Lessons Learned From Reading More Than 40 Books in 2020

Lessons Learned From Reading More Than 40 Books in 2020
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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 do you expect to learn from it? How can you apply what you learn to your life? We shouldn’t simply read to regurgitate random information and be able to tell others about how well-read we are.

Quality over quantity


My experience with the digital declutter recommended in digital minimalism

How Cal Newport’s Digital Declutter Changed My Life
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On The Struggles Of Learning To Produce

Why I Find Writing So Hard
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Shocking Facts About Money in America

12 Things I Learned From Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
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My Takeaways and Opinion on Grit

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  1. Growing Grit from the Inside Out
  2. Growing Grit from the Outside In

Part 1: What Grit Is and Why It Matters

Chapter 1: Showing Up

In any field, the most successful people are lucky and talented. High achievers keep going after failures, stick things out, are constantly driven to improve, and are “paragons of perseverance.”

My Takeaways and Opinion on Digital Minimalism

A Summary and Review of Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
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My Takeaways and Opinion on Essentialism

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Mistakes I’ve made preparing for technical interviews

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  1. Looking at a problem’s solution too soon
  2. Not taking the time to deeply understand a…

The 4 Apps That I Use Daily to Increase My Productivity

Apps That Help Me Live a More Productive Life
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The apps that I use to increase my productivity are:

  1. Trello
  2. Toggl
  3. Forest
  4. Productive


Trello is a task management software that enables a user to create Kanban-style lists. I use Trello every day to track what I have to do. I like the fact that I can separate my tasks into different lists. I have a…

My Take on When

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  1. beginnings, endings, and in between
  2. synching and thinking

David Peletz

data scientist interested in AI and NLP davidpeletz.com

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