Review: Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

My thoughts on: Work Rules! By Laszlo Bock. And a bit about the Google Memo craziness at the end. I always give tags to the books I read using Goodreads, that way I can easily find them in the future and I can measure how many of each type of book I’ve read thus far, …

On Good Stories, Good Endings and Isaac Asimov.

Jeff Goins in his book “You are a Writer” explains that, regardless of how much you write and how good you are at it, you *are* a writer as long as you *write*. I believe there’s a certain truth in it. First, society defines who you are by what you’re providing to it. If you’re …

A lonely wolf

“You don’t realize how lonely you are, until the person that scares away the loneliness is gone”, he said to himself. “I should post on Facebook a pitiful post about my best friend suddenly disappearing and about how much I miss him”, he continued, in his head. “But thinking myself an intellectual I wouldn’t be …

To understand each other is to live, to understand ourselves is to be happy.

The ability of self-denial and self-loathing are very human characteristics. We wouldn’t think of any animal loathing itself or having self-denial issues, even though some do. Even when others praise us for what we do, for our accomplishments and virtues, rarely we are capable of seeing through their eyes to find our own greatness shone …

I’m just a crazy old man on a blue box! And now I don’t even have the blue box!

  I’ve just realised something funny yet interesting and quite insightful about myself. There’s this thing I’ve done since I have memory, or at least since internet chats exist. You can call an Obed thing, one of those things that define people you know and you kind of expect it to happen from time to …