What I learnt reading philosophy

I spent a good amount of time reading after quitting my full time job last year. I read on various subjects ranging from food, health, science, literature and philosophy. I found Philosophy the most interesting among them all. Some of my favorites were J Krishnamurti, Epicurus, Seneca, Socrates and Marcus Aurelius. I maintain my reading… Continue reading What I learnt reading philosophy

Socrates and his questionings

Socrates bought a fresh way of seeing any situation, thinking and responding to any challenge, conversation. Socrates, a famous Greek philosopher and founder of Western Philosophy [Wikipedia]. According to Socrates a truth is always outcome of discussion filled with logic and reason. Like other Stoic philosopher, he too stressed on having a human life filled with… Continue reading Socrates and his questionings

We are all Epicurus

Epicurus was Greek philosopher and founder of school of philosophy named Epicureanism. Centre of his Philosophy revolved around pleasure. According to Epicurus: “Pleasure is the beginning and the goal of a happy life” The school of philosophy aka Epicureanism was started on donation from wealthy people because they resonated with it. He spent all the money in setting… Continue reading We are all Epicurus

Notes from Reading: Enchiridion by Epictetus

Epictetus was one of the famous stoic philosopher. He was born as a slave in current day Turkey. He spent most part of his life in Rome and then later moved to Greece. Enchiridion is modern day notes, so this essentially are contents of Epictetus notebook. These are some of my Kindle notes: Men are disturbed not… Continue reading Notes from Reading: Enchiridion by Epictetus

Notes from reading: Influence by by Robert Cialdini

Cialdini to me appears to be father of social psychology. The book is one of the best and hugely recommended to anyone who is in selling business. {Are we all not selling business these days? 🙂 }. This book was recommended to me by Anurag  I would strongly recommend each and everyone to read this… Continue reading Notes from reading: Influence by by Robert Cialdini

Notes from reading: Nudge by Richard H Thaler

Spent reading Nudge this week. It was recommended to me by Anurag First half of the book reminds me of content and research papers discussed by  Cialdini in his book Influence and  Kahneman in Thinking fast and slow Nudge is a conscious kick we an individual need in making decisions. It can be ads simple… Continue reading Notes from reading: Nudge by Richard H Thaler

Notes from reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Finished reading Deep Work by Cal Newport. It is a 250 page odd read. I had high expectation from the book considering the aura, marketing created around it. Still I guess am able to recover price I paid for buying this book with some learnings. Cal has circled around his profession, Carl Jung secluded house,… Continue reading Notes from reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Notes from reading: On shortness of life by Seneca

Senaca was one advisor to emperor Nero from Rome. He was also one of the founding father of stoics school of philosophy.  In this chapter Seneca writes about our life  and how short our life is in general. These are some notes from the book: Life is short, art is long. Our life is amply… Continue reading Notes from reading: On shortness of life by Seneca