laws of physics, then the only thing that can prevent it from being technologically possible is not knowing how. Progress is unbounded.
但是第四章以后的部分便失去了我的兴趣。不过它的核心理念却是非常出色精彩的——即如果有件事为物理学所容许的话,能阻碍我们依靠技术将其变为现实的就只有我们尚未了解的方法。发展是无穷尽的。

We are at the very beginning of an infinitely long Enlightenment, and will eventually figure out everything.
我们正处于一场漫长启蒙的开端,最终会了解一切。

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The Art of Possibility - by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander

The Art of Possibility - by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander
《可能性的艺术》——罗莎蒙德和本杰明·赞德作品

Date read: 2020-11-15. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2020 年 11 月 15 日。推荐程度:6/10

Leadership coach and famous orchestra conductor collaborate on a book about relationships, art, personal development, children, and practice. Somewhat scattered but had some really interesting ideas.
领导力教练和著名乐队指挥合作撰写一本关于人际关系、艺术、个人成长、儿童以及实践的书。虽然内容较为散乱,但确实包含了一些有趣的观点。

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Pre-Suasion - by Robert Cialdini

Pre-Suasion - by Robert Cialdini
预说服:罗伯特·西奥迪尼的领导力策略书

Date read: 2019-07-23. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2019 年 7 月 23 日 推荐指数: 十分推荐(中)。

An interesting look at a single topic: what someone encounters beforehand greatly affects the influence of what comes after. Priming.
对一个话题的有趣探究:事先遇到的东西对之后遇到的东西产生的影响巨大。首要事件很重要。

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Surviving AI - by Calum Chace

Surviving AI - by Calum Chace
人工智能求生指南——卡尔姆·蔡斯著

Date read: 2019-03-05. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2019 年 3 月 5 日。推荐程度:6/10

A good overview of Artificial Intelligence. If you know nothing about it, start here, then read “Life 3.0” afterwards.
人工智能概述。如果你对此一无所知,那就从这里开始,然后阅读《生命 3.0》。

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How Not to Be Wrong - by Jordan Ellenberg

How Not to Be Wrong - by Jordan Ellenberg
《如何避免犯错》作者乔丹·埃伦伯格

Date read: 2019-02-01. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2019 年 2 月 1 日。推荐程度:十分之六

Mathematics as an extension of common sense. I'd like to go through this again, doing and thoroughly understanding all the examples. On the first read, I let it pass over me.
数学作为常识的延伸。我想再复习一遍,做一遍并彻底理解所有的例子。初读时,我让它从我身边溜走。

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Die Empty - by Todd Henry

Die Empty - by Todd Henry
耗尽余生 - 托德·亨利

Date read: 2018-12-01. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Motivating thoughts on doing your work. Your work is the expression of your priorities. “Work” = creating value where it didn't previously exist. An interesting definition of three kinds of work: mapping, making, and meshing.

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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - by Richard Feynman

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - by Richard Feynman

Date read: 2018-08-25. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Autobiographical stories. Fun anecdotes. But they give a great glimpse into an approach to life: Doubt, challenge, and most importantly: test everything. Experiment. See what happens in the real-world, not in-theory.
Applied not just to science, but how ants find food, talking to strangers in bars, sketching portraits, and playing a shaker in a Brazilian band.

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Never Split the Difference (Negotiating) - by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

Never Split the Difference (Negotiating) - by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

Date read: 2018-07-04. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
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Advanced book about negotiating. Serious hostage type stuff. For a lighter book on negotiation, read “You Can Negotiate Anything” by Herb Cohen.
关于谈判的高级书籍。涉及严重的劫持人质类型的东西。如果想看一本轻松的谈判书籍,可以阅读赫伯·科恩所著的《你可以谈判任何事》。

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Getting the Love You Want - by Harville Hendrix

Getting the Love You Want - by Harville Hendrix
心想事成的爱——哈维尔·亨德里克斯著

Date read: 2018-03-17. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2018 年 3 月 17 日。推荐程度:6/10

Legendary book about making relationships work, recommended by many. Main point is that we're looking for our partner to heal childhood wounds. A must-read if you're near the start of a serious relationship.
关于如何维系感情关系的传奇书籍,受到很多人的推荐。主要观点是我们在寻找伴侣来治愈童年创伤。如果你是处于一段严肃感情的初期阶段,那么这本书必读无疑。

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Homo Deus - by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus - by Yuval Noah Harari

Date read: 2017-10-22. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Very interesting alternative perspective on life from a historian. Anti-religion, anti-humanism, pro-animal. Seems detached, but is quite opinionated. Much to think about, regardless. My notes here give a taste. A lot to think about.

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How to Live - by Sarah Bakewell

How to Live - by Sarah Bakewell

Date read: 2017-10-02. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

A great biography of the original essayist Michel de Montaigne from the 1500’s, it also explores his philosophical questions. I loved learning about Pyrrhonian Skepticism.

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Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit - by Steven Pressfield

Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit - by Steven Pressfield
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Date read: 2016-07-28. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2016-07-28,我的推荐程度:十分制中的六分

About the technique of writing stories. Good for what it is, but note it's not part of the War of Art series.
关于写作故事技巧的内容。就其而言,还是不错的,但请注意它并非《战争艺术》系列的内容。

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Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change - by Pema Chödrön

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change - by Pema Chödrön
美丽地面对不确定性与变化——裴玛·乔卓罗著

Date read: 2016-04-20. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2016 年 4 月 20 日。我的推荐程度为:6/10

Everything she writes is wonderful. All a similar theme. See the other books here for other (maybe better) examples.
她写的所有东西都很精彩,主题也都类似。想要看其他(可能更好)的例子,就看看这里的其他书籍吧。

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Give and Take - by Adam M. Grant

Give and Take - by Adam M. Grant

Date read: 2014-02-10. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

If you feel you are too generous, or too greedy, or are wary and insist on reciprocation, consider reading this research-based look at the subject of these different personality types. Counter-intuitive findings.

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The Bed of Procrustes - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Bed of Procrustes - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
《普罗库斯特的床》——作者纳齐姆·尼古拉斯·塔勒布

Date read: 2014-01-15. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2014 年 1 月 15 日。推荐程度:6/10

I'm thrilled if I get a few counter-intuitive thought-provoking ideas from any source. This book is filled with his usual cocktail party sprezzatura bravado, but refreshingly succinct, minus his usual blowhard explanations of his superior scholarly approach to life.
如果能从任何来源获得一些违反直觉、能引发深思的想法,我会非常兴奋。这本书充满了他一贯的以自我表现的才能展示卓越的品性的宴会魅力,然而简练清新的语气更是魅力四射,除此之外再没多余的解释关于他那些自我陶醉地表现自己的独特生活学术方式。

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Making Ideas Happen - by Scott Belsky

Making Ideas Happen - by Scott Belsky
让想法落地成书——斯科特·贝尔斯基

Date read: 2013-12-20. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2013 年 12 月 20 日。推荐程度:6/10

The full title - “Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality” - describes its contents perfectly. Great book on that subject.
完整的标题是《让想法成真:克服理想与现实之间的障碍》,完美地描述了本书的内容。这是一本关于这个主题的好书。

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A Short History of Nearly Everything - by Bill Bryson

A Short History of Nearly Everything - by Bill Bryson
万物简史——比尔·布莱森著

Date read: 2013-08-25. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2013 年 8 月 25 日。我的推荐程度:十分之六

Fun read of everything from the big bang to tectonic plates to the evolution of early man.
从宇宙大爆炸到地壳板块再到人类起源的进化过程,阅读起来趣味盎然。

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Ikigai - by Sebastian Marshall

Ikigai - by Sebastian Marshall
生活的目标 作者塞巴斯蒂安·马歇尔

Date read: 2013-07-06. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2013 年 7 月 6 日。推荐程度:6/10

Essays on history, power, self-discipline, negotiation, and the hustle. I especially liked his philosophy on luck, building universally valuable skills, and producing/shipping something from even fleeting interests.
关于历史、权力、自律、谈判和奋斗的文章。我特别喜欢他对运气、建立普遍有价值的技能和从短暂兴趣中生产/运送事物的哲学观点。

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Wired for Story - by Lisa Cron

Wired for Story - by Lisa Cron
《编织故事》作者丽莎·克朗

Date read: 2012-11-18. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期: 2012 年 1 月日 强烈推荐程度:十颗星中选六颗

If you've read other books on how to write a great story, this probably won't hold much new for you. But this was my first book on this subject, and I loved it. Changed the way I pay attention to movies and novels. Makes me want to write a novel.
如果你已经读过其他关于如何讲好故事的书,那么这本书可能对你没有太多新意。但这是我第一次读关于这个主题的书籍,我非常喜欢。它改变了我看电影和小说的方式。让我有写小说的冲动。

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Pragmatic Programmer - by Andy Hunt and David Thomas

Pragmatic Programmer - by Andy Hunt and David Thomas
《实用编程程序员》——安迪·亨特和大卫·托马斯作品

Date read: 2012-09-27. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2012 年 9 月 27 日。推荐程度:十分推荐程度为六。

Classic book for computer programmers. I read it first in 2003 before I was taking book notes, so I read it again now to take notes. Great wisdom in here. Amazing to see how much of its advice was adopted as norms by Ruby on Rails.
这是计算机程序员的经典书籍。我第一次读它是在 2003 年之前记笔记的时候,所以我现在再次阅读来记笔记。这里面蕴含了很多智慧。很高兴看到书中很多建议被 Ruby on Rails 作为规范所采纳。

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Meditations - by Marcus Aurelius - translation by C Scot Hicks and David V Hicks

Meditations - by Marcus Aurelius - translation by C Scot Hicks and David V Hicks
沉思录 - 马可·奥里利乌斯著 - C·斯科特·希克斯和大卫·维·希克斯译

Date read: 2012-02-04. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2012 年 2 月 4 日。推荐程度:十分推荐程度 6 分

A true classic, filled with stoic wisdom mostly about being your best rational self, doing good for its own sake, and not letting other people upset you.
一部真正的经典之作,充满了关于坚定不移地以你的最理智的自我来应对现实的智慧,以及无私地为自身的善举和避免被人惹恼的事情等经验之谈。

