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reviewed 21 lessons for the 21st century

An entertaining read that reminds you what's truly worth worrying about

4 star

Harari does a great job about talking about grand things. This book is a collection of loosely connected essays that try to speculate and pose questions about the important matters of the 21st Century (according to Harari). What makes this book work really well is the author's background as a historian, that gives him a wide perspective quite unlike the …

21 lessons for the 21st century (2018)

4 star

21 lessons for the 21st century by

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues.

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations …

reviewed The Design of Everyday Things

A painful read that was worth the knowledge within

3 star

I think I would have disliked this book less if it did not contain any useful knowledge, at least it would have saved me the pain of reading through the dry as sandpaper prose. It manages to have long winding sentences that fail to even be poetic or colourful. An example opening passage:

"Mistakes result from the choice of inappropriate …

The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback, 2013, Basic Books)

3 star

The Design of Everyday Things by

Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems …

rated 21 lessons for the 21st century

4 star

21 lessons for the 21st century (2018)

4 star

21 lessons for the 21st century by

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues.

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations …

finished reading Make It Stick

Make It Stick (Hardcover, 2014, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

2 star

Make It Stick by , ,

To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors …

reviewed Make It Stick

Great information, but dragged on for too long

2 star

The book started out pretty great, and the first two chapters were pretty nice.

But the book starts becoming a drag soon enough. The writers indulge too much in examples, many of which do not map perfectly to the point they are trying to make. You cannot even remember the point they are trying to make by the time you …

Make It Stick (Hardcover, 2014, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

2 star

Make It Stick by , ,

To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors …