Detailed notes from books I love, summarised for my safe keeping and your quick review.

Book Summaries

Man's Search for Meaning

by Victor Frankl

Non-Fiction
Philosophy
Mindset

Victor Frankl, a psychologist, and survivor of the Holocaust, delves into the psychology and emotional awakening required to survive Trauma and Suffering, using the backdrop of his time at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Atomic Habits

by James Clear

Non-Fiction
Mindset

By far the best book on Habit forming / elimination I've read. James Clear takes us through the science of habits + the tricks we can use in everyday life to build habits we want

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Bad Blood

by John Carreyrou

Non-Fiction
Startups

A history of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes’ rise to becoming media darling - first self-made Female Billionaire CEO, with Theranos at a $9B valuation. To unveiling of massive fraud at Theranos and the fact that its blood testing technologies simply didn’t work...

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The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

Fiction
Philosophy

Paulo Coelho's age-less parable about the pursuit for personal dreams. Told through the eyes of a Shepherd whose experiences took him along many paths on his way to find his Treasure. Must read!

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Steve Jobs

by Walter Isaacson

Biography
Non-Fiction

Walter Isaacson digs into Steve Jobs life from his childhood through to his death. A very human look at a man who offered the world much because of his flaws and uncompromising values...

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Lost and Founder

by Rand Fishkin

Non-Fiction
Startups
Mindset

Rand Fishkin recounts his experience starting Moz from a consulting company to a world leading SEO product company. His "Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World" is indeed honest, raw and interesting!

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Grit

by Angela Duckworth

Non-Fiction
Mindset

Is talent more important than hard work? Can grit and perseverance really be trained? Angela Duckworth has spent the last 2 decades researching human grit from elite athletes, to entrepreneurs, to school kids. What has she found?

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Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Fiction
Philosophy

A book about a young man's spiritual search for meaning. A path that we all yearn to follow...

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The Happiness project

by Grechen Rubin

Non-Fiction
Mindset
Health

Contrary to popular belief, Happiness can be deliberately improved. Follow Grechen Rubin’s 12 months journey to improve her own happiness, one experiment at a time!

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