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The Developing World - by Fredrik Härén

The Developing World - by Fredrik Härén
发展中国家——弗雷德里克·哈伦著

Date read: 2011-12-28. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2011 年 12 月 28 日。我的推荐程度是:十分制中的六分。

This is a wonderfully one-sided book that shows how exciting the big growth of China, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, and Korea are.
这是一本非常有见解的书,充分展示了中国、印度、斯里兰卡、新加坡、缅甸、马来西亚、印尼、南非、土耳其和韩国的巨大增长潜力,令人兴奋不已。

He's found great examples of people and companies doing really innovative things, but most of all it's a mindset.
他找到了许多个人和公司做真正创新的事情的例子,但最重要的是心态。

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You Are Not So Smart - by David McRaney

You Are Not So Smart - by David McRaney
你并不聪明-大卫·麦克瑞尼 (David McRaney) 作品

Date read: 2011-11-15. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Great summary of 46 cognitive biases. Much of it covered in other books like Predictably Irrational, but if you haven't read those, this is a great starting book. Otherwise, just a good reminder, and worth reading.
很棒的关于认知偏差的总结,共 46 条。很多内容在其他书籍如《非理性预测》中都有涉及,但如果你没有读过这些书,这是一本很好的入门书籍。总之,是一本不错的提醒书籍,值得一读。

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The Lean Startup - by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup - by Eric Ries

Date read: 2011-10-23. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

The methodology here is the one I recommend the most. The stuff I preach is like a cute casual intro to the real deal: the Lean Startup methodology. (As an aside: this book is the one that pushed my book out of the #1 slot on Amazon's Entrepreneur charts. Quite an honor.)

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Seeking Wisdom - by Peter Bevelin

Seeking Wisdom - by Peter Bevelin

Date read: 2011-01-03. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

A great overview of the lessons of Charlie Munger (partner of Warren Buffett) - and his approach to checklists of multi-disciplinary models to guide clear thinking.
Main point: if you can just avoid mistakes, you're doing better than most. So it's a catalog of the most common or important mistakes. Focused on investing, but can be applied to life.

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Start Small, Stay Small - by Rob Walling and Mike Taber

Start Small, Stay Small - by Rob Walling and Mike Taber
从小做起,小中求胜——罗伯·沃林与迈克·塔伯著

Date read: 2010-11-16. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2010 年 11 月 16 日。推荐程度:6/10

Great how-to guide about being a micropreneur: an entrepreneur running many small but profitable businesses.
关于如何成为一名微型创业者(经营许多小型但盈利的企业家)的绝佳指南。

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Making a Good Brain Great - by Daniel G. Amen

Making a Good Brain Great - by Daniel G. Amen

Date read: 2010-07-28. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期: 2010-07-28,我的推荐程度:6/10。

About the care of the physical brain - the goo in your skull - from a doctor who scans brains and has linked specific behavior to brain chemistry.
关于您大脑的实际保养问题(您的颅内组织)-这里是一个经常研究大脑的医生的经验,从具体行为到大脑化学结构的联系都在讲述之列。

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On Writing - by Stephen King

On Writing - by Stephen King

Date read: 2010-05-05. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Great thoughts about writing (mostly books) from one of the most successful writers ever. Oddly doubles as an autobiography, telling many stories about his life from childhood.

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Business Stripped Bare - by Richard Branson

Business Stripped Bare - by Richard Branson

Date read: 2010-02-17. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

A real and specific description of the inner workings of the Virgin companies. Every entrepreneur, investor, and manager should appreciate this detailed account of practices, philosophies and stories from the core.

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Talent Is Overrated - by Geoff Colvin

Talent Is Overrated - by Geoff Colvin

Date read: 2009-11-16. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Talent is not innate - it comes from thousands of hours of deliberate practice: focused improving of your shortcomings. That's it. If you can get past the first 20% of the book that just asks questions, the next 60% is quite good.

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The Investor's Manifesto - by William J. Bernstein

The Investor's Manifesto - by William J. Bernstein
《投资者宣言》-威廉·伯恩斯坦著

Date read: 2009-11-12. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2009 年 11 月 12 日。我的推荐程度:6/10

Absolutely my favorite author and advisor on the subject of investing. Anyone with any money to invest (or already invested) please read this book. Such clear thinking, using only facts, and using numbers not guesses.
这位作者绝对是我最喜欢的投资主题作者和顾问。任何想要投资(或已经投资)的人,都请读一下这本书。作者的思路十分清晰,只运用事实和数据说话,而不是凭空猜测。

Modern portfolio theory: use passive indexes of the entire market, no speculation, no stock picking, and avoid the entire fee-sucking financial industry.
现代投资组合理论:利用整个市场的被动指数,不投机,不选股,避免整个吸金的金融行业。

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Overachievement - by John Eliot

Overachievement - by John Eliot
超成就 - 由约翰·埃利奥特创作

Date read: 2009-07-04. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期: 未知 鉴于某种原因的推荐度如何之我见 分数十分制给到六分

Performance coach, with a bent towards sports, surgery, and executive performance, gives his thoughts on being a top performer. The key is the "Trusting Mindset": like a squirrel runs across a telephone wire.
表现教练擅长运动、手术和执行力,他给出了成为顶尖表现者的想法。关键在于“信任心态”:像一只松鼠在电话线上奔跑一样。

Just doing it, without thought, because you've trained yourself plenty until that point.
就这么做了,不用思考,因为你已经训练自己到那个程度了。

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The How of Happiness - by Sonja Lyubomirsky

The How of Happiness - by Sonja Lyubomirsky
幸福之道——索尼亚·柳博米尔斯基著

Date read: 2009-06-01. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2009 年 6 月 1 日。推荐程度:6/1 0

Since I loved Stumbling on Happiness, I was prepared to love this, but the big difference is that Stumbling on Happiness showed tests and experiments to prove their points, whereas this book only presents conclusions. Maybe equally accurate but less convincing.
因为我非常喜欢《偶然遇见幸福》,我准备继续喜欢这本书,但是两者之间有很大的区别,《偶然遇见幸福》展示了测试和实验来证明观点,而这本书只提出了结论。可能同样准确,但说服力较小。

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Personal Development for Smart People - by Steve Pavlina

Personal Development for Smart People - by Steve Pavlina
聪明人个人成长指南——史蒂夫·帕夫利纳

Date read: 2008-12-27. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2008 年 12 月 20 日。推荐程度:十分制中的六分

A broad look at all different aspects of self-improvement. Some unique insights. But it's based on this abstract pyramid of power/love/oneness stuff that I couldn't relate to. Though inbetween those lie some great concrete ideas.
关于自我提升的各种不同方面的一种粗略审视。有一些独特的见解。但它是基于这个抽象的权力金字塔,由权力、爱和统一构成,我无法与之建立联系。尽管其中有一些极好的具体想法。

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The Culture Code - by Clotaire Rapaille

The Culture Code - by Clotaire Rapaille
文化密码——克洛德·拉帕雷著

Date read: 2008-11-01. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
读取日期:2008 年 1 月 推荐程度:中(分数制下的分值占比是超过一半的)

Weird look at how different cultures (mostly Europe versus U.S. in this book) see things differently. Example: British luxury is about detachment whereas U.S. luxury is about rank.
书中以一种奇异的视角看待不同文化(主要是欧洲与美国之间的对比)看待事物的不同方式。例如:英国奢侈更注重超脱,而美国奢侈则更看重地位。

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The Four Pillars of Investing - by William Bernstein

The Four Pillars of Investing - by William Bernstein

Date read: 2008-06-07. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

If you've already read and loved The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read, above, then read this more in-depth book next.
如果你已经读过并且喜欢上面提到的《迄今为止最聪明的投资书》,那么接下来就读一读这本书更深入的版本吧。

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Here Comes Everybody - by Clay Shirky

Here Comes Everybody - by Clay Shirky

Date read: 2008-04-06. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Like Wikinomics and Crowdsourcing, required reading if interested in harnessing the collective power of people online.

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The Culting of Brands - by Douglas Atkin

The Culting of Brands - by Douglas Atkin

Date read: 2008-02-08. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Unique fascinating dissection of cults and why they work. Then how to apply those lessons to marketing your business.
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Made to Stick - by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Made to Stick - by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Date read: 2007-03-12. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

Actually analyzing what makes certain ideas or stories more memorable than others! Fascinating. Apply this wisdom to your songs, bio/story, communication with fans, etc.

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Maximum Achievement - by Brian Tracy

Maximum Achievement - by Brian Tracy
成就最大化-布赖恩·特雷西著

Date read: 2006-11-12. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10
阅读日期:2006 年 11 月 12 日。推荐程度:十分之六

A classic self-help book. Exactly what you'd expect. I don't agree with all of it.
这是一本经典的自修书籍。就像你所期待的那样。我并非全然同意书中的所有观点。

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Chile Culture Smart - by Caterina Perrone

Chile Culture Smart - by Caterina Perrone
《智利文化指南》——卡特琳娜·佩隆著

Date read: 2024-06-02. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
读取日期:2024 年 6 月 2 日。我的推荐程度为:五分之十(表示十分推荐)。

Basic information in preparation for travel.
旅行准备的基本信息。

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Argentina Culture Smart - by Mary Godward and Robert Hamwee

Argentina Culture Smart - by Mary Godward and Robert Hamwee
《阿根廷文化智慧》——玛丽·戈德沃德和罗伯特·哈姆韦著

Date read: 2024-05-22. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2024 年 5 月 22 日。推荐程度:十分推荐,评分五分。

Basic information in preparation for travel.

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Colombia Culture Smart - by Kate Cathey

Colombia Culture Smart - by Kate Cathey

Date read: 2024-05-19. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

Basic information in preparation for travel.

