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Best of self-help

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear, 2020, 5/5 ⭐
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Cal Newport, 2018, 5/5 ⭐
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms, 2020, 5/5
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World, William H. McRaven, 2019, 3/5
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson, 2018 4/5
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, Gary Keller, 2018, 5/5
Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success, Benjamin Hardy, 2018, 5/5
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual, Jocko Willink, 2018, 5/5
The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential, Leo Babauta, 2018, 4/5
Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You, 2017, 5/5
Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins, 2016, 4/5
“The three decisions that control your destiny are: 1. Your decisions about what to focus on. 2. Your decisions about what things mean to you. 3. Your decisions about what to do to create the results you desire”. “By changing any one of these five elements—whether it’s a core belief or rule, a value, a reference, a question, or an emotional state—you can immediately produce a powerful and measurable change in your life”. “Everything you and I do, we do either out of our need to avoid pain or our desire to gain pleasure”. “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean”. “Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear”. https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/book-summaries/self-help/awaken-the-giant-within/
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Stephen Covey, 2016, 5/5
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Be proactive - Begin with the end in mind - Put first things first - Think win/win - Seek first to understand then be understood - Synergize - Sharpen the saw https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/book-summaries/self-help/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people/
Zen Habits, Leo Babauta, 2015, 5/5
“There’s a projector in our minds, and it’s constantly playing a movie about how we’d like things to be, our ideals about the world, our expectations of how things will turn out, how others should be, [and] how we should be”. The Mind Movie is what stands in our way of making habit changes. It tells us that changing a habit should be easy and fun, but the reality is that we must wander outside our comfort zone. The Childish Mind is the part of our mind that complains about how things are, that fears discomfort, that just wants pleasure and comfort, that doesn’t want things to be difficult. Gratitude is a great antidote to resistance that we can practice each day, including when our Childish Mind eventually starts to rebel against doing the habit”. Take mistakes in stride, and take the long view that what really matters is not whether you mess up for a day or two, but what you do over weeks and months and years”. https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/book-summaries/self-help/essential-zen-habits/
Průvodce začínajícího mimoškoláka, Veronika Portešová, 2015, 5/5
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, Richard Skip
Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels, Loretta Breuning
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, Kelly McGonigal
Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life, Maxwell Maltz
The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret, Richie Norton
A Guide to the Good Life, William Irvine


Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character, Richard Feynman, 2017, 5/5 ⭐
Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess, Fred Waitzkin, 2019, 3/5
Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance, 2016, 5/5
Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, 2016, 5/5
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson
Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson
Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Life, Michael Jordan
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, James Gleick
Isaac Newton, James Gleick
The Einstein of Money, Joe Carlen
My View of the World, Erwin Schrodinger
Wise Guy, Guy Kawasaki
Titan, Ron Chernow
Maker of Patterns, Freeman Dyson
The Wizard of Menlo Park, Randall Stross
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, Bernard Carlson
Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution, John Gribbin
Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field, Basil Mahon, Nancy Forbes
The Pope of Physics, Gino Segrè, Bettina Hoerlin
The Last Man Who Knew Everything, David N. Schwartz
Autobiographies, Charles Darwin
Genghis Khan, Jack Weatherford
Models of My Life, Herbert Simon
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
Endurance, Alfred Lansing
Black Jacobins, James C. L. R.
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
Edison, Edmund Morris
The Dream Machine, Mitchell Waldrop
Mohandas K. Gandhi, Autobiography, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Mother Teresa, Kathryn Spink
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, Neal Gabler


