“Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”, by Nassim-Nicholas Taleb – the fourth book I like a lot

I read “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder“, by Nassim-Nicholas Taleb.

The main message fot eh book is that we should not seek to live a life without any errors, but instead learn to constantly overcome small errors, thus becoming stronger, and thus capable of handling big problems, when they arise.

Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, and proposing that things be built in an antifragile manner. Extremely ambitious and multidisciplinary, Antifragility provides a blueprint for how to behave-and thrive-in a world we don’t understand and which is too uncertain for us to even try to understand. He who is not antifragile will perish.

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About “Anything You Want” by Derek Sivers

In “Anything You Want” book by Derek Sivers (“40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur”), you find lessons from 10 years of experience in one hour, designed to be immediately usable for your own business or project.

I liked the book a lot, very nice. I had just one issue with it – you said something like that the main focus of an entrepreneur is to remember he/she is happy, so if at some point they don’t like the business anymore, the could sell it, like Derek did, instead of struggling with it a lot.

I think there’s a difference between what makes me happy on the short term (eating ice cream) and on the long-term (not getting sick by eating too much ice cream for longer periods of time). So, yes, you can definitely go out of a business if that makes you happy in the short term. But if you think you can move the world in the long run, you could give that business a chance.

Other than that, a nice book! Recommended.

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Wonder (2017) – the seventh movie I like a lot

Yesterday I watched Wonder (2017).

It’s the seventh movie I like a lot, after Le Notti di Cabiria (1957), The Grey (2012), Gattaca (1997), Saving Mr. Banks (2013)The Butterfly Effect (2004), Inside Out (2015).

I looked at the list above, and noticed that most of the movies in the list are dramas, and only two are comedies. Only one movie is an action movie. I noticed I tend to avoid dramas, and watch action movies, and comedies more. That’s a bit of a strange choice, given the context.

“Wonder” is a delicate movie, gives you some perspectives on life. I don’t consider it very realistic, it gives an unrealistic optimism over life. And I think that’s a good thing, movies should do that. You don’t watch a movie for the brutal truth, but for the good it should bring in you.

Otherwise, it’s a powerful movie, with tough emotions. I haven’t cried, though. :)

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Recommended book: “Irresistible” by Adam Alter


This book (“Irresistible” by Adam Alter) can be useful if:
A. You want to know more about your internet / technology dependence. It focuses in particular on Facebook / gaming addiction, but it goes through more aspects.
b. You are interested in the influence of technology / Online on children.
c. Are you interested in concepts such as gamification in the business (how to make “gamification” products), or how to make an attractive online project, what “hooks” to use.

The key word of the book: addiction (Internet mainly, but also games and technology in particular).

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Carte recomandată: “Irresistible” – Adam Alter


Cartea “Irresistible”, scrisă de Adam Alter vă poate fi utilă dacă:
a. Vreți să știți mai multe despre dependența voastră de Internet / tehnologie. Se axează în special pe dependența de Facebook / Gaming, dar trece prin mai multe.
b. Vă interesează influența tehnologiei asupra copiilor.
c. Vă interesează concepte precum gamification în business (cum să faci produse care să fie pe modelul “gamification”), sau cum să faci un proiect online care să fie atrăgător, ce “hooks” să folosești.

Cuvântul-cheie al cărții: adicție (de Internet, în principal, dar și de jocuri și tehnologie, în particular).

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Cel mai bun browser din ultimii 8 ani – FireFox Quantum

Am testat, de-a lungul anilor, mai multe browsere. Am folosit, desigur, la început, Internet Explorer, am trecut pe Netscape Navigator pentru funcționalități sporite, Opera pentru viteza de lucru sporită, Mozilla FireFox pentru numeroasele extensii, Google Chrome pentru viteză și ulterior pentru extensii.

De când a apărut Google Chrome (2008), și, ulterior, de când am început să îl folosesc mai intens (2009/2010), nu am găsit un browser mai bun. Mai foloseam Mozilla FireFox pentru unele extensii, o variantă mai veche de Opera (12) pentru abilitatea de a deschide ușor câteva sute de taburi, dar cam asta a fost tot.

Safari, Edge, alte browsere nici nu se apropiau de combinația între viteză, memorie ocupată și extensii. Pe anumite aspecte, existau browsere mai bune – Mozilla FireFox la extensii, alte browsere la viteză și memorie. Dar nimic care să fie semnificativ mai bun, în ansamblu.

Intră în scenă – FireFox Quantum (DOWNLOAD »). Are toate trei aspectele mai bune decât la Google Chrome: viteză, memorie, extensii (la acest punct e discutabil, dar pentru nevoile mele sunt mai bune cele ale FireFox decât cele ale Google Chrome).

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