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Mexico Culture Smart - by Russell Maddicks

Mexico Culture Smart - by Russell Maddicks
《墨西哥文化智慧》——罗素·马迪克思著

Date read: 2024-05-17. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2024 年 5 月 17 日。推荐程度:10 分之 5

Basic information in preparation for travel.
旅行准备的基本信息。

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This Is Mexico - by Carol Merchasin

This Is Mexico - by Carol Merchasin
《这就是墨西哥》——卡罗尔·梅察辛著

Date read: 2024-05-15. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2024 年 5 月 15 日。推荐程度:5/10

Day-to-day insights from an American lawyer who moved to Mexico. Read in preparation for travel.
来自一位移居墨西哥的美国律师的日常见解。阅读以准备旅行。

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Persuasion Story Code - by David Garfinkel

Persuasion Story Code - by David Garfinkel
说服故事密码-大卫·加芬克尔 (David Garfinkel) 作品

Date read: 2024-02-09. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2024 年 2 月 9 日。推荐程度:5/10

About stories meant to sell something. You say to the waiter, “Tell me about the filet.” You’re asking for a tiny story. Most of our desires come with a little story of explanation or persuasion. Interesting subject, and the author is a super-expert on the subject.
关于讲述一些故事来推销东西。你对服务员说:“给我讲讲鱼片的来历。”你是在要求听一段简短的故事。我们大多数的愿望都会附带一段解释或说服的小故事。这个主题很有趣,作者也是这个主题方面的超级专家。

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The Power of Regret - by Daniel Pink

The Power of Regret - by Daniel Pink

Date read: 2023-11-25. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

You won’t say “no regrets” again. Regret’s usefulness in improving future decisions. But also a warning against the pursuit of regret minimizing. Deeper insights than I expected.

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What's in It for Them? - by Joe Polish

What's in It for Them? - by Joe Polish
这对他们有什么好处?——乔·波里斯著

Date read: 2023-02-11. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2023 年 2 月 11 日。推荐程度:10 分之 5

I like Joe and love what he’s done with his Genius Network. The book is a good reminder of the importance of networking, and some insights from an expert.
我喜欢乔(Joe),也喜欢他对天才网络(Genius Network)所做的贡献。这本书很好地提醒我们人脉的重要性,并且提供了一些专家的见解。

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Everything in Its Place (Work Clean) - by Dan Charnas

Everything in Its Place (Work Clean) - by Dan Charnas
万物归位(工作清洁)-丹·查纳斯

Date read: 2022-10-08. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2022 年 10 月 8 日。推荐程度:5/10

Mise-in-place. Chefs spend more time planning than actually cooking. The success of the kitchen depends on its processes. Apply this to your work.
一步到位。厨师花费更多的时间在计划而非烹饪上。厨房的成功取决于其流程。将此原则应用在你的工作中。

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How to Know Everything - by Elke Wiss

How to Know Everything - by Elke Wiss

Date read: 2022-09-05. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

Really how to ask better questions. How to learn through conversational questioning and listening.
如何提出更好的问题。如何通过对话提问和倾听学习。

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The Me, Me, Me Epidemic - by Amy McCready

The Me, Me, Me Epidemic - by Amy McCready
我,我,我泛滥成灾的时代——艾米·麦克瑞迪著

Date read: 2022-01-15. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2022 年 1 月 15 日。推荐程度:5/10

Good parenting advice on how to prevent or cure entitlement. Take responsibility. Pay consequences. Very verbose and full of examples.
良好的育儿建议,关于如何预防或治疗优越感病。要有责任感并付出代价承担责任。非常冗长且充满例子。

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Attempts - by Dan John

Attempts - by Dan John
尝试——丹·约翰(Dan John)

Date read: 2021-06-17. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2021 年 6 月 17 日。推荐程度:一般推荐(分数为 5/10)

I love his writing about fitness and strength. Nothing unconventional except his focus on the fundamentals and basics.
我喜欢他关于健身和力量的写作。除了专注于基础和基本原理之外,没有什么不常规的。

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Consider This - by Chuck Palahniuk

Consider This - by Chuck Palahniuk
《考虑这个》——查克·帕拉纽克著

Date read: 2020-10-03. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期: 2020-10-03 推荐指数: 5/10

Author of “Fight Club” with some thoughts and stories about writing and life. I read it looking only for thoughts on the craft of writing, but actually the stories and random insights were useful and interesting.
《搏击俱乐部》的作者分享了关于写作和生活的一些想法和故事。读这本书的时候我只想要找到一些关于写作的见解,但实际上书中的故事和随机的见解很有用,也很有趣。

(“What dogs want is for no one to ever leave.” “No two people ever walk into the same room.”)
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Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction - by Duncan Pritchard

Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction - by Duncan Pritchard
怀疑主义:非常简短的介绍——邓肯·普里查德著

Date read: 2020-07-01. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2020 年 7 月 1 日。我的推荐程度是:中上。

I love scepticism as a subject, as a mindset, raising the standards of knowledge or belief. Especially self-doubt: not believing yourself. This book was a bit too academic, but worthwhile with good ideas.
我喜欢怀疑主义作为一个主题和思维方式,它能提高知识和信念的标准。尤其是自我怀疑:不相信自己。这本书有点太学术了,但包含了一些不错的想法,非常值得一读。

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True Style - by G. Bruce Boyer

True Style - by G. Bruce Boyer
真正的风格——由布鲁斯·博耶所写

Date read: 2020-04-04. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
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A balanced, relaxed, healthy look at traditional men’s clothing by a long-time writer on the subject.
资深作者以平衡、轻松、健康的态度看待传统男装。

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Brain Rules for Aging Well - by John Medina

Brain Rules for Aging Well - by John Medina
大脑抗衰老法则——约翰·梅迪纳著

Date read: 2019-01-05. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2019 年 1 月 5 日。推荐程度:中规中矩(满分 10 分的话给 5 分)

I recommend this 10/10 if you're over 60, 8/10 if you're over 40, 4/10 otherwise. Current research on brain aging, and how to slow or reverse its effects. Be very social. Read 3+ hours per week. Intensely learn something new, especially a new language. Take dance lessons.
我推荐这个,如果你超过六十岁的话评分为十分之十,超过四十岁的话评分为十分之八,其他情况评分为十分之四。当前关于大脑衰老以及如何减缓或逆转其影响的研究。多社交。每周阅读三小时以上。深入学习新事物,尤其是新语言。学习舞蹈课程。

Practice gratitude and mindfulness. Flood your mind with nostalgic memories.
练习感恩和专注。让你的思绪沉浸在怀旧的回忆中。

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The Artist's Journey - by Steven Pressfield

The Artist's Journey - by Steven Pressfield
艺术家之旅——史蒂文·普雷斯菲尔德著

Date read: 2018-09-16. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2018 年 9 月 16 日。推荐程度:十分推荐五分之一。

I love this series of books from him, from War of Art to Turning Pro. This is worth reading if you need a nudge on this subject, but if you've read the others, it only offers a little more.
我喜欢他这一系列的书,从《战争的艺术》到《成为专家》。如果你需要在这个主题上获得激励,这本书值得一读,但如果你已经读过其他的书,这本书只是多提供了一点内容。

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Swiss Watching - by Diccon Bewes

Swiss Watching - by Diccon Bewes
瑞士观察——狄克森·贝维斯著

Date read: 2018-07-08. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
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About the culture of Switzerland, written by a Brit. I love these kinds of country culture books, and have always been curious about Switzerland, so it scratched my itch, and has good insights. The description of how the government works was most interesting.
关于瑞士文化,由英国人撰写。我喜欢这种国家文化的书籍,一直对瑞士很好奇,所以这本书刚好符合我的兴趣,很有洞察力。关于政府如何运作的描述尤其引人入胜。

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Mindfulness in Plain English - by Henepola Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English - by Henepola Gunaratana
《平实无华的觉知》—作者亨内波拉·古纳拉塔纳

Date read: 2018-05-25. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
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Thoughts and instruction on Vipassana meditation, explained clearly.
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How Music Works - by David Byrne

How Music Works - by David Byrne
《音乐如何运作》——大卫·伯恩著

Date read: 2018-01-30. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2018 年 1 月 30 日。推荐程度:中上/ 强烈推荐程度相当于中位数等级左右(打分为十分之一的中分等级制度中为前五分之一),总分从 1 到中等。

Some interesting historical perspectives I hadn't thought of, like how the venue's reverberation changed composition. Highlight for me was the Byrne/Eno creative thoughts on their approach to writing and recording music, which I've always loved.
我之前没有想到的一些有趣的历史角度,比如场地的回声如何改变作曲。我印象最深的是拜恩和埃诺的创作思想,关于他们创作和录制音乐的方式,我一直很喜欢。

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The Way of the Linguist - by Steve Kaufmann

The Way of the Linguist - by Steve Kaufmann
语言学家之道——史蒂夫·考夫曼著

Date read: 2017-09-30. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2017 年 9 月 30 日。推荐程度:10 分之 5

Written by someone who has learned many languages, he shares his story and advice. Useful recommendations.
作者精通多种语言,他分享了自己的故事和建议。很有用的建议。

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Zero to One - by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Zero to One - by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
《从 0 到 1》由彼得·蒂尔(Peter Thiel)和布莱克·马斯特(Blake Masters)所著

Date read: 2016-03-10. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2016 年 3 月 10 日。推荐程度:一般

Brilliant, bold, and clear thoughts about how to make a big Silicon Valley size company. Other great insights like definite/indefinite optimism/pessimism.
出色、大胆且清晰的思维告诉我们如何建立像硅谷规模一样的大型公司。还有其他很棒的见解,如明确或不确定的乐观主义或悲观主义。

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life - by Russ Roberts

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life - by Russ Roberts

Date read: 2015-05-07. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

Adam Smith wrote “Theory of Moral Sentiments” in the 1700s. Now Russ puts it into modern language and times. Main point is that our morality comes from imagining being judged by our fellow man.