Tools of Titans Timothy Ferriss, 2017, 5/5 ⭐
Tribe of Mentors, Timothy Ferriss, 2018, 5/5
The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferriss, 2015, 5/5
Never eat alone, Keith Ferrazzi, 2018, 5/5
Zaujímavosť z knihy: Podľa prieskumu o tom,ako si ľudia hľadajú zamestnanie, autori štúdie zistili, že ľudia s k informáciám o ich práci dostal vo väčšine prípadov od známostí zo slabými väzbami a nie od tých, s ktorými sa stretávajú pravidelne.
How to Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie, 2018, 5/5
Six ways to make people like you: To be interesting, be interested. Smile. Think how they think. Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours.
How to win friends and influence people [BOOK NOTES]
Give and take, Adam Grant
The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene
Mastery, Robert Greene
The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Hans Rosling
The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Skin in the Game, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Art of Learning, Josh Waitzkin
How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan
How Will You Measure Your Life, Clayton Christensen
Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
Expert Political Judgment, Philip Tetlock
Superforecasting, Philip Tetlock, Dan Gardner
Drive, Daniel Pink
When, Daniel Pink
To Sell Is Human, Daniel Pink
Tao Te Ťing, Lao-c´, intro
Otto Bohuš: Na prvním místě. Nemohu jinak. Čím víc to pročítám, tím víc jsem fascinován. Kdybych si měl na pustý ostrov vzít jen tři věci, bude to DVD rekordér, film Mrtvý muž… a ta(t)o kniha. Kde vládne chytrost a obratnost, objevuje se pokrytectví a klam. Kde nejsou v souladu příbuzenské vztahy, objevuje se synovská úcta a bratrská láska. Kde je země ve zmatcích a nepořádku, objevuje se loajálnost a věrnost.
Quiet: The power of introverts, Susan Cain
Resilience. Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, Eric Greitens

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015 (Staň se, kým chceš být: Inspirativní postřehy elitního vojáka a odvážného muže. Přeložil Tomáš Bíla. Praha: Beta, 2016.)

Dopisy Erika Greitense příteli s posttraumatickou stresovou poruchou. Velmi dobré rady, jak se stát odolnějším, a moudrost od Sókrata po Epiktéta! Hodně vynikající stoické filosofie! Začal běhat a maraton zaběhl pod tři hodiny. Skvělá kapitola se Zátopkovým tréninkem. Současný guvernér státu Missouri. Sledujme, jak významnou roli bude hrát v politice v následujících letech.

Wisdom / Philosophy

12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson, 2020, 5/5, ⭐
Seeking Wisdom, Peter Bevelin
The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt
Meditations: A New Translation, Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic, Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
Awareness, Anthony De Mello
Flatland, Edwin Abbott
Waking Up, Sam Harris
The Obstacle Is the Way, Ryan Holiday
The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
Stillness Is the Key, Ryan Holiday
This Is Water, David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
Letters to a Young Contrarian, Christopher Hitchens
The Lessons of History, Will Durant, Ariel Durant
Epictetus Discourses and Selected Writings,‎ Robert Dobbin
Plato: Republic, Plato
The Will to Power, Friedrich Nietzsche
The Art of Happiness, Dalai Lama, Howard Cutler
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell
Honor: A History, James Bowman
The Art of War, Sun-Tzu
The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Ted Honderich
Consciousness Explained, Daniel Dennett
From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel Dennett
Anthropic Bias, Nick Bostrom
Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein
Worldwide Laws Of Life, John Marks Templeton
The Nature of Consciousness, Ned Block, Owen Flanagan, Guven Guzeldere
The Mysterious Flame, Colin McGinn
The Conquest of Happiness, Bertrand Russell
The Great Divorce, C.S.Lewis
Screwtape Letters, C.S.Lewis
Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Neale Donald Walsch
Parabible, Alexandr Flek
Docela podařený „překlad“ biblického příběhu Ježíše a jeho učedníků do současného jazyka a dobového kontextu 21. století. Trochu jsem se bála, že to bude hloupé, primitivní a nepodařené, rádoby vtipné a podobně. Ale kniha mě často překvapovala hloubkou, skutečným vtipem, pronikavostí některých přirovnání a vysvětlením dobových reálií jejich přesunem do současné doby. Pro spoustu lidí, kteří křesťanství nechápou kvůli způsobu, jakým je občas předáváno, může být kniha cestou, jak Ježíšovu příběhu porozumět. A ti, kdo evangelia znají, si tam také hodně najdou.