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Bloody Ruminations

"Of all the written I love only that which he writes with his blood...for he who writes in blood does not want to be read, but to be learnt by heart." ~F. N.

Currently reading

The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells
Ben Bova
Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Dover Thrift Editions)
William Kaufman, Helen Zimmern, Friedrich Nietzsche
Zen 24/7: All Zen, All the Time
Philip Toshio Sudo
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Neil A. Fiore
Total Diplomacy: The Art Of Winning Risk
Ehsan Honary
Art of Problem Solving P
Russell L. Ackoff
Master the AP Calculus AB & BC (Peterson's Ap Calculus Ab & Bc)
Mark Wilding, Arco, Peterson's
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz

Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do

Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do - Shoya Zichy "Don't Read the Whole Book" makes an amazing tagline in these busy days. I skimmed through the book in an one hour sitting, the reason was one certain blogger's recommendation.
It is usually noted that people with my MBTI profile, "INTj"s -what this book calls Introvert Blue/Golds- are more interested in typing people than other types; maybe because we want people to make sense and the theory evolved by Jung, Myers-Briggs and Keirsey provides the intellectual foundation for it. So naturally, I would enjoy any book that is entangled with ideas regarding types.
This book's amazing part for me was its introduction to typing, where the author shares an imaginary visit of a hypothetical company where the organization's structural system is developed based on MBTI types and Keirsey's four temperaments. It is an inspiring read and makes you want quit your job and build the company that would fulfill that vision, if you know what I mean.
Yet the book soon falls in abysses of bore and you can predict the content of all the pages to come, specially if you have a base knowledge of MBTI. There is no further plot twists, and the book end right there, in the abysses of bore. Of course you can always listen to the authors initial advice and "don't Read the Whole Book".