Sam Bleckley | The Church of Interruption

Sam Bleckley, (Bleckley n.d.) Summary Two dominant styles of conversation are: Interrupt (Church of interruption): Interrupt when you want to talk and allow others to do the same Wait (Church of strong civility): Wait your turn to talk, and intentionally provide others the chance to speak The specifics of each style of communication are only relevant in the context of the other. You interrupt You wait I interrupt Mutually understood I talk over you I wait You talk over me Mutually understood Thoughts Interrupt people, sometimes...

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Donella H. Meadows and Diana Wright | Thinking in Systems: A Primer

TODO_AUTHOR, (Meadows and Wright 2008) Summary Thoughts Notes Thinking in Systems: A Primer (Donella H. Meadows) Your Highlight on page 11 | Location 163-165 | Added on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:35:32 PM what is a system? A system is a set of things—people, cells, molecules, or whatever—interconnected in such a way that they produce their own pattern of behavior over time. The system may be buffeted, constricted, triggered, or driven by outside forces....

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels | The Communist Manifesto

TODO_AUTHOR, (Marx et al. 2014) Summary Thoughts Notes The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx) Your Highlight on page 2 | Location 28-31 | Added on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 1:36:09 PM my knowledge of Western society was not based on hearsay and my political outlook and inclinations were communistic precisely for that reason: the reality of what I witnessed and experienced in capitalist America prior to 1953 (the year my father moved the family to Moscow) struck me as being far less just, democratic, and humane than the theory of socialism which, as my father never tired telling me, was practiced in the Soviet Union....

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Ursula K. Le Guin | The Dispossessed

TODO_AUTHOR, (Le Guin 2002) Summary Thoughts Notes The Dispossessed (Ursula K. Le Guin) Your Highlight on page 327 | Location 5009-5013 | Added on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 1:57:42 AM their official form, quickly become plutocracies (societies governed by the rich). Many socialists and communists argued that the path to reform lay through collective ownership of the means of production to ensure that there would be no rich. The transition to full economic democracy would be managed by a centralized, all-powerful government....

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Naval Ravikant | The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

TODO_AUTHOR, (Ravikant and Jorgenson 2020) Summary Thoughts Notes The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness (Eric Jorgenson) Your Highlight on page 15 | Location 221-222 | Added on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:48:30 PM You’re not going to get rich renting out your time. You must own equity—a piece of a business—to gain your financial freedom. ======== The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness (Eric Jorgenson)...

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Oliver Burkeman | Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

TODO_AUTHOR, (Burkeman 2021) Summary Thoughts Notes Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals (Oliver Burkeman) Your Highlight on page 7 | Location 101-102 | Added on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:08:29 AM “hustle”—relentless work not as a burden to be endured but as an exhilarating lifestyle choice, ======== Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals (Oliver Burkeman) Your Highlight on page 14 | Location 202-203 | Added on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:16:01 AM The real problem isn’t our limited time....

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Robert M. Sapolsky | Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

TODO_AUTHOR, (Sapolsky 2017) Summary Thoughts Notes Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Robert M. Sapolsky) Your Highlight on page 7 | Location 94-96 | Added on Saturday, June 27, 2015 12:42:34 AM This is a central point of this book—we don’t hate violence. We hate and fear the wrong kind of violence, violence in the wrong context. Because violence in the right context is different. ======== Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Robert M....

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William Braxton Irvine | A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

TODO_AUTHOR, (Irvine 2009) Summary Thoughts Notes A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (William Braxton Irvine) Your Highlight on page 7 | Location 98-100 | Added on Friday, June 26, 2015 11:27:59 PM I saw no need to ponder a philosophy of life. I instead felt comfortable with what is, for almost everyone, the default philosophy of life: to spend one’s days seeking an interesting mix of affluence, social status, and pleasure....

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Dale Carnegie | How to Win Friends and Influence People

TODO_AUTHOR, (Carnegie 2022) Summary Thoughts Notes How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie) Your Note on page 14 | Location 205 | Added on Friday, June 26, 2015 10:33:31 PM weekly retrospective ======== How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie) Your Highlight on page 13 | Location 198-205 | Added on Friday, June 26, 2015 10:33:31 PM After dinner I went off by myself, opened my engagement book, and thought over all the interviews, discussions and meetings that had taken place during the week....

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Niccolò Machiavelli | The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli, (Machiavelli 1998) Summary Thoughts Notes Prince, The - Niccolo Machiavelli, Harvey Mansfield Your Highlight on page 6-6 | Added on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 3:31:00 PM The renown of The Prince is precisely to have been the first and the best book to argue that politics has and should have its own rules and should not accept rules of any kind or from any source where the object is not to win or prevail over others ========...

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