Category: Psychology

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

An insightful look into how we've lost some core aspects of living in a tribal society, living in an individualistic western culture. The tribal way means willing to make a substantive sacrifice for your community, holding [...]

Poke the Box

Seth Godin
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:2 hours

A short manifesto on overcoming the fear of starting and doing work that's worthwhile. Simple principles with big personal impact. The terminology of a box is symobilic of a child poking a buzzer box out of pure curiosity [...]

Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:7 hours

We sure have a tendency to overcomplicate things for ourselves. I found this book painfully relevant and a necessary author and reader dialog to have. In Modern Romance, Aziz scales back from humor and tries to take the topic [...]

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton M. Christensen
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:6 hours

Applying lessons and learnings from the theory of the human endeavor to help you prioritize and cultivate purpose based on personal metrics that actually matter. The author leaves you with deep questions that seem, like homework, [...]

The War of Art

Steven Pressfield
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:5 hours

The War of Art is a war against resistance. Resistance comes from within, it's you sabotaging yourself from getting the work done. It's you holding your creativity hostage from the world. There are a number of activities [...]

Ego Is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:6 hours

If Ego is the Enemy, then we're in for an endless war. At any point in our life, we are between the three cycles of Aspire, Success, & Failure. This book was born out of the need for a guide in facing the many obstacles [...]

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:7 hours

In a similar fashion to the Heath brother’s other two books Made to Stick and Decisive, using a core analogy, they write a simple, story-driven narrative, backed with years of research in psychology, sociology and other [...]

An Anthropologist on Mars

Oliver Sacks
Rating: 7/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:8 hours

An Anthropologist on Mars sparks feelings of empathy, gratitude, and curiosity. You see both beauty and tragedy in the seven stories that the neurologist Oliver Sacks tells us. There is the case of the Colorblind Painter, [...]