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Daily Rituals: How Artists Work - by Mason Currey

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work - by Mason Currey

Date read: 2014-08-15. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
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Collections of the creative routines of famous writers, artists, musicians, and scientists. Some interesting insights, but mostly reinforcing proof that it's important to keep a daily routine to put aside time for your creative work.
收集了著名作家、艺术家、音乐家和科学家的创作日常。一些有趣的见解,但大多是为了加强证明日常保持创作习惯的重要性。

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The Story of French - by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow

The Story of French - by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow
法语的故事——让-贝诺特·纳多和朱莉·巴洛著

Date read: 2014-02-02. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
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Just an interesting history and present look at the French language. I had no idea what an influence French was on English, and didn't understand its role in current Africa. Makes me want to learn French.
有关法语的历史和现状的一些有趣内容。我根本不了解法语对英语的巨大影响,也不懂它在当代非洲所扮演的角色。这让我更加想要学习法语了。

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Island - by Aldous Huxley

Island - by Aldous Huxley
岛——阿尔杜斯·赫胥黎著

Date read: 2013-12-14. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2013 年 12 月 14 日。推荐程度:一般推荐,分数为五颗星中的十分之一。

This book totally changed my life at a key moment, when I was 22. It made me quit my job and pursue a life of variety. Some great ideas inside, especially the ones about family and healthy child-rearing.
这本书在我 22 岁的关键时刻彻底改变了我的生活。它让我辞掉了工作,追求丰富多彩的生活。书中的一些伟大想法,尤其是关于家庭和儿童健康抚养的想法。

I just re-read it now, 22 years later, and it didn't hit me as hard as it did back then, maybe because I've internalized its philosophies so completely.
我 22 年后又重读了它,但没有像当时那样震撼,也许是因为我已经完全接受了它的哲学思想。

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Ready for Anything - by David Allen

Ready for Anything - by David Allen
随时准备好应对一切——大卫·艾伦(David Allen)

Date read: 2013-11-28. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2013 年 11 月 28 日。推荐程度:5/10

I read this in 2004, before Getting Things Done (same author), and liked it more, because it's more philosophical than instructional. It made a big impact on me then. I was just re-reading now for a little refresher.
我曾在《把事情做好》(同一作者)之前读过这本书,并且更喜欢它,因为它比指导性的书籍更富有哲学性。它当时对我产生了很大的影响。我现在正在复习一下。

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Starting Strength - by Mark Rippetoe

Starting Strength - by Mark Rippetoe

Date read: 2013-11-01. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

For those who ever considered getting fit, this is the way to do it, and the best book on the subject. Not sure if I should put this in my book list, because it's not something you read, but something you do.
对于那些考虑过如何保持健康的人,这就是他们必须做的一项运动。这是一本关于这个话题的最佳书籍。至于我是否应该将这本书列入我的书单,我不确定,因为它不是用来阅读的,而是用来实践的。

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The Now Habit - by Neil Fiore

The Now Habit - by Neil Fiore
《现在的习惯》——尼尔·菲奥里 [书名]

Date read: 2013-04-05. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
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Good book with insights and advice on overcoming procrastination.
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Mastery - by Robert Greene

Mastery - by Robert Greene
精通之道——罗伯特·格林(翻译)

Date read: 2012-12-06. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2012 年 12 月 6 日。推荐程度:10 分之 5

Mostly detailed historical biographical tales of ”masters” like DaVinci, Darwin, Mozart, Proust, Goethe, Wright Brothers, Einstein, Coltrane, Martha Graham, etc. Lessons dissected from their successes, and categorized.
多为有关达芬奇、达尔文、莫扎特、普鲁斯特、歌德、莱特兄弟、爱因斯坦、柯川特、玛莎·格雷厄姆等“大师”的详细历史传记故事。从他们的成功中剖析教训,并进行分类。

Similar format to his great book “48 Laws of Power”, but a little less effective here. The biographies were interesting, but lessons were mostly conventional wisdom.
和他的那本畅销书《权力四十八法则》有类似的格式,但效果没有那么好。传记很有趣,但课程大都是传统智慧。

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Meditation for Beginners - by Jack Kornfield

Meditation for Beginners - by Jack Kornfield
冥想初学者-杰克·科恩菲尔德著

Date read: 2012-01-12. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2012 年 1 月 12 日。推荐程度:5/10

Just some nice thoughts on meditation.
关于冥想的一些美妙想法。

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Fail-Safe Investing - by Harry Browne

Fail-Safe Investing - by Harry Browne
安全投资之道——哈利·布朗著

Date read: 2011-04-21. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

Its main point is the “Permanent Portfolio” - a beautiful simple idea to have 25% of your savings each in investments that do well during boom (stocks), bust (bonds), inflation (gold), deflation (cash). Then just rebalance when they get too far out of 25% each.
它的主要观点是“永久投资组合”——这是一个简单美好的想法,将你的储蓄分别投资于股票、债券、黄金和现金,各占四分之一。当这些投资占比偏离四分之一时重新平衡即可。

No predicting the future. No worrying about the news. Just 25% each and rebalance.
不要预测未来。不要担心新闻。只需各分配 25%并重新平衡。

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Linchpin - by Seth Godin

Linchpin - by Seth Godin
关键之旅——塞斯·高汀书作则立

Date read: 2010-12-11. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2010 年 12 月 11 日。推荐程度:10 分之 5

For someone who has a job at a company, I would call this essential reading with my highest recommendation. Since I haven't had a job since 1992, I couldn't apply many of his great points to my life.
对于在公司工作的人来说,我会强烈推荐阅读这本书。因为自从 1992 年以来,我就没有工作过,所以我无法把他的许多伟大观点应用到我的生活中去。

Still I loved his reminder of the value of the brilliant workers instead of systemized workers. The opposite of E-Myth (another book reviewed here).
我仍然喜欢他提醒我们关注优秀员工的价值,而不是体系化的员工。这与《E-神话》一书中的观点相反。

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Cognitive Surplus - by Clay Shirky

Cognitive Surplus - by Clay Shirky
认知盈余(Clay Shirky 著)

Date read: 2010-12-10. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2010 年 12 月 10 日。推荐程度:5/10

I always love Clay Shirky's insights into the internet culture. This is about how all the spare time people are using to add to Wikipedia or create YouTube videos is previously time they were passively watching TV.
我总是喜欢克莱·舍基对互联网文化的独到见解。这关乎人们如何将其业余时间花在为维基百科添加内容或制作 YouTube 视频上,这些时间之前用于被动地看电视。

Perhaps passive watching was a temporary habit that lasted 80 years, and now we're going back to a more participatory culture?
也许被动观看是一种持续了 80 年的暂时习惯,而现在我们正在回归一种更加参与性的文化?

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The Selfish Gene - by Richard Dawkins

The Selfish Gene - by Richard Dawkins
自私的基因——理查德·道金斯著

Date read: 2010-09-18. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2010 年 9 月 18 日。推荐程度:5/10

About evolution and the theory of natural selection, proposing the idea that it's not creatures that are looking to replicate, but individual genes.
关于进化论和自然选择理论,提出了这样的观点:不是生物在寻求复制,而是个体基因如此。

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Nudge - by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

Nudge - by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
助推者理查德·泰勒和卡斯·桑斯坦

Date read: 2010-08-15. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2010 年 8 月 15 日。推荐程度:5/10

Introducing the idea of Libertarian Paternalism: influencing people's behavior for their own benefit, without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives.

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Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking - by D.Q. McInerny

Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking - by D.Q. McInerny

Date read: 2010-03-15. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

World getting too fuzzy and unreasonable? Watching too much TV? A good book on logic is a great antidote. I'd never read one before, so I don't know how to compare it to others, but I really loved the clear thinking and deep insights here.

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Pragmatic Thinking and Learning - by Andy Hunt

Pragmatic Thinking and Learning - by Andy Hunt
实用思维与学习——安迪·亨特(译)

Date read: 2009-11-03. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

A great curated collection of facts about how to learn effectively and think clearly. Since it's written by a programmer, it makes many computer analogies that fellow programmers will appreciate. Non-programmers might feel a little left out.

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The Great Formula - by Mark Joyner

The Great Formula - by Mark Joyner

Date read: 2009-06-06. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10

Create an irresistible offer. Present it to people who need it. Sell them more afterwards. Lots of examples of this.

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The China Study - by Campbell and Campbell

The China Study - by Campbell and Campbell
中国研究——坎贝尔和坎贝尔著

Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2009 年 4 月 23 日。我的推荐程度为:五颗星,共十颗星

Biggest study ever on the effects of diet on health. The multiple health benefits of plant-based foods, and dangers of animal-based foods, including all types of meat, dairy and eggs.
有史以来规模最大的一项关于饮食对健康影响的研究。基于植物的食物对健康有多种益处,而基于动物的食物(包括所有类型的肉、奶制品和鸡蛋)都存在风险。

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Outliers: The Story of Success - by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success - by Malcolm Gladwell
《异类:成功的启示》——马尔科姆·格拉德威尔 (Malcolm Gladwell)

Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2009 年 4 月 23 日。推荐程度:5/10

Deep study of why some people are so much more successful. Often due to circumstances and early opportunities, but really comes down to the fact that it takes about 10,000 hours of hard work to master something.
深入研究为什么有些人能如此成功。这通常是由于环境和早期机遇所致,但归根结底真正重要的是为了精通某件事所付出的艰苦工作的累积,高达大约一万小时。

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Lucky Or Smart? - by Bo Peabody

Lucky Or Smart? - by Bo Peabody
《幸运还是聪明?》作者:波·皮博迪

Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2009 年 4 月 23 日。推荐程度:中上水平

Tiny book by an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur telling his tales and lessons learned.
一位极其成功的系列企业家所著的小书,讲述他的故事和所学到的教训。

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The Power of Less - by Leo Babauta

The Power of Less - by Leo Babauta
《少的力量》——利奥·巴伯塔著

Date read: 2009-01-21. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2009 年 1 月 21 日。推荐程度:十分之五

Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. Set limitations. Become incredibly effective. Written by someone who's been successfully living this way for years.

