Deep Work: Book Notes and Takeaways

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World is Cal Newport’s ode to productivity focusing on one key premise — the prioritization of deep work as a way to live a fulfilling life. “Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly […]

Book Notes and Takeaways: The Upside of Stress

Synopsis Author and Stanford Professor, Kelly McGonigal continues the conversation from her TED Talk ‘How to make stress your friend‘ and challenges the conventional negative perception towards stress. She shares research behind how leveraging positive psychology creates the right mindset towards stress and actually enriches our day to day life instead of taking away from […]

Book Review and Takeaways: Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine Synopsis A Guide to the Good Life is just that: a practical guide on how to live a life of tranquility and contentment. William B. Irvine takes the ancient wisdom of Stoic philosophy and reinterprets it for the modern day by: Sharing the history of Stoicism including […]

My Quarter in Review: Q2 2020

Data is fascinating. Maybe it’s because of my old field of work in finance, or my love of STEM and the scientific method I’m not sure really, but I’ve always appreciated what data can do for you — I love how it informs you, and how it is honest. I love its objectivity. In my […]

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