Category: Reference

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

Randall Munroe
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

Beautiful illustrations unnecessarily constrained by oversimplified vocabulary. I enjoyed What If? much more than Thing Explainer because What If didn't lower the bar but brought you up to it. Thing Explainer explains [...]

Slide:ology

Nancy Duarte
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:8 hours

Slide:ology is about creating a captivating presentation based on ideas, and crafted with a design mindset to help you truly connect with an audience. Duarte provides five theses for the power of a good presentation: Treat [...]

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

Michael Pollan
Rating: 5.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

Short book of Food Eating Principles. The kind of rules your grandma would tell ya. Food Rules is separated into three parts, What should I eat? (Eat food), What kind of food should I eat? (Mostly plants) and How should I [...]

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

Peter Bevelin
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:10 hours

Wise lessons from many of histories greatest thinkers. Great for lovers of learning and multidisciplinary exploration. Thinking is a skill and Beveling goes on a quest to weave together learnings about attaining wisdom. The [...]

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Roy Peter Clark
Rating: 8/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:9 hours

Writings Tools is a writer's of writer to be's toolbox for improving upon their craft. The book covers 50 Tools (tips) organized by four categories, Grammatical Reminders, Stylist Elements, Planning and Structure and General [...]

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