Bobby Voicu’s Blog

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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Carturesti Carusel in Bucharest: Great libraries and book stores of the world

by Bobby on November 11, 2019

I have a weird obsession with libraries and book stores. I really enjoy visiting them, no matter how old or modern they are. One of the buildings that intrigued me when I was first starting to visit Europe by car was Melk Abbey. You could see it from the highway while driving from Romania to Germany. It took me [...]

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Most underrated skill you never ask about

by Bobby on November 6, 2019

This article was sent as a newsletter to our subscribers. If you like what you read, you can subscribe as well, for a weekly dose of reading. Here's the link. Asking questions is probably one of the most underrated skills in the world. I mean, everybody can ask questions, right? A toddler asks questions. And, oh [...]

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Business Basic Advice and Personal Basic Advice: Mega List

by Bobby on October 29, 2019

Last week I sent an email to the email list (you should subscribe, by the way). I was talking about Basic advice and how important it is that, from time to time, someone reminds you how important it is to focus on the basics. My definition of basic advice is this: advice that's really easy to understand, without too mu [...]

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My Search for the Perfect Home Office Reading Chair

by Bobby on September 25, 2019

Before reading this article, just so you know, The CEO Library may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. If you found your way to this article because you used to think “the type of chair” you used didn’t matter, then you likely learned the hard way that it does. In any ca [...]

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Read at least 5 hours per week to keep learning

by Bobby on April 16, 2019

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time - none. Zero." - Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett's longtime business partner I found this article today and I agreed with a lot of the things I read. Since this is a website dedi [...]

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Big List of Podcasts for Online Business

by Bobby on March 30, 2019

Besides reading as much as I can, I listen to lots of podcasts on a weekly basis. I listen mostly to technology and "tech lifestyle" if you want, but I also listen business podcasts, on an episode by episode basis. I listen to them when I walk my dog, when I go around the town doing chores, whenever I have some "de [...]

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Make your Startup’s Investor Pitch Deck Better with These Resources

by Bobby on March 18, 2019

If you're ever in the position to raise money, the first thing you'll probably do will be to look for examples of pitch decks to use with your potential investors. In 2012, when I was raising money in earnest for MavenHut, finding this kind of examples was difficult. I needed to access my own network (which was not [...]

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