Find ideas on what to read next and read my essays on some notable works.
Excerpts from Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl on the joy of discovery and the mysterious wonder of the smallness and magnitude of a scientific finding.
This is part 2 on how Asian and Western minds differ, summarizing the key findings from Richard Nisbett’s social psychology studies.
In an interesting series of social psychology studies, Richard Nisbett outlines why and how asian and western minds differ. This is part 1.
“Reading well…is thus not only a good in itself… It also serves to keep our minds alive and growing.” – Adler
Two new books released today that celebrate women and science, two subjects that are great on their own, but super fascinating when combined.
How my reading habits change as a result of reading more slowly, aiming to gain understanding and wisdom instead of speed.
The art of thinking two thoughts at once. In the wonders of living, experiences that seemingly contradict each other can co-exist.
Not only excellence makes good business sense, it also enhances people’s experiences and fulfills our lives.
What takes places before learning? There must be an initial inequality between the learner and the teacher. Here we explore the role of awe in life and learning.
Mortimer Adler defines the art of reading in his classic work, How to Read a Book. A book that challenges our understanding deserves highly skilled reading.
Why I don’t have a book goal this year. Reading for wisdom requires a slow pace and deliberations. Also introducing How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler.
This post is a continuation of the Best Reads of 2015 list. See Part 1 here. 6. Lelaki Harimau (Man Tiger) by Eka Kurniawan Eka Kurniawan is an Indonesian author whose two works, Man Tiger and Beauty is a Wound, have been recently translated and published in...