Hiding your hero in plain sight: Duncan Idaho and the genius of Frank Herbert’s Dune

Frank Herbert is considered by many to be one of the best science fiction writers of all time. He wrote the classic, astounding and eye-opening Dune, the best selling sci-fi novel of all time, alongside 6 more Dune series books. Each one of them a masterpiece of storytelling, imagination and inter-connected stories. Dune is a …

How to create powerful habits that breed success: a review of Atomic Habits.

Atomic Habits highlights how every successful businessman, athlete, student or leader, is successful, not due to their goal setting or willpower but due to systems that enable them to accomplish greatness. What are these systems? The thing that controls most of our days and lives: habits.

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 …