On Movies vs Books and Emotionally Rewarding Activities.

Imagine you’re watching a fantastic movie. One of your favorites or one you’ve never seen before; imagine that surge of expectation, the feeling of elation as you wait for something to happen, as you slowly understand the plot the movie has been trying to build, that moment when understanding washes over you and you feel …

The last of Dune. Thoughts on “Chapterhouse” and the journey of reading Dune.

I started reading Dune mid-2016, and among the 50 or so books I read that year, Dune was the best one of them. A marvellous book, a fantastic story, a gorgeous and mind-blowing journey through its pages, characters and settings. Frank Herbert truly created a work of art within the Dune pages. It was a …

Thinking Fast and Slow. Understanding Human Behavior. A Review.

Reviewing books as complex and important as this one is hard. It took me almost 5 months to get through this book. I read about 10 other books in the meantime. Thinking Fast and Slow is such a heavy book to read, the amount of information it contains is astonishingly high, and the information astonishingly …

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 …

My top 10 books of 2016 and what they taught me.

I love reading books. Books are a unique form of information. An article purpose is to dwell into a particular topic and cover as best as possible in the least words possible. The shorter and more to the point an article, the better. This applies to newspapers, blogs, magazines or Wikipedia. The same could be said to apply …

The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

As a Hugo Award winner of 1980, The Fountains of Paradise is an interesting book. By now, I’m used to surprises. All the Hugo winners must be special in one way or another. With this one, Clarke doesn’t really explain the purpose of the book until later. Who’s the hero? What’s the drama? What’s the …