The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (Book)

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading “The Reason I Jump” is the best way I’ve found to improve one’s understanding of how a person with Autism thinks and feels. It’s an amazing perspective, described well, by 13-year-old Naoki.

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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (Book)

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives (Book)

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives
Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

“Messy” is filled with contrarian examples and anecdotes disputing the modern idea that the only way to be productive or creative is by sitting at a spotless desk in an empty room while Jonathan Ive stands behind you whispering design mantras in dulcet tones.

On the other hand, a spotless desk works wonders for some people.

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The Revenge of Analog (Book)

If ever a book was meant for me, “The Revenge of Analog“ is it.

David Sax dives into the ongoing resurgence of analog: film photography, paper notebooks, vinyl records, even education. I believe all of these things matter, and that their continued (and growing) use is for the better.

Sax perhaps sprinkles everything with a bit of unnecessary hyperbole, but he’s obviously excited about the same things I am, so I’ll forgive the excess.

“The Revenge of Analog” is a fun and informative read for anyone even remotely interested in the life or “real things”

The Revenge of Analog (Book)

Review: Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World
Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed Simple Rules. Some of the examples were useful. A Simple Rule I already follow is “Don’t keep reading if it seems to be repeating itself”. This book suffered from that problem, so I skimmed the second half and that’s that.

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Review: Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World