Ratings, reviews and notes on the books I've read.
Written by a Japanese Zen Priest, this book is itself like a Zen riddle. Don't expect step-by-step instructions or long chapters, but expect a lot of food for thought.
Stunning biography of Ed Viesturs – the first American to climb all the world's fourteen 8000+ meter peaks. Apart from Ed's story, the book also tells a short history and philosophy of high altitude mountaineering in general – must read for anyone interested in the topic.
Focused and humble book on the philosophy of minimalism and why you may want to try it. The book draws on the personal experience of the author, and gives you real practical tips on how you can reduce the number of things you own.
A nice book on a more thoughful and scrutinizing approach to the screens and distractions in our lifes. Mostly a collection of practices you can follow to "reclaim your attention".
Thoughtful advice from high Google executives on culture, hiring, communication and strategy, backed by plenty of examples and stories from inside the company.
Finally, the book that underlines the role of the focused work in your life, and, what is more important, acknowledges that it is hard and must be rigorously trained. Reading this book preceded some of the most productive months in my life, and I keep coming back to it for an advice on how to really focus on what matters.
A super short (140 pages) read that tries to answer a question of "What should we eat?" in sixty four succinct rules based on scientific research and common sense.
Short, and always on point book on running you business (and life) through the story of running CD Baby.
"Make you business anything you want. Don't try to impress an invisible jury.".