As we rolled into 2017 I was reading The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and read at every opportunity while on holiday.
Then I had to go back to work.
My 20 minutes on the train each morning and evening is not enough to get through a book quickly, especially if you are enjoying it. Fortunately I had downloaded the companion audio book from Audible that syncs with your reading position on your Kindle. I could keep listening to the book while I walked into the office. That lead to listening on my walks at lunch time. Before I knew it I was listening to the book all the time, and not reading it.
It is funny how your preferences can change. I have not listened to an audio book for a while. Preferring reading and podcasts. But I enjoyed this one. Continue reading The Cause and Effect of Antibiotics
I am not average. Any part of me that is average is a fluke. Sheer chance. A statistical anomaly.
Some times a theme pops out during my reading and listening routine. I can’t get this one line out of my head, as heard on the Tim Ferris Show.
… extremes inform the mean, but not vice versa.
Dan Formosa, PhD
Continue reading Are You Average?
In February this year I decided to commit to one blog post a week. I have thought about blogging on and off for over ten years. I had a couple of false starts. I mostly quit out of embarrassment. Not that I ever actually was. I had to post something first for that to happen. But out of fear of embarrassment.
Continue reading Out of Fear of Embarrassment
You make many tiny decisions every day, on every project.
If you are not making them, you are facilitating the process.
Some you care about. Some you don’t. (AIWATT)
Continue reading Many Tiny Decisions, Every Day
Last night, two storms swept over Brisbane in the late afternoon and early evening. Neither of the storms went directly over our house. We caught the fringes of the first storm, but nothing of the second storm. The first went to the west of us, and the second to the east.
Why was I paying so much attention to this detail? Continue reading Why doesn’t it rain on me?
This is a look back at the non-fiction books I have read this year. It has been interesting spotting a few themes, and quotes, in multiple books. Continue reading My 2016 in Books