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Books

Notes, highlights and reviews from books I've read over the years.

3 Books That Changed My Life

3 Books That Changed My Life
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Reading is one of the hobbies that I’ve consciously tried to maintain over the past few years. I think a lot of people underestimate how much we can learn from reading – as well as all the other benefits it can offer. I’ve learnt so many valuable lessons from

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Book Discussion: The Courage to be Disliked
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In this episode, we summarise "The Courage to be Disliked" by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi.

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Book Discussion: The Wright Brothers

Book Discussion: The Wright Brothers
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In this episode, we talk about "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough.

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Book Discussion: "The Magic of Thinking Big" - Podcast Highlights

Book Discussion: "The Magic of Thinking Big" - Podcast Highlights
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In this episode, we try a brand new format! We go through Ali's Kindle highlights, from 4 years ago, from the book "The Magic of Thinking Big" by David Schwartz. We end up talking about mental restraints, making good conversation, setting goals, and a smattering of other topics. Here are

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How I remember what I read

How I remember what I read
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I like to think I read a lot of books (you can follow my Goodreads profile to see all my past/current books). But a major problem I have is remembering key insights from those books and actually applying them to my life.

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How to become more confident

How to become more confident
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I’ve become a much more confident person over these last few years. Partly that’s come from recognising that there’s no difference between fake confidence and real confidence, and partly from becoming content to be thought foolish. But another major strategy in my confidence-building system has been to

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Life
How can we get into the habit of reading? - Podcast Highlights

How can we get into the habit of reading? - Podcast Highlights
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In this episode, we discuss the challenges of developing a reading habit and how we should approach reading both fiction and non-fiction books...

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The 2-minute productivity rule

The 2-minute productivity rule
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There’s a good book called Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-free Productivity by David Allen. It’s widely seen as the bible on productivity. There’s a simple concept in it called the 2-minute rule. It goes something like: If a task will take less than 2

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Productivity
Keystone Habits

Keystone Habits
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In Atomic Habits James Clear writes about Keystone Habits - small choices that lead to a cascade of other actions. For example, when he and his wife get home from work, they either (a) immediately change into their gym kit, or (b) sit on the sofa. Their evening changes based

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Ali Abdaal
Productivity
You should get a Kindle

You should get a Kindle
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If there’s one thing I’d recommend you buy/request as a gift over the Christmas period (or anytime really), it’s an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. This is not a sponsored post (I wish) but does include some affiliate links as usual 😉 Here are some reasons why you should

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