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If you've read nothing about decision-making, this is a great intro. If you have read books such as Decisive, Principles, Farnam Street, or Charlie Munger, this has nothing new and original other than a few examples, which is a shame. As your first f
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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Slowly going through North American classic children's books. There are references to them almost everywhere you look—but I never get them, because I grew up with H.C. Andersen, not Baum or Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables). In general, I'd much pref ...more
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Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker
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Drucker is the OG management educator. Firmly believing that managers can get better through self-education. He wants us to treat management as a skill to be honed, not as a natural gift. Something that I think it still widely believed, but that I be ...more
Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
"Resurrection is the best book of Tolstoy, in my opinion. It's not as hard and long as War and Peace, and at the same time it opens the Russian soul (tm) much deeper and better. Not much has changed in the Russian mindset and the society since the..." Read more of this review »
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Anna Karenina. Let's summarize it as a Gossip Girl in 1875's Russia with an astute social observer. I was pretty close to closing this book for good on three occasions. It's taken me since April to finish it, primarily in spurts. What kept me going w ...more
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Leo Tolstoy
“No one is satisfied with his fortune,and everyone is satisfied with his wit.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Andrew S. Grove
“Remember that by saying “yes”—to projects, a course of action, or whatever—you are implicitly saying “no” to something else.”
Andrew S. Grove, High Output Management

Charles T. Munger
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time -- none, zero. You'd be amazed at how much Warren reads--and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I'm a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”
Charles T. Munger, Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Andrew S. Grove
“[..] in the work of the soft professions, it becomes very difficult to distinguish between output and activity. And as noted, stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.”
Andrew S. Grove, High Output Management

Otto von Bismarck
“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”
Otto von Bismarck

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