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Julia Galef: The Scout Mindset (2021, Portfolio) 4 stars

A better way to combat knee-jerk biases and make smarter decisions, from Julia Galef, the …

An interesting book about changing opinion

5 stars

The book puts in contrast "soldier mindset" and "scout mindset" as ways to both defend your ideas or check if your ideas are actually correct. It is a nice text on being aware on why often lie to ourselves in order to avoid uncomfortable changes in world view.

Shane Parrish: Clear Thinking (2023, Penguin Publishing Group) 4 stars

It was a nice read. It may have no novel concept at all but it is a delightful compilation of important learnings from other places. I see it may be used in two ways:

As a shallow introduction to a lot of different books that you can afterwards read. You will find easily 20-25 books to dig deeper into all the subjects here.

As a refresher for a lot of different things.

I've enjoyed every second of it.

Walter Isaacson: Elon Musk (2023, Simon & Schuster) 4 stars

From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate …

Well... It explains a lot of things. XD

Walter Isaacson is an amazing biographer. He can speak about anyone from what I find to be a wonderful realistic perspective. Avoiding being perplexed by the bells and whistles is something necessary to write this kind of works.

There are a lot of learnings in this book. Do not let love or hate for the main character eclipse a good learning.