Nurtureshock

Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman is an amazing read that challenges so many preconceptions we have about children and child-raising. As the parent of a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old I can say that this book has had a big impact on my thinking. There are so many insights across the chapters, that for ... Read more

News Sources

Where I get my news, besides the usual suspects such as Twitter, Bloomberg, NYTimes, Washington Post, etc. Cooking Stained page news Once upon a chef Economics The Atlantic Council Marketing and Product Directive Consulting Demand Curve SASSmarketer The Beautiful Mess (product development) Parenting Screen Free Parenting Kavanaugh Report Janet Lansbury The Montessori Notebook Thailand & ... Read more

Book Reading List 2020

Here are some highlights from my reading from 2020, though certainly the books were not all published in 2020. Because I didn't produce this list for 2019 I will cheat and include a few from the second half of the year in this list. I get my reading list from several sources: firsthand recommendations from ... Read more

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

This book is badly in need of an editor. That is not surprising as it appears to be a collection of blog posts, but the redundancies and useless repetition truly get in the way of the important points. Also, stylistically the first person voice is also a bit pedantic. Agreed, the author points out that ... Read more

The World Until Yesterday

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, very interesting. If the past helps us understand the present, and help informed decisions on the future, then this work is an important one, and a fascinating read. There is an amalgam of different ... Read more

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

The book is "Sapiens" and it is all about humans. Fascinating and eye-opening, it provides enormous perspective for us humans today. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari I agree that there are things to disagree with in the book (my Kindle version is littered with notes where he is wrong, or possibly wrong) but the sweep ... Read more

Notes on Sleep

Read This Book on Sleep (2020) Bill Gates recommends the book Why We Sleep, and it is excellent. All of my notes above need to be revised with this book in mind. I highly recommend reading it, to get more science, less psychobabble. How Much Sleep is Enough? (2018) Now that my eldest son is ... Read more