I've been running around with a camera since I was 15. Thousands of hours, and hundreds of thousands of photographs later, I've developed (pun intended) quite a knack for it. But 99,9999% of my photographs end up in the digital darkroom of doom: neatly organised in a folder somewhere on my hard drive. There, my art resides on life support, hidden away from anyone's eyes to see. How sad. Here I explain why I now have decided give away all …
Sharing my story of doubt about putting this blog "out there". Where irrational fears and Tall Poppy Syndrome comes from. How to overcome your irrational fears by scheduling acts of courage to happen on auto-pilot later.
8/10. Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions we all make in our lives, and our choices can massively impact the our own lives and other people. Yet, what aspects we consider important vary wildly from person to person. This book argues that the potential to make a positive impact in the world should be emphasised strongly when making career choices.
I've read about 30 books in the last 3 months alone. This is a guide to consuming a lot of valuable information, even if your calendar already seems to be overflowing with commitments 24/7. By choosing the right media, finding time and sharing your new knowledge with others, you too can become a voracious reader, without spending all day in the library.
Safe is the new risky, risky is the new safe. We are entering The Fourth Economy, a new economic period – here I explain what that means, why we should care, and what we can do to prepare ourselves for a new era. The rules of work have changed – if we want to thrive going forwards, we too must change.
8/10. The author is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist in San Francisco. In this book, he shares the 10 most common reasons why technology founders fail, and how to avoid them. The fallacies presented are useful to be aware of, but I think the underlying startup stories in the book is what makes it an interesting read.
Superconnector Jayson Gaignard shares the least sleazy networking advice I know – invite awesome, interesting people to dinner! Applying the lessons from this book has lead to loads of new relationships that I still cherish to this day. If you like connecting good people, you'll love this book.
To be effective, you must to know yourself, and to act accordingly. By being aware of your strengths, weaknesses, how you learn and how you work best, you are able to make better decisions and create better results. It is short, to the point and very useful - read it if you're interested in personal growth and increasing your overall effectiveness.
Entrepreneur and practical philosopher Derek Sivers shares his best wisdom in this short book that you can read in an hour or two. It is JAM PACKED with great advice – primarily about business, but he also adds a good deal of life advice to the mix. Read it if are or aspire to be an entrepreneur of any kind.
10 books to kick-start a good life, ranging from personal development to money, relationships, the subtle art of not giving a fuck, and the meaning of life itself.