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Cut to the Chase - by Stuart Levine

Cut to the Chase - by Stuart Levine
一言惊醒财经帝国:斯图尔特·莱维的文章

Date read: 2008-07-26. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2008 年 7 月 26 日。强烈推荐程度:5/10

Tips on more effective communication.
有效沟通的小贴士。

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Know-How - by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan

Know-How - by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan
《知识如何》(Know-How)——由拉姆·查兰(Ram Charan)与格丽·威廉(Geri Willigan)合著

Date read: 2007-02-12. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2007 年 2 月 12 日。我的推荐程度是十之五。

Acquired expertise in big business. Subtitle: 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't.
掌握商业经营诀窍。副标题:8 种技能让你与平庸者划清界限。

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The Art of Project Management - Scott Berkun

The Art of Project Management - Scott Berkun
项目管理艺术——斯科特·伯克恩

Date read: 2006-11-19. How strongly I recommend it: 5/10
阅读日期:2006 年 11 月 19 日。推荐程度:10 分之 5

The best book on how to oversee projects to completion.
关于如何监督项目完成的最佳书籍。

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Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei - by Eliot Weinberger

Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei - by Eliot Weinberger
王维十九式——埃利奥特·温伯格(译)

Date read: 2024-04-27. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2024 年 4 月 27 日。我的推荐程度为:10 分之 4

Understanding the difficulty and importance of translation, by looking at 19 different translations of a single poem from the Tang Dynasty.
通过对唐诗一首的十九种不同译文的研究,理解翻译的困难和重要性。

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Arabian Sands - by Wilfred Thesiger

Arabian Sands - by Wilfred Thesiger
《阿拉伯沙漠》——威尔弗雷德·塞西格著

Date read: 2024-01-03. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2024-01-03。我的推荐程度为:十之四。

Travel journal from 1946-1948, a bit tedious at its journaling parts, just saying where they went and what they did. But I read on for the occasional cultural insights into Arab culture, and I’m glad I did.
旅行日记,从一九四六年至一九四八年,日志部分有点冗长,只是记录了他们去过的地方和做过的事情。但出于对阿拉伯文化的偶尔感悟,我还是读完了这本书,很高兴我读完了这本书。

My jaw dropped when he casually mentioned spending months staying with the great Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, who later became founder of United Arab Emirates.
当他漫不经心地提到曾在阿布扎比与扎伊德本苏尔坦纳尔尼亚住了几个月时,我的下巴都要掉了。而这位伟人后来也成为了阿联酋的创立者。

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Rebel Talent - by Francesca Gino

Rebel Talent - by Francesca Gino

Date read: 2023-07-16. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

Insights into the connection between rule-breakers and innovation. Social norms, trust, novelty.

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The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur - by Mike Michalowicz

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur - by Mike Michalowicz
卫生纸企业家——迈克·米哈利克维奇(Mike Michalowicz)

Date read: 2023-06-10. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2023 年 6 月 10 日。我的推荐程度:十中给四。

Some thoughts on entrepreneurship. About being resourceful, scrappy, savvy. I like the focus on beliefs. Loved the $100 bill example.
关于创业的一些想法。关于善于利用资源、不怕困难、头脑清醒方面。我喜欢专注于信念这一点。喜欢百元钞票的例子。

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Rich Dad Poor Dad - by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad - by Robert Kiyosaki

Date read: 2023-06-05. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

Not a great book, but communicates a very valuable mindset. I’m reading it to my son who wants to learn how to make money. Its simplistic and repeated message aims to get you out of the employee mindset, and to only spend your money on income-generating assets.

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Pragmatism as a Way of Life - Ruth Anna and Hilary Putnam

Pragmatism as a Way of Life - Ruth Anna and Hilary Putnam
实用主义的生活方式——鲁思·安娜和希拉里·普特南

Date read: 2023-05-20. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2023 年 5 月 20 日。推荐程度:4/10

Renowned philosphers and married couple. Her writing is clear and wonderful. But his? Every sentence is a tangled knot of side-clauses that made me stare at the page in confusion. I loved her description of moral skepticism even though I disagreed with her conclusions.
著名的哲学家夫妻档。她的文笔清晰而美妙。但是他的呢?每一句话都是由支句构成的错综复杂的结,让我困惑地盯着页面。尽管我不同意她的结论,但我很喜欢她对道德怀疑论的描述。

I skipped most of his chapters and almost gave up on the book, but because of her chapters I’m glad I didn’t.
我跳过了书中的大部分章节,几乎要放弃这本书了,但是由于她的章节,我很高兴我没有这样做。

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Loving What Is - by Byron Katie

Loving What Is - by Byron Katie
爱上一切——拜伦·凯蒂著

Date read: 2022-12-01. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2022 年 12 月 1 日。推荐程度:4/10

Its wisdom is great, but its writing is absolutely awful. The book is mostly unedited transcripts of live group therapy sessions, including every little speech affectation, and lots of repetitive unnecessary rambling.
它的智慧是伟大的,但它的写作简直糟糕透顶。这本书主要是未经编辑的现场小组治疗会谈记录,包括每一点微小的言语表达以及大量重复的无意义的废话。

But if you can get through all that, there are some great ideas inside of it, prompting you to question your harmful stories.
但如果你能熬过这一切,你将会有很了不起的想法萦绕于脑海中,不断引导你思考这些坏故事的可害之处。

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Essays One - by Lydia Davis

Essays One - by Lydia Davis
随笔一录——丽迪亚·戴维斯著

Date read: 2022-10-15. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2022 年 10 月 15 日。推荐程度:10 分之 4

Author talks about her methods, and the craft of writing.
作者谈到了她的方法和写作的技巧。

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Everything Is Obvious - by Duncan Watts

Everything Is Obvious - by Duncan Watts
一切显而易见——邓肯·瓦特著

Date read: 2022-10-05. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2022 年 10 月 5 日。推荐程度:4/10

Common sense and intuition are often wrong. They are like mythology, good for explaining events with stories, but not for understanding. Some good insights here.
常识和直觉通常是错误的。它们就像神话传说一样,可以讲故事来解释事情发生的原因,但不能帮助理解事情的真相。一些洞察力还是有些价值的。

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The Socrates Express - by Eric Weiner

The Socrates Express - by Eric Weiner
苏格拉底大辩论——埃里克·韦纳著

Date read: 2022-06-02. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2022 年 6 月 2 日。推荐程度:4/10

An overview of 14 philosophers including some less-mentioned ones like Pillow Booth author Sei Shōnagon, and Mahatma Gandhi. I liked his other books, but this time his travels and personal commentary felt like an unrewarding distraction.
概述了包括一些较少提及的哲学家如《枕草子》的作者清少纳言和圣雄甘地等十四位哲学家。我喜欢他的其他书,但这次他的旅行和个人评论感觉是不值得的干扰。

But good overview of philosophies with some great observations inbetween.
但是对哲学有很好的概述,还有一些精彩的观察。

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The Data Detective - by Tim Harford

The Data Detective - by Tim Harford

Date read: 2021-06-27. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

If you haven’t read books about statistics, this is a good fun overview. Unfortunately I have, so it was too familiar. And it’s written from the very-current world of media defensiveness, preparing you to argue and challenge media headlines. Not for me.

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The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy - by Donald Robertson

The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy - by Donald Robertson
认知行为疗法的哲学——唐纳德·罗伯逊著

Date read: 2020-09-24. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2020-09-24。我的推荐程度: 4/10

After learning about Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy from the “… for Dummies” book, I wanted to see how it was applied to Stoicism. The book did not disappoint, and is a good reinforcement of the mindset.
在读了《认知行为疗法傻瓜书》之后,我想看看它如何应用到斯多葛主义中。这本书不负所望,对心态进行了很好的巩固。

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The New York Nobody Knows - by William Helmreich

The New York Nobody Knows - by William Helmreich
《纽约,无人知晓》——威廉·赫尔姆里希著

Date read: 2019-10-20. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2019 年 10 月 20 日。推荐程度:10 中评分为 4。

Fascinating if you want to get to know NYC better. Author walked every single block of every borough in New York City. 6000 miles. Talked with everyone he could along the way. Shares his experience and insights here.
如果你想要更好地了解纽约的话,这将令人神往。作者在纽约每个县的所有街区上漫步,总共六千英里。沿途尽可能与每一个人畅谈。作者在此分享他的经验和见解。

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree - by Eric Barker

Barking Up the Wrong Tree - by Eric Barker
用错地方的权力——埃里克·巴克纳

Date read: 2017-11-04. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2017 年 11 月 4 日。推荐程度:十分之四

Some thoughts on success.
关于成功的几点想法。

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Tools of Titans - by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans - by Tim Ferriss

Date read: 2017-08-30. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

A very useful collection of notes from hundreds of hours of Tim's podcast interviews. It's definitely a mix of thoughts and advice from a mix of people. A real collage.
The first quarter of the book, full of milligram measurements of things you could be ingesting, almost made me quit, but the 2nd half of the book had some great ideas.

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The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need - by Andrew Tobias

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need - by Andrew Tobias

Date read: 2016-05-02. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

Hm. Highly recommended, so maybe you'll love it. I've read many like this, so I only got a few good ideas from it. I preferred “The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read” also here in my book list, for more punch per page.
嗯。强烈推荐,所以你可能也会喜欢它。我读过的这类书有很多,所以我只能从中学到几个不错的点子。我更推荐你的书单里的《迄今为止最聪明的投资书》,每页都更充实有力。

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Germany: Unraveling an Enigma - by Greg Nees

Germany: Unraveling an Enigma - by Greg Nees
德国之谜的揭秘人格雷格尼斯(Unraveling an Enigma by Greg Nees)

Date read: 2016-02-10. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2016 年 2 月 10 日。推荐程度:十分之四

Written by an American who's lived in Germany for 20 years. Published in 2000, (and so probably written a couple years before), it's a little dated. The Berlin Wall was a fresh memory. So I'm assuming the current (for then) observations have changed a bit.
作者是已经居住德国二十年的美国人。这本书出版于 2000 年(所以可能是在几年前写的),有点过时了。柏林墙仍记忆犹新。因此我假设当时的观察现在已经发生了一些变化。

But the historical perspective helped explain some core aspects to the culture.
但历史角度有助于解释这种文化的核心方面。

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Never Let Go - by Dan John

Never Let Go - by Dan John
永不放弃——丹·约翰著

Date read: 2014-08-22. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期: 2014-08-22。我的推荐程度: 4/10

Some thoughts and advice on weight lifting and strength training.
关于举重和力量训练的一些想法和建议。

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In Pursuit of Silence - by George Prochnik

In Pursuit of Silence - by George Prochnik
《追寻沉默》——乔治·普洛奇尼克

Date read: 2013-11-13. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2013 年 1 月三日推荐度:打分 8 分

Interesting thoughts and findings on the search for peace and quiet in the modern world.
Please refer to relevant websites for more information, and feel free to ask me any other questions.

