Month: April 2017

Chris Lovejoy

Thoughts on enjoying life without rushing it People are often criticised for eating too quickly — “you’re not enjoying the food”, “you should savour the flavour”. Eating slowly has been shown to promote earlier satiety and reduce weight gain. But when I read books, even for pleasure, I still try to read them as quickly as possible. Am…

Chris Lovejoy

In this book, Ayn Rand presents her philosophy through a story about architects. She uses the designing and building of houses as symbolic of how people can live their lives and approaches to producing art. Different characters in the story represent different aspects of human nature.   Summary of Ayn Rand’s main philosophy: Most people in…

Chris Lovejoy

My writing journey so far For a long time I wanted to write, but I was too worried what people would think and never quite found the time. Finally, I plucked up the courage. I started a blog and have posted >50 articles in the last year. Unfortunately, my writing kinda sucked. I didn’t have all…

Chris Lovejoy

Two fundamental ingredients for success Let’s say you want to be great at a particular sport. How do you approach it? Certainly, a fundamental requirement is practice. “10,000 hours” and all that. What else? If you only ever practiced by yourself, it’s unlikely you’d excel beyond a certain point. So the second requirement is some sort…

Chris Lovejoy

Josh Waitzkin has been an national chess champion and world martial arts champion. While becoming elite in these two separate entities, he realised a number of principles which are true of elite performance in any area. Josh uses his experiences to take the reader on a journey through the most important insights that he has…

Chris Lovejoy

This book considers a society designed to provide maximal happiness through stability, as achieved by applications of science and new discoveries. The idea is explored through the narrative of a few individuals who “don’t fit” into the system that has been established – their viewpoint acts as a lens for the reader to view the…

Chris Lovejoy

Pursue your interests with passion Right now, I want to write. This may change in a few years, a few weeks or even at the end of this post. I might decide it’s a waste of time, that it’s too embarrassing or too narcissistic. That the pros are outweighed by the cons. Part of me hopes…

Chris Lovejoy

Tried and tested systems to regulate information intake The internet is an amazing, potentially life-changing tool. From almost anywhere, you can be exposed to amazing ideas from all other the world. This gives us the potential to learn faster than ever before. However, it can also be a massive time-sink. It is a bottomless pit…