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Flow Hacker Learning and Marketing <—–– 13 books ––—>

April 25th, 2018


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–Practice Like This!: 35 Effective Ways to Get Better Faster Jonathan Harnum PhD
–Mastery Robert Greene
–The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast! Josh Kaufman
–Thinking, Fast and Slow PDF Daniel Kahneman

–The Commitment Engine: Making Work Worth It John Jantsch
–Leap First: Creating Work That Matters Seth Godin
–Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

–Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected Devora Zack

–Rework Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
–The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
–Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
–Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldPDF Cal Newport

Practice Like This!: 35 Effective Ways to Get Better Faster
Jonathan Harnum PhD
Jonathan Harnum

Jonathan Harnum

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17 flow triggers

–The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Josh Waitzkin
–The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself John Jantsch
–48 Laws of Power Robert Greene
–Save the Cat! Strikes Back PDF Blake Snyder
–Million Dollar Consulting: The Professional’s Guide to Growing a Practice, Fifth Edition Alan Weiss
–Fools and Mortals: A Novel Bernard Cornwell

–The Rise of The Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
PDF Richard Florida

–The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business Josh Kaufman
–The Ranger Way: Living the Code on and off the Battlefield Kris Paronto
–Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story Arnold Schwarzenegger
–The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar Professor William Strunk Jr.
–On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King

–The Stand Stephen King

–Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin
–The Five Love Languages: Men’s Edition: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
–Self-Reliance Ralph Waldo Emerson
–Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates Tom Robbins

–A Ship of the Line By: C. S. Forester
–Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood
Mark Twain
–Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh Joseph Conrad
–The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton

–SEO for Growth: The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers & Entrepreneurs John Jantsch, Phil Singleton
–Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
–Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
–The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Most Exclusive School for Startups Randall Stross
–The Key to Study Skills: Simple Strategies to Double Your Reading, Memory, and Focus Lev Goldentouch, Anna Goldentouch, Suraj Sharma
–Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Ashlee Vance
–Confessions of an Economic Hitman John Perkins
–The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Walter Isaacson
–Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
–Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone Mark Goulston
–Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg
–Mindfulness @ Work: A Leading with Emotional Intelligence Conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn Daniel Goleman, Jon Kabat-Zinn
–Art of War Niccolo Machiavelli
–The Art of War Sun Tzu
–The Art of War Sun Tzu
–The Art of War Sun Tzu
–Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
–Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography Walter Isaacson

–Purpose-Centered Selling: Focusing on What Matters Most Jim R. Munchbach
–Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Seth Godin
–We Are All Weird: The Myth of Mass and the End of Compliance Seth Godin
–Pavane Keith Roberts
–The Prince: The Strategy of Machiavelli Niccolò Machiavelli
–How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In Jim Collins
–The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Malcolm Gladwell
–Jurgen James Branch Cabell
–The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths Michael Shermer
–The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration Daniel J. Siegel
–The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Eric Ries

You Need Neil‘s New Novel: Norse Mythology

April 29th, 2017


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Smooth with the ladies, is an understatement when talking about the Odin we meet in Neil Gaiman‘s new novel Norse Mythology:

The smell of the mead of poetry was heady on the air.

“Just the tiniest of sips,” she told him. “For three poems about my beauty
that will echo down through the ages.”

“Of course, my darling.” Bolverkr, who was Odin, grinned in the darkness. If she had been looking at him then, she would have known something was wrong.


Promising, promising. I got the book on actual paper for my birthday:

You can listen to the first five minutes of the book, read by Neil himself:

Listen to a taste of Norse Mythology

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The drawing is inspired by the front page of an old edition of “Håvamål”, poems filled with advice about how to live your life with wisdom and dignity. The poems are believed to be written by Odin himself.

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I must admit my level of expectation is high after reading Gaiman’s book “American Gods” while traveling the US east coast for 3 months with my girlfriend.

We were on a bus to NYC to stay at a friends house when Superstorm Sandy hit and cut power. It fit with the feeling of The Brewing Storm in the book.

We even got a tiny taste ourselves when, the bus had to cut it´s own lights, air con and power that night to save gas while we waited for the traffick to calm down. We where parked beside a closed convenience store and the vending machines were out of power to. Poetic.

You can listen to five minutes of the book, read by George Guidall. It is a job interview the protagonist is doing to work for Wednesday, who is Odin:

Listen to a taste of American Gods

Click on the photo to buy the book.

Click on the photo to buy the book.

Bolverkr is norse for “worker of terrible things” if you wondered.

The type I use in my illustration is The Sketchnote Typeface by Mike Rohde Designer. Author: The Sketchnote Handbook & The Sketchnote Workbook. Illustrator: REWORK, REMOTE, $100 Startup, Founder @SketchnoteArmy

The Innovators

October 11th, 2014


I am reading the Innovators by Walter Isaacson.

Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson

Well I am listening to Dennis Boutsikaris reading the revealing story of the women who created the ideas behind the computer and the men who built a commercial revolution from the ideas.

In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page.

Give your ear a nibble right now.

And the winner of the 'Modest Job title' goes to this chap: Tim Berners-Lee

And the winner of the ‘Modest Job title’ goes to this chap: Tim Berners-Lee

Crow and cat

August 3rd, 2014


STEAL like a crow, is rule five of writing like a cat

STEAL, is rule five of writing like a cat

STEAL like a crow, is rule five of writing like a batcat
STEAL like a crow, write like a cat.

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The Afghan Campaign

April 17th, 2014


The Afghan Campaign
Steven Pressfield