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The Laws of Subtraction - by Matthew May

The Laws of Subtraction - by Matthew May
减法法则——作者马修·梅(Matthew May)

Date read: 2013-01-09. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期: 2013-01-09 推荐指数: 十分之四

I'm biased. I'm in it. This is a subject I live. So I flipped through a little fast, thinking, “Yep. I know. Got it. Living it. Yep.” But for those who need some minimalist inspiration, this has some great thoughts in it.
我有所偏心。我就是这样一个人。这个主题正是我的生活主题。所以我只是粗略地翻看了一下,心想,“是的。我明白。懂了。就是这样生活。没错。”但那些需要极简主义灵感的人,这本书里也有一些很棒的想法。

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Drop Dead Healthy - by A. J. Jacobs

Drop Dead Healthy - by A. J. Jacobs
活得健康到死——《随遇而安》作者 A. J.雅各布斯

Date read: 2012-05-22. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2012 年 5 月 22 日。推荐程度:4/10

Funny and informative book by the always-brilliant A.J. Jacobs - about trying every health remedy and suggestion. Some surprising ones are effective.
AJ 雅各布斯这本精彩绝伦的书既有趣又富有启发性——关于尝试每一种健康疗法和建议。有些意想不到的效果很显著。

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Little Bets - by Peter Sims

Little Bets - by Peter Sims
小赌注——彼得·西姆斯著

Date read: 2011-05-10. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2011 年 5 月 10 日。推荐程度:十分制中的四分

Examples of the fact that much success or creativity comes from trying many things, failing fast, getting feedback, trying more things, and deliberate practice. Stories from Pixar, Chris Rock, Silicon Valley, Frank Gehry.
许多成功或创造力都来自于尝试许多事物、快速失败、获得反馈、再尝试更多事物和刻意练习的事实。来自皮克斯动画工作室、克里斯·洛克、硅谷和弗兰克·盖里的故事就是如此。

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One Simple Idea - by Stephen Key

One Simple Idea - by Stephen Key
一个简单想法——斯蒂芬·凯著

Date read: 2011-04-29. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2011 年 4 月 29 日。我的推荐程度:十分之四

Good introduction into the world of licensing your ideas to companies that manufacture products.
向制造产品的公司推广许可您的想法的世界的绝佳介绍。

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Focus - by Leo Babauta

Focus - by Leo Babauta
专注力——里奥·巴巴塔著

Date read: 2011-01-17. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期: 2011-01-17。我的推荐程度: 4/10

Nice short reminder of the importance of solitude and focus. Single-tasking. Only doing your most important things, and let the rest go.
很好的简短提醒,提醒我们独处和专注的重要性。只做一项任务。只做最重要的事,让其他事情顺其自然。

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The Upside of Irrationality - by Dan Ariely

The Upside of Irrationality - by Dan Ariely
非理性优势 - 作者丹·艾瑞里

Date read: 2010-07-05. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

First read his amazing book “Predictably Irrational.” But if you read and loved it, then this is a continuation with some more examples - mostly organizational. He also catharticly details his own painful injuries in every chapter.
首先读一下他令人惊叹的著作《可预测的非理性》。如果你读后非常喜欢,那么这本书会再给你一些例子,大部分是组织方面的。他还每章都详细地剖析了自己痛苦的经历。

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Confessions of a Public Speaker - by Scott Berkun

Confessions of a Public Speaker - by Scott Berkun
公众演讲者的告白——斯科特·伯克姆著

Date read: 2010-06-28. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2010 年 6 月 28 日。推荐程度:十分之四

Best book on public speaking. A must-read if you do this at all. Great concrete advice and personal tales.
关于公众演讲的最佳书籍。如果你想从事这个行业,必须阅读此书。包含很棒的具体建议和亲身经历。

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The Profit Zone - by Adrian Slywotzky

The Profit Zone - by Adrian Slywotzky
盈利领域 - 阿德里安·斯莱沃茨基著

Date read: 2009-10-14. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2009 年 10 月 14 日。推荐程度:十分之四

Dryer but deeper prequel to the great “Art of Profitability” book, also recommended here. Start with that one. Only read this if that one fascinated you.
这也是一本值得推荐的对伟大的《盈利艺术》一书的前期续篇《变干,更深》,从此开始阅读。如果那本吸引了你,就读这本。

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Never Eat Alone - by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

Never Eat Alone - by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
《绝不吃独食》——基思·费拉兹和塔尔·拉兹著

Date read: 2009-07-26. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10
阅读日期:2009 年 7 月 26 日 推荐程度:4/10

A good book that's mostly about networking, but also some general business smarts. Definitely read if you need more work being social.
这是一本好书,主要是关于网络,也有一些关于一般的商业智慧。如果你需要更多的社交工作,一定要读一读。

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What Would Google Do? - by Jeff Jarvis

What Would Google Do? - by Jeff Jarvis

Date read: 2009-03-05. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

Great think-piece about lessons learned from Google's approach to things, and how they might approach different industries like airlines, real estate, education, etc.

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Speaking of India - by Craig Sorti

Speaking of India - by Craig Sorti

Date read: 2008-09-30. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

Required reading for anyone doing business in India, with detailed analysis of cultural and communication differences. Example: in India a lack of emphatic “yes!” means “no”. Teaches Westerners to adapt to this.

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Richard Branson - Losing My Virginity

Richard Branson - Losing My Virginity

Date read: 2008-06-01. How strongly I recommend it: 4/10

Autobiography of his life from childhood through 2004. Interesting how he was always over-leveraged and how that drove him forward. Amazing how he negotiated Necker Island from £3 million down to £180k.

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Guru’Guay Guide to Montevideo - by Karen Higgs

Guru’Guay Guide to Montevideo - by Karen Higgs

Date read: 2024-05-25. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Basic information in preparation for travel.

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From Rebel to Ruler - by Tony Saich

From Rebel to Ruler - by Tony Saich

Date read: 2024-04-10. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

One hundred years of the Chinese Communist Party. I thought there would be more cultural insights but it was mostly just historical facts.

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Questions Are the Answer - by Hal B. Gregersen

Questions Are the Answer - by Hal B. Gregersen

Date read: 2024-01-04. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

I wanted to learn more about asking better questions in personal life, but this ended up being mostly about asking questions in a business team, with lots of stories of his consulting in big businesses.

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Anchored - Lucas Skrobot

Anchored - Lucas Skrobot

Date read: 2023-09-10. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

The author is one of my favorite people, and I liked his East-vs-West cultural insights, but they were too few, since the book wasn’t really about that.

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The Barbell Prescription - Jonathon M. Sullivan

The Barbell Prescription - Jonathon M. Sullivan

Date read: 2023-09-01. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Weight lifting, strength training for people over age 40. Some good tips.

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UAE Culture Shock - by Gina Crocetti Benesh

UAE Culture Shock - by Gina Crocetti Benesh

Date read: 2023-05-30. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Overview of United Arab Emirates culture from an outsider who lived there for many years.

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UAE Culture Smart - by John Walsh

UAE Culture Smart - by John Walsh

Date read: 2023-05-08. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

If you are interested in United Arab Emirates, but know nothing about it, this is a good starter book. Very short quick introduction.

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Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) - by Carol Tavris

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) - by Carol Tavris

Date read: 2022-12-04. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

We are wired for self-justification. We create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right — a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong.

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Useful Belief - Chris Helder

Useful Belief - Chris Helder

Date read: 2022-11-30. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Self-fulfilling beliefs. Focus on what is helpful to believe about a situation, and it can become true. Some good ideas, told in a weird way of a fictional guy getting on an airplane to speak at a conference.

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The Question Behind the Question - by John Miller

The Question Behind the Question - by John Miller

Date read: 2022-01-21. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

A quick little read with one point: We should take full responsiblity. Instead of asking blaming questions like “Why is the service here so terrible?” ask empowering questions like “What can I do?”

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The Tao of Wu - by RZA

The Tao of Wu - by RZA

Date read: 2022-01-21. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Founder of Wu-Tang Clan tells his tale and philosophy. But while the symbolism of Shaolin inspired him, it wasn’t communicated in this book as anything useful.
Still, could be a good for a below-the-surface reflection for how this mental association turned into better actions for him.

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Writing to Learn - by William Zinsser

Writing to Learn - by William Zinsser

Date read: 2021-09-04. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Part memoir, part writing instruction, but mostly just examples of good writing from different disciplines. The point is that writing well about a subject helps you learn it, and reading great writing about a subject makes a huge difference.
But too much of the book were just examples that I didn’t find useful for my needs.

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Skip the Line - by James Altucher

Skip the Line - by James Altucher

Date read: 2021-06-26. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

I love James Altucher for his unique vulnerable thinking. Many of his books have fresh surprising ideas. Unfortunately, this book has less than his others. But it’s a fine overview if you’re feeling lost and need motivation.

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The Complacent Class - by Tyler Cowen

The Complacent Class - by Tyler Cowen

Date read: 2019-11-06. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

America’s dynamic ever-changing past is slowing into a complacent stagnation. People don’t move as much or expect change. This hurts class mobility, and eventually needs to change.
Inspired by his visit to China, which has grown 10% every year for 30 years, meaning every 7 years it’s like a whole new country is built. America is relatively halted.

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Lying - by Sam Harris

Lying - by Sam Harris
撒谎 - 由萨姆·哈里斯 (Sam Harris)

Date read: 2018-02-10. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10
阅读日期:2018 年 2 月 10 日。我的推荐程度是:三分之一或十分之一

A tiny booklet, like a long article, about why lying is bad. Not as many insights as I expected.
关于为什么撒谎是不好的这一点的小手册,篇幅较长但所获启示不及我预想之多。

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The Daily Stoic - by Ryan Holiday

The Daily Stoic - by Ryan Holiday
《日常的斯多葛哲学》-瑞恩·霍利迪著

Date read: 2016-12-10. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10
阅读日期:2016 年 12 月 10 日。推荐程度:3/10

This would be great as a daily email, and I think that's how it was intended. But as a book, with 365 tiny chapters, each point feels too shallow. Like reading nothing but blog posts for days. Still, great thoughts inside, so go to dailystoic.com to subscribe to that daily email.
作为每日电子邮件,这将是很好的,我认为这就是它的目的所在。但是作为一本书,有 365 个微小的章节,每个要点都显得太过肤浅。就像连续几天只读博客文章一样。尽管如此,其中仍有许多不错的想法,因此请前往 dailystoic.com 订阅每日电子邮件。

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Leading an Inspired Life - by Jim Rohn

Leading an Inspired Life - by Jim Rohn

Date read: 2016-08-24. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Great beginning. Absolutely adored the opening of this book, about discipline. Loved it so much it made me jump out of bed and go work for a few hours in the middle of the night, totally inspired. But then the rest of the book was ridiculously generic, with the occasional great sentence. Still, worth getting for that first chapter alone.

