Jason Fried
Book Recommendations

  • Revising Prose

    Revising Prose

    Revising Prose

    Richard A. Lanham
    Language Arts & Disciplines
    3.93 (194)

    As its title implies, this book deals with revising, not with original composition. revising prose enables students to work on their own at steady, detailed revision. stressing the importance of the single sentence, the paramedic method of revision provides students with an easily learned method of revision to combat the obscurities of meaning that plague the official style, and demonstrates how to revise this stilted, dense prose into plain english. this text has been used with success at every level of higher education, in all disciplines, wherever extensive writing is

    Jason Fried

    One of my favorite books

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  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Daniel Kahneman
    Psychology
    4.16 (389,431)

    In the highly anticipated thinking, fast and slow, kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. system 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; system 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. the impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in

    Jason Fried

    I enjoyed that book, too. Fascinating.

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  • A Guide to the Good Life

    A Guide to the Good Life

    A Guide to the Good Life

    William B. Irvine
    4.17 (20,034)

    One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. in a guide to the good life, william b. irvine plumbs the wisdom of stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. in a guide to the good life, irvine offers a refreshing presentation of stoicism, showing how this ancient

    Jason Fried

    It is a fantastic introduction to Stoicism.

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