Bobby Voicu’s Blog

Bobby Voicu is the founder of this website and the former CEO of a gaming company. And a current CEO, when you consider he’s running The CEO Library.

While you can find lots of interesting recommended books all over The CEO Library, this particular part of it, Bobby’s blog, is not restricted to just books and business.

You can also read about games – mobile and console, TV series, sports, travel, Bobby’s home office and anything else he wants to write about.

This is here to show you that a CEO’s life is not just about his current or previous business. Or just focusing on improving himself and his business. It’a about everything else, as well. Like living a life you enjoy.

Best acting I’ve ever seen

by Bobby on January 16, 2020

I've been watching The Crown in the last week or so. Yesterday I got to episode 9 of the first season, called Assassins (light spoiler ahead). The context is this: Winston Churchill sits for a portrait with a famous painter - Graham Sutherland. It's the Prime Minister's 80th birthday and he was given the opportu [...]

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Sit on the Toilet and Read 10 Books per Year (or How to Make the Best Out of a Sh!%ty Situation)

by Bobby on January 6, 2020

20 minutes. That's how much you need to read per day to reach your goal of 10 books read in a year. Most of us spend that time on the toilet every day. And when we do, we browse mindlessly through the Instagram feed or the Reddit "Popular" tab, as I do. Yes, that’s it: 20 minutes per day. And 20 minutes [...]

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[Poll] How Many Books do You Want to Read in 2020?

by Bobby on January 6, 2020

I was talking to someone about how long it takes to read 10 books a year. I actually took the time to find out, you can read about it here. Then I decided I wanted to read about 30 books this year (2020) after failing at my 50 books challenge in 2019. I only read 20-something. How many books do you want to read? [...]

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Daily Reading to Yearly Reading Goal Calculator

by Bobby on January 6, 2020

If you want to find out how much time you need to read daily in order to reach your yearly reading goal, use this calculator. If you need instructions and see the numbers we used in the formula, read below the form. [uCalc id=252817 name=DailyReadingCalculator] We used these elements in our formula: 1. Numb [...]

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Blogging as a Lean Startup

by Bobby on January 5, 2020

I have a good friend that wants to start up a blog. And he has so many interesting things to say, I would read his blog. Well, this brilliant guy started his blog about a year ago. In his head. He knows what kind of articles he'll write, how long they will be, how great they will be. The issue? The articles are [...]

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The Decade in Review cornucopia of links

by Bobby on January 2, 2020

I've sent this list of links to The CEO Library Newsletter, but I feel I should publish it on the site as well. This doesn't normally happen, but I will make an exception for this Decade in Review series. Once in a decade, for sure! If you wonder what else I send to the weekly newsletter, see here. Here are all t [...]

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Living in Portugal: Lost in Translation or Cultural Differences?

by Bobby on January 2, 2020

You can also find book recommendations on migration at the end of this blog post. At the end of 2018 I moved from Romania, where I lived pretty much my whole life, to Portugal. They're pretty similar cultures: Both generally European (Portugal "more European" than Romania) Both had a dictatorship that finish [...]

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The games I’ve played in the last decade

by Bobby on January 1, 2020

I know, I know, it's not books. And The CEO Library should be about books. Maybe :) You can find some gaming books recommendations at the end of this blog post. I love playing games, especially games with great narrative. So I was looking through Den of Geek's Best 100 games of the decade and I was thinking I played [...]

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My Rediscovery of Isaac Asimov: I, Asimov

by Bobby on December 29, 2019

One of the first "modern" SF books I've ever read was one in the Foundation series. I don't remember exactly which one, but I was around 14 and I read all the books written by Isaac Asimov that I could find. Unofrtunately, though, you couldn't find most of them in Romania, where I was born. And you couldn't find the no [...]

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Best Books of 2019

by Bobby on December 11, 2019

At the beginning of November 2019 I asked in the newsletter and on Instagram for our community's favorite books of 2019. After about 2 weeks of adding books to the database, here are the lists. And yes, I was doing other things as well, it didn't take me 2 weeks to add 50 or so books, ok? 1. Best New Books of 2019 [...]

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