Tomas Vik

Book cover Pierce Brown - Golden Son

Pierce Brown - Golden Son

Trilogy: Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star It would be hard not to spoil the first book when talking about what happened in the second, so I’ll instead talk about some aspects of the trilogy …

Finished 28 August 2020

Book cover Pierce Brown - Red Rising

Pierce Brown - Red Rising

Trilogy: Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star Red rising is what happens when you cross-bread Brave New World with The Maze Runner and the Game of Thrones. Even though the book’s concepts are …

Finished 23 August 2020

Book cover Douglas E. Harding - On Having No Head

Douglas E. Harding - On Having No Head

I’ve heard about Douglas' book when I read Waking Up from Sam Harris. On Having No Head is a spiritual book, first published in 1961. Giving a good pointer to what Buddha might have meant when …

Finished 17 August 2020

Book cover Ryan Singer - Shape Up

Ryan Singer - Shape Up

This book is free to read or download on the Basecamp website. This short book (130 pages) is a great overview of the product development process used by Basecamp. As it is always the case with books …

Finished 14 August 2020

Book cover Terry Pratchett - Men at Arms

Terry Pratchett - Men at Arms

After reading Guards! Guards!, I was hooked to the Watch series and this book was no disappointment. Pratchett develops the peculiar characters of the Ankh-Morpork city night watch (Nobby, Carrot) …

Finished 9 August 2020

Book cover Fried, Hansson - It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Fried, Hansson - It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

This is the third book from the duo Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. Rework was about product design, Remote was about remote work, this one is about company culture and processes to support …

Finished 19 July 2020

Book cover David Allen - Getting Things Done

David Allen - Getting Things Done

This book had to be revolutionary during its time (2001), but even though the book was updated in 2015, it feels lagging in time. Especially the parts where the author focuses on in-trays and office …

Finished 8 July 2020

Book cover Terry Pratchett - Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett - Guards! Guards!

This is the fantasy series I was looking for. After reading this book, I’m using the Discworld reading guide to binge read all the watch novels. This book is following the story of a police unit …

Finished 3 July 2020

Book cover Gary Provost - 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

Gary Provost - 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

One of Gary’s tips is “Make yourself likeable”. And does he make a good job of it. The book describes the rules of both style and grammar in a way that’s easy to digest and …

Finished 19 June 2020

Book cover Sönke Ahrens - How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers

Sönke Ahrens - How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers

This book is a good introduction into the motivation and science behind using atomic interconnected notes, a method known as slip-box or German Zettelkasten. The massive drawback of the book is that …

Finished 6 June 2020