Yuval Noah Harari starts by explaining how humanity has solved
famine, plague and war and will therefore focus on advancing humans
themselves (even if you ignore COVID-19 and the Ukraine invasion,
what about the climate crisis?).
God is dead and the new religion, Humanism, has the goal to create super-humans,
therefore creating the next evolutionary stage after Homo Sapiens: Homo Deus.
It’s a collection of numbered statements from human and humanoid employees on a
space ship after the crew took on some “objects” from the planet
The statements are not ordered so you only get pieces to the puzzle and nothing
makes sense in the beginning.
When I first heard of this book I immediately dismissed it, mostly due to the
title sounding weird to me.
But this book popped up again on reading lists and recommendation threads all
over the internet and people were praising it.
When I finally decided to check it out, I was pleasantly surprised.
Do you feel naked without your phone with you?
Are you spending too much time on social media?
It’s not your fault, but you can do something against it.
Humans have evolved over millions of years to read social cues in face-to-face
conversations and we’re having a hard time figuring out the digital “replacements” that came up in the last decades.
American democracy has worked by relying on two norms: Mutual tolerance and
Donald Trump openly violated these norms, but he wasn’t the first—in fact the
GOP has been on a shift away from democracy’s guard rails since 2008.
This book sat on my shelf for the better part of last year.
After reading a few non-fiction books I longed for a novel and decided to pick
It took me the first 100 pages to really get into it, but then I was immerged
into the fascinating world of the desert planet Arrakis (or “Dune”) with its
sand worms, the Bene Gesserit sisterhood with superhuman powers, the native
Freemen who learned to live in the harsh environment, the intrigues, the
politics and the religion.
This book opened my eyes to the systematic exclusion of women in areas I didn’t see before.
Did you know, for example, that crash tests are in most cases done with male dummies only, which results in cars being way more dangerous to drive for women?
I’ve read a few management books and this one stands out for being so hands-on.
Sarah Drasner provides systems for your everyday work as an engineering manager
and guides you through your different areas of responsibility in four parts:
Chris Voss makes this non-fiction book exciting by telling stories from real
hostage negotiations from his time at the FBI.
Each chapter is about a specific tactic and filled with psychological
information as well as real-world experience and has a nice summary at the end
(remind me to collate those into my notes).