January 2017 Package
January 2017 Package
Here you can purchase this package of 5 chapter-by-chapter books summaries, 5 pages each.
(Members can purchase the above package for only $12.)
Purchase any individual summary from this package for $5 below (members purchase them for $3):
This book by author Robert Greene (wiki, homepage) (also the author of The 50th Law) discusses the nebulous concept of “Mastery”, which is achieved once you’ve surpassed 10,000 hours of deliberate practice and delve into an intuitive feel for your field. Einstein, Mozart, Da Vinci, and Darwin were not borne geniuses; rather, they pursued their passions, studied meticulously for thousands of hours, and were able to spark a child-like creativity. You first submit to an Apprenticeship phase, in which you quietly observe and study from the sidelines. Then, you unlock your creativity and gain an intuitive Mastery.
“The power they have achieved is clearly the result of effort and process, not genetics or privilege.”
The author is a medical doctor who pulls from his personal experiences as well as concepts from Buddhism to elucidate how to cultivate an “undefeated mind”. You must first realize that becoming victorious over the obstacles in your life will lead to happiness. You then define your altruistic mission, and make a commitment to persevere, be prepared for inevitable obstacles and accept the pain. Cultivate gratitude and courageously face life while encouraging others along the way.
To become good at the art of strategy, one must understand “Game Theory” which (1) underpins how decisions are made in business and in life, and (2) lets you understand how others will respond as you offer them options. Game theory still requires artistic finesse but understanding the fundamentals will allow someone to become a better strategic thinker. This book delves into details regarding the definition of game theory, and its application to common business scenarios.
This book builds upon The Lean Startup and showcases how to apply a “lean” methodology to scaling a startup. It delves into how to properly measure success in a startup by defining a “traction” metric. It discusses specific strategies for how to identify and overcome constraints in your business. Finally, it gives specific details for how to define 2-week sprints in order to systematically scale your small business.
This book provides an optimistic, poetic look to the role the internet is playing in our lives. Having our heads in our phones is not necessarily a bad thing; we are more connected and productive than ever before. Technology has always rewired our brains; this time is nothing different. This book also explores how artists are adapting to modern technology, from the artistic renditions of compressed images, to interpreting Pinterest as a giant patchwork quilt.