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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives - by Leonard Mlodinow

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives - by Leonard Mlodinow

Date read: 2016-04-12. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

I thought it was about the philosophy of randomness, but turned out to be about the math of probability. Might read again some day when in the mood for that.

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How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World - by Harry Browne

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World - by Harry Browne

Date read: 2016-01-03. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Some fun "fist in the air" thoughts on freedom, from 1973. Includes related thoughts on parenting and honesty.

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The Sense of Style - by Steven Pinker

The Sense of Style - by Steven Pinker

Date read: 2015-09-01. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Advice on being a better writer. But compare to the book “On Writing Well”, also listed here. That one is punchy and immediately useful. This one is a more verbose, in-depth analysis of the use of language. Also useful, but, well, I wish it was shorter.

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A More Beautiful Question - by Warren Berger

A More Beautiful Question - by Warren Berger

Date read: 2015-07-07. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

A fine book, but maybe because I've been around professional creatives instead of corporate-types for most of my life, I already knew this subject too well, so it wasn't very useful to me.

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Make It Stick - by Peter Brown

Make It Stick - by Peter Brown

Date read: 2014-12-20. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Great core point: that effortful learning - not easy - is more effective. Also the importance of self-testing as a learning tool.

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The Power of No - by James and Claudia Altucher

The Power of No - by James and Claudia Altucher

Date read: 2014-11-01. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Quite scattered book, but inside the mess was a nice reminder of the importance of saying no to anything that doesn't serve you well.

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How to Learn and Memorize French Vocabulary - by Anthony Metivier

How to Learn and Memorize French Vocabulary - by Anthony Metivier

Date read: 2014-04-08. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Only interesting if you haven't read anything else about the “loci” / “memory palace” method of memorization. Had almost nothing to do with French. Obviously made from copy-n-paste with his other books about German, Spanish, Russian, etc. Just change a few words, and voila! New ebook.

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The Checklist Manifesto - by Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto - by Atul Gawande

Date read: 2011-12-25. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Like Malcom Gladwell, a book that could and should have been an article, but puffed up with 200 pages of supporting stories, mostly great detailed tales of his surgeon experiences where a checklist would have come in handy.
Here's the book in one sentence: You should make checklists for any complex procedures or decisions.

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Hiring Smart - by Pierre Mornell

Hiring Smart - by Pierre Mornell

Date read: 2011-08-07. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Good advice on hiring. No big surprises, but some useful tips.

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A Gift to My Children - by Jim Rogers

A Gift to My Children - by Jim Rogers
给孩子的礼物——吉姆·罗杰斯著

Date read: 2011-07-15. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10
阅读日期:2011 年 7 月 15 日。推荐程度:3/10

A nice short book of unconventional wisdom, mostly about investing.

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Pomodoro Technique Illustrated - by Staffan Nöteberg

Pomodoro Technique Illustrated - by Staffan Nöteberg

Date read: 2010-01-11. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Pretty cool technique of working in 25-minute chunks. Better to start with a simple article about it, then read the book after if you love it. I do, so far.

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Causing a Scene - by Charlie Todd

Causing a Scene - by Charlie Todd

Date read: 2009-08-18. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Fun tales from the guy that invented Improv Everywhere. Not really educational as much as just fun, and I'm a huge fan of their “missions”.

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Born to Run - by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run - by Christopher McDougall

Date read: 2009-06-21. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Gripping story of a man who was trying to find out why his feet hurt while running. This led him to the story of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyon, the greatest distance runners in the world. If you like running, you’ll love this book!
My favorite quote: “No wonder your feet are so sensitive. They’re self-correcting devices. Covering your feet with cushioned shoes is like turning off your smoke alarms.”

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Enough - by John Bogle

Enough - by John Bogle

Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Legendary investor, now 80, looks back with long-view wisdom on investing, living, and giving.

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How to be a Billionaire - by Martin Fridson

How to be a Billionaire - by Martin Fridson

Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Biographical look at billionaires from the last 200 years, and lessons learned from how they did it. Some lessons aren't really applicable to the rest of us, like changing government laws to protect your monopoly. But some are.

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Reality Check - by Guy Kawasaki

Reality Check - by Guy Kawasaki

Date read: 2009-03-08. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Great collection of essays about entrepreneurship from his blog at blog.guykawasaki.com

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Fooled by Randomness - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fooled by Randomness - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Date read: 2008-04-05. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

Mr Black Swan sure does love the sound of his own voice. Interesting thoughts on investing and misjudging randomness inside lots of blather.

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The Obsolete Employee - by Michael Russer

The Obsolete Employee - by Michael Russer

Date read: 2007-10-01. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

How to run a company without employees, but with a loose network of work-from-home freelance agents. Very instructive, but also good perspective like how until the industrial revolution, there were no employees: everyone was freelance.

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - by T. Harv Ecker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - by T. Harv Ecker

Date read: 2007-06-12. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

If you suspect that your mindset is holding you back from making more money, read this. Identifies and dissolves the mental baggage we've built up that believes money is evil and those who have it are greedy.

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Execution - by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Execution - by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Date read: 2007-02-12. How strongly I recommend it: 3/10

In-depth look at the dirty discipline of getting things done in a large organization.

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Islam and the Future of Tolerance - by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz

Islam and the Future of Tolerance - by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz
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Date read: 2024-01-23. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10
阅读日期:2024 年 1 月 23 日。推荐程度:2/10

A dialogue between Sam, a famous atheist, and Maajid, former radical. Like listening to a podcast about Islamism, jihadism, extremism, fundamentalism. I admire that they did this, but the perspectives that interested them the most did not interest me.
这是一个著名的无神论者山姆和前激进主义分子马吉德之间的对话。听起来像是一个关于伊斯兰主义、圣战主义、极端主义和原教旨主义的播客。我钦佩他们做了这件事,但他们最感兴趣的视角并没有引起我的兴趣。

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Cyprus Culture Smart - by Constantine Buhayer

Cyprus Culture Smart - by Constantine Buhayer

Date read: 2023-09-15. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

If you want to better understand Cyprus, this little book helps explain some basic context, culture, and history.

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Palestine a Four Thousand Year History - by Nur Masalha

Palestine a Four Thousand Year History - by Nur Masalha

Date read: 2023-09-12. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

I read this book right after reading a history of Israel, and I wish I would have found two equally-well-written books. Unfortunately this one was often an exhausting list of facts instead of a helpful narrative.
The most interesting part, for me, was his claim that the founding stories of Israel were invented myth, which to me doesn’t delegitimize Israel as much as show the power of story.

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra - by Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra - by Friedrich Nietzsche

Date read: 2023-08-14. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Oh I wanted to love this. I listened to the audiobook on a long drive in 2020 and liked it, so tried to read it this time, but just couldn’t get into it. My fault, or maybe the translation by Graham Parkes.

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Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hinduism - by Linda Johnsen

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hinduism - by Linda Johnsen

Date read: 2023-02-04. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Well-explained book, but drowned me in names. Somewhere, somehow, the beliefs and guidelines of Hinduism should be taught separately from its tales with hundreds of names.

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100 Ways to Improve Your Writing - by Gary Provost

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing - by Gary Provost

Date read: 2022-02-18. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Another book recommended it, but it was so basic and introductory that I blew through it in an hour. Not for me. But if you are a beginning writer, maybe it would help a bit.

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The Five Rings - by Miyamoto Musashi

The Five Rings - by Miyamoto Musashi

Date read: 2022-01-21. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

I thought it was going to be more broadly applicable philosophy. It was a little of that, but mostly sword technique.

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Aesop’s Fables - translated by George Fyler Townsend

Aesop’s Fables - translated by George Fyler Townsend

Date read: 2021-10-25. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Interesting to browse and learn from, but tedious to read. Every story is only a few sentences and almost always in the same format. Someone does something unwise. Someone else chides them and points out their mistake. I had to stop after 150 or so.
But I didn’t realize that many I know - like the boy who cried wolf, and “look before you leap” - came from Aesop.

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Fallen Leaves - by Will Durant

Fallen Leaves - by Will Durant

Date read: 2021-06-15. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

I usually love his writing style and philosophical historical perspective, but unfortunately in this book I loved neither.

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The Good Ancestor - by Roman Krznaric

The Good Ancestor - by Roman Krznaric

Date read: 2021-01-30. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

I love the subject, and pre-ordered the book based on the title alone. But I found it hard to sift through the clutter of obvious and unnecessary sentences to find some interesting ideas.

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The Elements of Style - by William Strunk

The Elements of Style - by William Strunk

Date read: 2020-09-10. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

This book is legendary, but I learned so much more from “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser. That said, this book is very tiny, so maybe read it in an hour before reading “On Writing Well”, since that author references this book a few times.

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Indistractable - by Nir Eyal

Indistractable - by Nir Eyal

Date read: 2019-10-22. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

A specific guide for how to avoid distraction in your life. 95% of it was how-to stuff I didn't find useful because I'm already doing all of it. If you're not, this book is much more useful to you. It had two interesting points for me: about dissatisfaction driving motivation, and filling your daily calendar with a template of how you want to spend your day.

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The Tao of George Carlin - by George Carlin

The Tao of George Carlin - by George Carlin

Date read: 2019-01-03. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

I liked the description - that great comedians are like philosophers - but the contents were just some quips.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century - by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century - by Yuval Noah Harari

Date read: 2018-12-15. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

His book “Sapiens” was amazing, so I read this new one. It’s just some thoughts on our present and near future. Not so different from what you find in every-day articles. I’m personally averse to news commentaries, so I shouldn’t have read this.
Still, some interesting ideas, and the last chapter was great.

