Review: The One Minute Manager

Posted in Management, Reading

The One Minute Manager takes about 20 minutes to read through. And I can save you 19 minutes by summarizing the three things that the managerial protagonist in the book learns from the One Minute …

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Review: The Dark Forest

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The Dark Forest is the second book in the sci-fi trilogy The Three Body Problem. I had previously reviewed the first book, so skip this post if you don’t want to be spoiled, or at …

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Review: Death by Video Game

Posted in Games, Reading

Video games, as an expressive medium, has always inspired other forms of media. From music concerts to massive online forums to dedicated video streaming sites, there are many vibrant communities of gamers whose passion for …

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Review: The Three Body Problem

Posted in Reading

Science fiction is not a particularly huge genre in China as far as I can tell. Chinese stories – film, books, and television – set in the dynastic periods are common, but fiction about scientific …

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Review: Evo Moment 37

Posted in Games, Reading

Fighting games are a pretty old-school genre. As far as I can tell, they became massively popular back in the dimly-lit arcades of the 90s, the ultimate culmination of one-on-one battles between players. It took …

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Review: Career Superpowers

Posted in Engineering, Reading

Self-improvement books – at least the ones I read – fall into two categories. There are those who claim to unmask universal truths via research and corroboration across many different sources, and the rest draw …

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Review: The Alliance

Posted in Management, Reading

I enjoyed The Alliance. It’s Reid Hoffman’s second book on work and career management, with insights and many actionable points of advice to deal with our current job environment of shorter job stints and ambiguous …