Food for thought
Stoicism has long been looked down upon as a mindset and philosophy of the passive, those who would rather endure and tolerate adversity, than do something about it.
However, it has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with endorsements by famous entrepreneurs, authors and athletes. What makes it interesting and useful in this day and age?
Bang for buck
I guess I was complaining about my bulky wallet too much, because last year I got a TGT wallet for Christmas. I love it. It’s small enough to carry in your front pocket, regardless of how many credit cards or IDs you have (I currently carry 7 and they fit no problem).
There’s a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from, it just might be a perfect gift for somebody you know (or yourself).
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
The productivity Bible and a book you will find yourself returning to again and again. It would be unfair to try and sum it up in a few sentences. It is a blueprint to establishing a process that will reduce stress, increase productivity and free your mind.
You may not follow the process to the letter, but you will use parts of it in everything you do. Be it balancing work and private life, working on projects and single tasks, or dealing with email. A true must-read.
Homicide: a Year on the Killing Streets
by David Simon
An absolute classic from the creator of The Wire, David Simon. You would not believe it was written as a result of Simon spending a year with Baltimore’s homicide detectives, following them around and recording their every step.
It’s chilling, it’s funny, and it’s shocking. Anybody who liked The Wire will absolutely love this. Just might be my favourite book ever.
Drop all your preconceived fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is so useful? Because it is empty.
– Bruce Lee