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The Geometry of Wealth - by Brian Portnoy

The Geometry of Wealth - by Brian Portnoy

Date read: 2018-09-10. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

I was expecting something more philosophical. Instead mostly just got advice to protect the downside.

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Peak Performance - by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Peak Performance - by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
巅峰表现——布拉德·斯图尔伯格和史蒂夫·马格纳斯著

Date read: 2017-09-02. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10
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A fine summary of the other books on the subject of performance, deliberate practice, mastery, willpower, etc. But I’ve read all the books that this one references, so this had nothing new for me. If you haven’t read those others, this would be a good starting book for you.
这本书很好地总结了其他关于表现、刻意练习、掌握技巧、意志力等的书籍。但我已经读过这本书引用的所有书籍,所以对我来说没有新的内容。如果你没有读过那些书,这本书将是你一个良好的开始。

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Money: Master the Game - by Tony Robbins

Money: Master the Game - by Tony Robbins

Date read: 2016-08-04. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Though it has some great information and mindset advice, holy crap it's so damn verbose - 688 pages! - which keeps me from recommending it. But it might be worth skimming to find specific things you're looking for.
I had never heard of annuities or private placement life insurance. (That said, I don't want them.) What a weird mix of for-dummies and super-sophisticated advice.

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Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World - by Donald Sull

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World - by Donald Sull

Date read: 2016-03-20. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Not a book that gives you simple rules. Instead it's on the meta-topic of simple rules. Gives examples from medicine, crime, gambling, investing, etc.

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Quirkology - by Richard Wiseman

Quirkology - by Richard Wiseman

Date read: 2016-03-02. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Cute stories about surprising research on curious aspects of everyday life. I loved these stories the first time I heard them : in everyone else's books. If I would have read this book first, I might have loved it.
This author is the one who did the original studies, but his work has been so quoted by others that I found myself quickly skimming through, too familiar.

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Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking - by Richard Nisbett

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking - by Richard Nisbett

Date read: 2016-02-07. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Damn I wanted to like this. And even looking at my notes, I see there are some good points about clear thinking, especially by keeping context in mind. But maybe something in his writing style put me off. Not sure why. Found it very hard to finish.

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Wilde in America - by David M. Friedman

Wilde in America - by David M. Friedman

Date read: 2015-09-20. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

A fine biography of Oscar Wilde's unique approach to America. Best quote: “Other Europeans came to learn about America; Wilde came so America could learn about him.”

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Complexity: A Guided Tour - by Melanie Mitchell

Complexity: A Guided Tour - by Melanie Mitchell

Date read: 2014-09-01. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Great for what it is. I'm embarrassed to admit most of it went over my head. I'm not interested enough in the subject to give it my full concentration. I might read it again some day when it's more applicable to my life.

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Your Memory - by Kenneth L. Higbee

Your Memory - by Kenneth L. Higbee

Date read: 2014-04-11. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Read the book “Moonwalking With Einstein” instead. Most of the same info, but this is more academic than entertaining. Written for students taking exams.

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The Philosophical Baby - by Alison Gopnik

The Philosophical Baby - by Alison Gopnik

Date read: 2013-11-21. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

A good friend highly recommended this as one of his favorite books on baby-hood. I just didn't connect with it, after a few attempts. You may love it.

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Hire With Your Head - by Lou Adler

Hire With Your Head - by Lou Adler

Date read: 2010-12-15. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Great advice on hiring, but insanely repetitive. Maybe this was an editing mistake - that the exact same points are made over and over and over and over - often with the exact same words, sentences, even paragraphs. But those key points are great.

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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work - by Alain De Botton

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work - by Alain De Botton

Date read: 2010-12-12. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10

Thoughtful rambling observations on different lines of work. Personal tales of his time spent observing different industries like fishing, counseling, shipyards, or walking along electric towers. Some tangential insights along the way.

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Born Standing Up - by Steve Martin

Born Standing Up - by Steve Martin
《天生竖立》-史蒂夫·马丁

Date read: 2010-01-09. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10
阅读日期:2010 年 1 月 9 日。我的推荐程度是:10 分之二

A simple autobiography of his early years. Interesting tale, though no usable lessons for me.
这是他早年简单的自传。故事很有趣,但对我来说没有可借鉴之处。

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Committed - by Elizabeth Gilbert

Committed - by Elizabeth Gilbert
忠于自我-伊丽莎白·吉尔伯特

Date read: 2010-01-07. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10
阅读日期: 2010-01-07。推荐程度: 2/10

If listening to someone think out loud about marriage for 12 hours interests you, you will like this. Since I was newly engaged, I did.
如果你对听别人大声谈论婚姻长达 12 小时感兴趣的话,你会喜欢这个节目。我刚订婚的时候就很喜欢听。

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What the Dog Saw - by Malcolm Gladwell

What the Dog Saw - by Malcolm Gladwell
《狗狗看到什么》— 马尔科姆·格拉德威尔(Malcolm Gladwell)

Date read: 2009-12-05. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10
阅读日期:2009 年 12 月 5 日。推荐程度:2/10

A pretty-good collection of his articles from the past few years. While most are somewhat interesting, it felt a little like surfing the net or TV. Lots of “huh”, but no lasting insights. More entertainment than education.
这是过去几年他的文章一个不错的收藏集。虽然大部分都很有趣,但这更像是浏览网络或看电视的感觉。很多“啊哈”,但没有持久的见解。更多是娱乐而非教育。

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China Road - by Rob Gifford

China Road - by Rob Gifford
中国之路——罗伯·吉福德著

Date read: 2009-06-02. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10
阅读日期:2009 年 6 月 2 日。推荐程度:2/10

Not a business book, unless you want to understand China a bit more. Journalist who's worked in China for 10 years decides to move back to London, but takes one last cross-country trip and gets first-time insights into rural Chinese life and how the country has changed.
这不是一本商业书籍,除非你想更多地了解中国。一位在中国工作了十年的记者决定搬回伦敦,但在最后一次全国旅行中,他首次洞察了中国乡村的生活以及这个国家是如何改变的。

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Hot Commodities - by Jim Rogers

Hot Commodities - by Jim Rogers
热门商品 - 吉姆·罗杰斯(Jim Rogers)

Date read: 2008-08-11. How strongly I recommend it: 2/10
阅读日期:2008 年 8 月 11 日。推荐程度:2/10

Very specific book about understanding the commodity markets.
这是一本关于大宗商品市场理解的非常专业的书。

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The Everything Token - by Steve Kaczynski and Scott Duke Kominers

The Everything Token - by Steve Kaczynski and Scott Duke Kominers
万物之锚(作者:史蒂夫·卡茨欣斯基与斯科特·杜克·科敏斯)

Date read: 2024-02-25. How strongly I recommend it: 1/10
阅读日期:2024 年 2 月 25 日。推荐程度:1/10

All about NFTs. It’s not a bad book, but last time I looked into NFTs was 2020, so I thought this 2024 deep dive into the subject would provide more intriguing applications for NFTs developed over the last three years. But nope. I still can’t find anything interesting about them.
关于 NFT 的一切。这本书不算太差,但我上次研究 NFT 是在 2020 年,所以我以为这本关于 NFT 的 2024 年深度剖析会提供过去三年开发的 NFT 的更有趣的应用。但并没有。我还是找不到任何关于 NFT 的有趣之处。

It’s probably my fault.
可能是我的错。

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Methods of Persuasion - by Nick Kolenda

Methods of Persuasion - by Nick Kolenda
说服力的方法——尼克·科伦达著

Date read: 2024-02-14. How strongly I recommend it: 1/10
阅读日期:2024 年 2 月 14 日。推荐程度:十分之一。

If you hadn’t already read all its pop psychology references, this might be interesting. But unfortunately I already recognized every reference, so I had to stop reading halfway through.
如果你之前没有读过所有流行心理学的引用,这可能会很有趣。但不幸的是我已经知道每个引用,所以我只能半途而废。

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The Alchemist - by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist - by Paulo Coelho
《炼金术士》——保罗·科埃略著

Date read: 2023-12-27. How strongly I recommend it: 1/10
阅读日期:2023 年 12 月 27 日。推荐程度:1/10

How is this so popular? Its weak message is “pay attention to serendipity”. I was open to liking it, but it gave me nothing I could use.
它是怎么如此受欢迎的?它微弱的信息是“关注意外发现”。我本来对它持开放态度,但它没有给我任何有价值的东西。

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Prototype Nation - by Silvia M. Lindtner

Prototype Nation - by Silvia M. Lindtner
《原型国度》——西尔维娅·林德特纳著

Date read: 2023-11-15. How strongly I recommend it: 1/10
阅读日期:2023 年 11 月 12 日。我的推荐程度为:十分之一。

China and the contested promise of innovation. Author spent years in Shenzhen in the heart of the maker scene. This is her perspective on the CCP’s encouragement of that transformation.
中国与创新承诺的争议。作者在创客中心的深圳生活了多年。这是她对中国共产党的转型鼓励所持的观点。

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The Art of Loving - by Erich Fromm

The Art of Loving - by Erich Fromm
爱的艺术——埃里希·弗洛姆著

Date read: 2022-07-05. How strongly I recommend it: 1/10
阅读日期:2022 年 7 月 5 日。强烈推荐程度:十分之一

Some good insights into respect and different kinds of love: brotherly, parental, romantic. But mixed in with hyperbole that made me quit reading.
对尊重和不同种类的爱(如兄弟之爱、父母之爱、浪漫之爱)有一些深刻的见解,但夸张得让我无法继续阅读下去。

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Crush It - by Gary Vaynerchuk

Crush It - by Gary Vaynerchuk
粉碎它——盖瑞·维纳查克 (Gary Vaynerchuk)

Date read: 2022-01-21. How strongly I recommend it: 1/10
阅读日期:2022 年 1 月 21 日。推荐程度:1/10

Good if you want to pick up on his spirit and enthusiasm. Otherwise, it’s online tips from 2009.
如果你想学习他的精神和热情的话还是不错的,否则的话这就是来自 2009 年的线上小贴士了。

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