Tag: Books

  • 2022 in Books

    2022 in Books

    STATS: 22 books15 Audiobooks1 Kindle books6 Real books4 unfinished books2x: The speed I listened to audiobooksF: Diversity Score THEMES: Our world, China, Past, Present, FutureStories Of (mostly) Famous PeopleLiving, DyingManga & ComicsBusinessWriters writing about writing BOOK OF THE YEAR: Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand by John Markoff LESSONS OF THE YEAR: Your […]

  • Understanding Comics

    Understanding Comics

    I finished the book “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud. It was written in the mid 90s. I already miss the book. The author helped me understand why I felt the way I felt while reading comics- how time transpired, how emotions manifested, how actions were imagined …. He also contrasted the comics between the east […]

  • 「豐子愷漫畫書選繹」讀後感


    過往九個多月,每朝晨光乍現前,都會利用泡咖啡的數分鐘,細讀明川先生著作的「豐子愷漫畫書選繹」。 這本書是明川先生在七十年代中編寫的。而我讀的這個版本,是從二手書店裏撿回來的九十年代的修訂本。雖然在肺炎疫情期間無法外遊,但我透過此書,在過去九個多月,完成了一個八十多年的時光旅行: 三十年代老人對童真的愛慕。二戰時代兒童騎天馬與轟炸機共舞。七十年代文人對中華一瀉千里的眷戀。九十年代港人,在金碧輝煌的盛世的片刻,驀然回首,撈摸成長的傷麟。 「會不會?有人在公務之餘,春秋歲月裏,偶爾在風中月下踱一回方步?」 會不會?

  • How to Be Responsible – Ray Dalio’s New Book

    Ray Dalio’s new book, “The Changing World Order,” is coming out soon. He made a few chapters available for public viewing. I never liked his writing style but the content was great. In 2021, I want to feel that “I am being responsible” more often. Reading those few chapters of Dalio’s book gave me new […]

  • Realization from Scaling Up, the 📚

    I finished the Scaling Up book. It was very underwhelming. I figured out why. I was lucky I experienced most of what the book was explaining at Apple and Nike. I disliked many of the “scaled up” things, and so as I read through the Scaling Up book I could not stop thinking, “it takes […]

  • Why I Stopped Using Blinkist To Read

    Source: https://agileleanlife.com/blinkist-review/ Thanks to Nassim Taleb. The promise of Blinkist is enticing: Finish a book in 15 minutes -> Finish many many books -> Be like Bill/Nytimes/Naval/Yuval/#TheEnlightened 🧘🏻‍♂️ Furthermore, supposedly, it would help you find what you want to dive deeper into so one would buy books to read instead of just for adding the […]