The book was with me for over a year, I have realized over time you cannot read things you buy at an instant. As the title suggests book talks about people who predict or hedge bets on future events. Below are the excerpts from the book summarizing them.
Success has many friends. Starting their Europe trip, press and everyone called them a bluff. After their successful fly in France, everything changed overnight. When you become successful, everyone tries to associate with you. They all want to be part of the glory. Smart people know who to bank on a part of their journey […]
Recently I finally picked up The Compound Effect, Suraj had recommended me this book. I liked the simplicity and size in which the author gets done by sharing everything. The book made me feel like a condensed version of Grit, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and The power of habit. The book is divided into 6 […]
Choice is about being self-aware. Choice is about owning our life and decisions. Choice is about not blaming others for our failures. Choice is about loving yourself more.
Reading Wright Brothers makes me realize that naysayers have existed since inception. Added screenshot of two incidents where they denounced flying & fun of the experiments. In the end, it is our self-belief that keeps us going. It requires hard work, perseverance, persistence. Quitting after trying few times is easy.
While reading The Wright Brothers, I felt great knowing the reception bicycle got from society. It took everyone by surprise and opening a bicycle shop was a craze. The Wright Brothers started a bicycle shop after failing in the printing press business. This reminds me of Benjamin Franklin and his career. 🙂 Added some excerpts […]
Bullshitters are individuals who claim knowledge or expertise in an area where they actually have little experience or skills. I was reading this interesting paper and below are the summary. Data: They collected data from over 40000 participants across 9 countries with various socio-economic backgrounds and genders. Other related paper: Bullshitters are found to exhibit […]
I was reading: What manner of man. The book is a memorial biography of Martin Luther King Jr. While reading the book, I got to know many new things. How Mahatma Gandhi and non-violence played a role in King’s life, his utmost belief in Christ, and his attitude of not giving up. His famous speech: […]
Peter Colaco’s Bangalore is a great depiction of Bangalore. He wrote it in 2003 with all his childhood memories about the sprawling city. The book has lovely illustrations by Paul Fernandes. The book is an absolute delight for anyone and everyone who wants to know about this city. Peter has shared Bangalore’s story in one […]
I was watching this Video of Shashi Tharoor about British atrocities during 200 years of rule. After the video finished, Youtube suggested an hour-long video of his. After watching the video, I learned many more things about their LOOT, robbery. I ended up buying his book title: the era of darkness India was not only […]