Book Notes – Dynasty by Tom Holland

Dynasty is my fourth Tom Holland book, so can get the point that I like this writing. His Rubicon is my favorite contemporary book about Ancient Rome, and Dynasty is sort-of the sequel – the chronicle of Rome of Augustus, Tiberius and the rest of the...

Book Notes – The Little Book of Talent

The Little Book of Talent is a short, straight-forward book with very good advice on skill building. Recommended. Here are some of my highlights: – Before practicing, use a few minutes to look into role models for inspiration – Practice in “spartan” (or...

What I’ve Been Reading – October 2015

“One of my students (who was majoring in, of all subjects, economics) asked me for a rule on what to read. “As little as feasible from the last twenty years, except history books that are not about the last fifty years,” I blurted out, with irritation…” –...

What I’ve Been Reading – September 2015

“One of my students (who was majoring in, of all subjects, economics) asked me for a rule on what to read. “As little as feasible from the last twenty years, except history books that are not about the last fifty years,” I blurted out, with irritation…” –...

What I’ve Been Reading – August 2015

“One of my students (who was majoring in, of all subjects, economics) asked me for a rule on what to read. “As little as feasible from the last twenty years, except history books that are not about the last fifty years,” I blurted out, with irritation…” –...