Lessons Learned From Reading More Than 40 Books in 2020

Lessons Learned From Reading More Than 40 Books in 2020

This year, I’ve been able to read 43 books so far. In dedicating hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to reading, I’ve learned some unexpected lessons.

Reading without applying knowledge is useless

Before diving into a book, it’s important to know why you’re reading this book. What do you want to get out of it? What…

My experience with the digital declutter recommended in digital minimalism

How Cal Newport’s Digital Declutter Changed My Life

Over the past 30 days, I tried out the digital declutter described in Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. I learned a lot from Newport’s book and highly recommend it. If you haven’t read Digital Minimalism, you can read my summary and review here. …

On The Struggles Of Learning To Produce

Why I Find Writing So Hard

For whatever reason, I continually put off writing. It’s one of those things that I tend to enjoy doing in the moment, but struggle to get myself to do. Day after day, I tell myself that I’m going to produce something. …

Shocking Facts About Money in America

12 Things I Learned From Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

I recently finished reading Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. It was a pretty informative read full of practical and applicable information. The ideas in the book were pretty simple. That said, even though doing the right thing is simple, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

The main example of this…

My Takeaways and Opinion on Grit

Grit by Angela Duckworth was a fantastic read and I’m excited to share a summary and review of it with you.

Grit is broken down into three parts:

  1. What Grit Is and Why It Matters
  2. Growing Grit from the Inside Out
  3. Growing Grit from the Outside In

Within these three…

My Takeaways and Opinion on Digital Minimalism

A Summary and Review of Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

I just finished Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport and am excited to share a summary and review. Cal Newport is one of my favorite authors. I like the fact that he is a computer science professor. …

My Takeaways and Opinion on Essentialism

I just finished reading Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. Essentialism was a great read and I’m excited to share a summary of the book with you.

I will warn you up front: this isn’t a short summary. …

Mistakes I’ve made preparing for technical interviews

Technical interviews can be super challenging. Very few people enjoy getting in front of a whiteboard to solve a tough coding question. That said, many companies use technical interviews in their hiring process for software engineers. …

The 4 Apps That I Use Daily to Increase My Productivity

Apps That Help Me Live a More Productive Life

For a while, I’ve been experimenting with ways in which I can leverage technology to be more productive. I’ve tried dozens of apps and kept only the ones that work well for me. …

My Take on When

When by Daniel Pink is a fascinating read about the science of perfect timing. Before reading this book, I hadn’t thought much about how significant the role timing plays in my own life. Timing is easy to overlook, but crucial to outcomes that impact our livelihood.

The book is broken…

David Peletz

data scientist interested in AI and NLP davidpeletz.com

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