Category: Everything else

How to permanently step out of your filter bubble

Do you live in a filter bubble? Do you see more Trump-related news every time you click on Trump-related news? If the answer is yes then you probably do live in a filter bubble, like most of us using the internet. But some of us try to burst the bubble. Here are some tips from my side on how I try to burst my filter bubble.

Er det en plikt å tro på evolusjonsteorien?

Interessant innlegg av Markus Lindholm i Morgenbladet denne uka om evolusjon og islam. Men jeg hadde forventet meg litt mer nyansert analyse av en som signerer sitt innlegg med tittelen “Biolog, PhD”. Innlegget er nedlatende, elitistisk og usaklig. Et viktig budskap tåkelegges av en konfronterende retorikk.

Don’t “Just do it” but “Just ship it”

Although Nike uses the slogan “Just do it”, I am becoming increasingly convinced that just doing it is not enough at all. In my own life I am increasingly trying to practice “Just ship it” as the main principle underlying everything I do. It is not easy, but I am on my way.

Conversational intelligence

Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extraordinary Results by Judith E. Glaser My rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting book that gives you a completely new perspective on conversations. The book explains in depth the relationship…

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People

This book is a collection of articles from Harvard Business Review. It is one in a series of books that collect selected articles on specific topics. This one in the series is about different aspects of management. I am a hobby manager, being responsible for a small group of researchers. I thought this book would give me enough insight into management so I can do a decent job. I will provide a quick review of each of the articles and then write down my overall thoughts about this book.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

This is one of the books that my daughter (10) has been talking about for a while. I read it yesterday afternoon. It was quite exciting and sad at times. It is a beautiful book that really takes you back…

Eating Animals

What do we teach our kids while we raise them? In two words: double standards. We call them compromises, but in reality we are talking about double standards. The story of the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer is…

The First Human

One would not expect that someone could write a thriller about boring scientists. I enjoyed this book a lot. Not only because of its documentary thriller style but also because I learned tremendously about where I come from.

The Photograph: Composition & Color Design

This is the most complete book on photographic composition that you will find. It is a boring book to read throughout, but excellent to use as a dictionary of composition. A lot of photos to illustrate the points in the…