The 20 Best Articles of the last 3 years

Over the last few years, after reading 300 plus articles/blog posts/columns online, here are my current favourite 20. Don’t waste time reading and consuming low value low insight info-junkfood in books and newspapers that skims a issue, usually of marginal importance. That is bad for you in  every way. What you want to do isContinue reading “The 20 Best Articles of the last 3 years”

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The Anti-Library

Unread books are where the action is. The trader turned smart thinker Nassim Taleb approvingly calls such a collection an “ANTILIBRARY”; one’s shelves, he argues, should contain “as much of what you do not know” as finances allow. And he says don’t expect the proportion of unread books to fall, either. The more you read,Continue reading “The Anti-Library”

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The 10 Best Articles from a 100 I read

Two propositions hold true for the majority of people I know if they are ever asked about its application to them  : 1. Reading a book will take up a lot of my spare time 2. I do not have spare time! Now take a moment to think about how you get most of yourContinue reading “The 10 Best Articles from a 100 I read”

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Book Review : Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders

Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga are the 3 indisputable tallest mountain ranges out there. It is likely on the bucket list of many new and aspiring climbers, working as a backdrop siren call as they hone their skills on lesser mounds. Book lovers have their own list but this list can never be definitive sinceContinue reading “Book Review : Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders”

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2014 Books Review

I took the easy way out and went with an infograph to tell you 4 books you could try among the 33 books I read this year. Click on the URL below or on this sentence to jump to the site. https://infogr.am/books-of-2014-102 Full list of books read in 2014 below : Book 1 The Strategist’s Toolkit Book 2Continue reading “2014 Books Review”

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Book Review : “The Whisperers” – brilliant and supremely depressing

This 666 page tome has been a companion over the last few weeks.   Back in 2012  I voted `Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea` by Barbara Demick as my favourite book of that year. It gave the readers a searing look into the life of ordinary people in the present day hellContinue reading “Book Review : “The Whisperers” – brilliant and supremely depressing”

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BEST OF 2013 : 15 MOVIES THAT BLEW ME AWAY

As I promised myself in January 2013 (in one of my smarter resolutions of this past year), I saw 52 good movies. I am going to recommend 10 from those 52 that are absolutely worth your time so add these to your 2014 Netflix or torrent list. I also saw 14 thoughtful documentaries and IContinue reading “BEST OF 2013 : 15 MOVIES THAT BLEW ME AWAY”

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My best 3 Books and 3 Documentaries of 2012

A smart idea that the bibliophiles online mecca ‘Goodreads.com‘ came up with was the ‘Reading Challenge’ where you pledge at the start of a year to finish a certain number of books and then try to make sure you do. Last year I pledged to read 26 books and did. At the start of thisContinue reading “My best 3 Books and 3 Documentaries of 2012”

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