Author: wyip

Book review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Rules for focused success in a distracted world – this is the tagline of the book. Ironically, I had seen this book and skimmed it thinking that I had gotten everything that I got out of the book – focus, don’t get distracted, limit the number of decisions you make so that you have more […]

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Book review: The Ruler’s Guide by Chinghua Tang

From time to time, I review the new titles that come in from the Edmonton Public Library and put holds on books that seem interesting to me. The Ruler’s Guide – China’s greatest emperor and his timely secrets of success caught my eye, not just because I thought it would be good to get insights […]

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Review and thoughts on Born for this by Chris Guillebeau

I first learned about Chris Guillebeau from another one his of books called “The $100 startup” and then started to read a few more of his books such as “The Art of Non-Conformity” and “The Happiness of Pursuit”. When he published Born for this, it was almost an automatic buy not just because of the […]

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Review and thoughts on reinventing yourself

I’m a big fan of James Altucher, but I cannot for the life of me remember when or where I first heard about him. There’s something about his vulnerability and the way he talks about his failures that is unlike other entrepreneurs and his book “Choose Yourself” made me think about my daily practice. For […]

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