Disclaimer: I haven’t read many books with business advice, so I do not have anything to compare it with.
That said, I liked “the hard thing about hardDisclaimer: I haven’t read many books with business advice, so I do not have anything to compare it with.
That said, I liked “the hard thing about hard things” mainly because before reading it I haven’t given much thought to how hard some of the decisions that the CEO has to make are and how much it might weigh on them. Of course, this seems obvious when written like that, you need to look at the situations in the book to fully understand it.
Besides that, it has some often non-obvious advice on what to do in typical critical moments derived mostly from author’s experience backed with reasonably-sounding explanations, for example, on how to organize the company in order to minimize politicking among the employees.
If I ever decide to create a startup, remind me to reread this book....more
Whew, I have finally finished “Rationality: from AI to Zombies” by Eliezer Yudkowsky, which is a collection of his posts from overcomingbias.com and lWhew, I have finally finished “Rationality: from AI to Zombies” by Eliezer Yudkowsky, which is a collection of his posts from overcomingbias.com and lesswrong.com, organized in “sequences” — sequences of posts on the same topic.
What does it mean to be rational? Why is that a good idea to act rationally? What prevents us from making optimal decisions? How can we fix ourselves? Do we even need fixing if we feel happy? Why “rationalists” are not more successful than other people?
This large collection of essays explores huge number of questions, including the ones above. It will help you understand human brain, evolution, quantum mechanics, foundations of science, probability theory a little bit better, and will likely let you see some of these topics in a new light. I even want now to get understanding of physics, the desire I remember experiencing last time about five years ago.
Also, thanks to this book there are more than 15 new titles on my to-read list.
I seriously consider this to be the most useful and thought-provoking book I’ve read (admittedly, my sample of books is rather small, but still)....more