Book club

Improbabilities, uncertainty and how we feel after reading The Black Swan

The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, was my choice (Cristina) for our recent book-club talk. And, oh boy, agreeing on how we feel about a book has never been more difficult! A little bit of context, before you get to the talk itself: First of all, this has nothing to do with the movie with the same name. 'Black [...]

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What Stuck With Us From “Made to Stick” [Book Club Talk]

If we'd be able to remember everything that happens to us and around us, we'd probably go crazy. Our brain has a self-defense mechanism that selects what we're able to remember, and lets go to what's not necessary. How exactly are our brains wired to remember certain things? What makes some stories more memorable th [...]

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Can a 1936 Book Help you Win Friends and Influence People in 2018? [Book-Club Talk]

Can a 1936 book help you win friends and influence people in 2018? This is what we wanted to found out. Of course, we're talking about Dale Carnegie's classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People. It's the book we read for our book-club (or re-read it - after 20 years or so)... and it's not what we expect [...]

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Why you should always start with WHY? [Book Club Talk]

Simon Sinek's Start with Why is one of the most recommended books by entrepreneurs across all industries. He published this book in 2009, after he studied leaders who've had the greatest impact over the world. He discovered a pattern in their thinking process, in how they're approaching business, and shared those in [...]

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Lessons Learned from The Lean Startup & How we Put them into Practice (Book Club Talk)

MVP, pivoting, A/B testing, product-market fit - these are just a few of the concepts that you hear entrepreneurs talk about on a daily basis. They started to be popularized in 2011, when The Lean Startup by Eric Ries was published. The book describes a methodology anyone can use to create and grow startups, or [...]

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What to do with only 24h day? (how books & experiences shaped our productivity)

Do you feel like you're making the best use of your time? Or are you always anxious, under pressure, drowning in an ocean of things that you never get the time to approach and tick off your work and personal lists? If the latter version is closer to your reality, perhaps our new podcast episode will help. We can't t [...]

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