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30 Apr'17

Notes from “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton M. Christensen

The book is really good for people who are skeptical of the startup scene, both from the side of starting one (i.e. despising startup creation just for the sake of creating a startup) as well as for those in a managerial position in established companies, thinking that they produce by all means a superior product. While both of them are seemingly right, the market forces might decide otherwise.

So the first thing the book dismisses is the lack of competence within the enterprise to develop a technically competitive solution. Actually, it was usually the other way around – the very …

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22 Jan'17

Notes from “Serve to win” by Novak Djokovic

I really enjoyed the book, it was very refreshing to read about the life of a top athlete outside the training ground. Usually they brag about super special training schedule and top teams supporting them, but this book was about everything except that.

“Sitting in a tiny living room […], I watched Pete Sampras win the Wimbledon and I knew: one day that would be me” (p. xvi)

To test if you are sensitive to gluten, he suggests to keep it off your menu for 2 weeks and then eat it for one day and see if you see any difference …

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09 Jan'17

Deep Work notes

I read a handful of self-help books in the past years. Due to a number of reasons, I didn’t have a chance to apply many of the techniques that seemed useful at a time, so I want to catalogue them in 2017 for my future reference. This is the second summary in the series after HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done.

My apologies in advance if you expected a gist of the book that would let you skip reading it altogether. This would require much more work and serve no additional purpose for me as a refresher …

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