Managing oneself summary

An essay on how knowledge workers can manage themselves and their career

Skill With People summary

Skill With People is a short book filled with different techniques to master persuasion and influence. The book has some generalizations and is more tactical than principle oriented. Some of the chapters are just common sense.

SICP summary and notes

The sicp covers the root of programming languages and the ways to handle complexity of programs. The book is more inclined towards mathematical side of programming. Summary Preface It doesn’t matter much what the programs are about or what applications they serve.

Siddhartha summary

3 key take-aways Knowledge can be conveyed but not wisdom. Wisdom is the readiness of the soul, an ability, a secret art, to think every moment, while living his life, the thought of oneness, to be able to feel and inhale the oneness.

Psycho-Cybernetics Summary

Why read this 5 key take-aways Summary Your self-image sets the limit of your possible achievements. Self image = mental blueprint or How you view yourself. Self image is made from beliefs which themselves are unconsciously formed from past experience,achievements, failures, childhood experiences.

The Good life Summary

Few heuristics mixed of Stoicism, Cognitive Psychology and experience.

The Little Book of Stoicism summary

Notes If this book is your first introduction to Stoicism, then you should avoid it. It is better to read “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy”

Freedom from the Known Summary

My Notes Jiddu Krishnamurti asks some compelling questions about our biases, cultural conditioning and urges not to follow anyone blindly but to explore the world on our experience. I found his writing style to be difficult to grasp in the first time.

Organizing your creativity Summary

Notes The book is free to read at Summary 5 Key take-aways: Ideas are important and should be captured and collected as you can execute and build upon them later.

Deep Work Summary

Deep Work by Cal NewPort sheds light on lost ability of doing deep work in today’s world. The book is a combination of author’s personal experience along with gist from research by other authors.