Books

Book I’ve read, and some notes from them.

Born on a blue day

September 18th, 2021

A few years ago I watched a documentary about a UK based savant called Daniel Tammet who had a unique ability to experience numbers as colours and/or sensations, a condition …

Diary of a Legionnaire. My Life in the French Foreign Legion

July 19th, 2015
Diary of a Legionnaire. My Life in the French Foreign Legion

Diary of a Legionnaire, written by Gareth Carins is the author’s first hand account of joining the infamous French Foreign Legion.

Gareth, who after University worked as a trainee Quantity Surveyor …

The Backpacker

January 11th, 2014
the-backpacker

The Backpacker is an enjoyable series of interconnected stories that keep you entertained throughout. Reading it makes you want to take the author’s lead by giving up your day job, …

The 80 Minute MBA: Everything You’ll Never Learn at Business School

December 21st, 2012
The 80 Minute MBA

Notes from The 80 Minute MBA, written by Richard Reeves and John Knell.

Short Summary

I don’t even know where to start with this one. This should have been …

Anything You Want

January 2nd, 2012

Notes from Anything you want, written by Derek Sivers.

Short Summary

Derek Sivers sold his company CD Baby in 2008 for $22 million dollars. This tiny book is ten …

How to Make Money from your Digital Images

May 20th, 2010

Notes from How to make money from your digital images, written by Douglas Freer.

Short Summary

I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this book when I bought it …