Book Notes: Invention: A Life by James Dyson

James Dyson's autobiography offers excellent advice for inventors, business owners, and anyone in manufacturing.

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Vaclav Smil delivers again with a book that discusses inventions that turned undesirable, that were supposed to dominate and don't, and others that we keep waiting for.

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Book Summary and Quotes: The Sovereignty of the Good by Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch argues that contemporary philosophy has replaced love and virtue ethics with freedom and authenticity.

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Book Summary and Notes: On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

A fantastic short essay on the topic of bullshit, offering up a salient and technical definition of the word.

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Book Summary and Notes: Christianity for Modern Pagans by Peter Kreeft

Kreeft believes that Pascal was ahead of his time as a philosopher and provides insight for modern non-believers.

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Book Quotes: The New Science of Strong Materials by J.E. Gordon

An intuitive and laymen's look into how materials behave and how engineers design using these materials.

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Book Summary and Quotes: Nietzsche by Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann provides perhaps the most important exposition of Nietzsche's philosophy ever written.

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Book Notes: Built to Last by Collins and Porras

Collins and Porras deep dive into 18 visionary companies and pull out key management principles.

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Book Summary and Notes: The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker

A practical guide to managing time, decision making, and communication in a business organization.

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Book Summary and Quotes: On the Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche

My personal book notes and important quotes. A follow-up to Beyond Good and Evil, he discusses bad vs evil, bad conscience, and asceticism.

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EP004 Do the Easiest Thing First

Do the simplest thing first when you need to gain momentum, mapping unknown territory, for emergency fixes, and when people are waiting.

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Book Summary and Notes: The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

My personal book notes and quotes. How disruptive technologies blindsided good companies, and strategies for avoiding these failures.

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Book Summary and Notes: The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

My personal book notes and quotes. The management and efficiency classic, The Goal communicates manufacturing principles through story.

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Book Summary and Notes: Metrics and Case Studies for Evaluating Engineering Designs

My personal book notes and quotes. Presented are metrics for evaluating engineering projects at a high level.

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Book Summary and Notes: A History of Christian Thought by Paul Tillich

My personal book notes and quotes. Tillich gives us a full overview of the history of Christian thought up to existentialism.

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Book Summary and Notes: The Power of Full Engagement by Loehr and Schwartz

My personal book notes and quotes. Managing your energy is more important than managing time; strategies for top performance.

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