Category: Book Review

Chris Lovejoy

Our current education system is not matched to our world’s current needs It was born during the industrial revolution when everything was about standardisation, efficiency and avoiding mistakes. The concept of 9-5 and structured hourly periods is a recent invention. This is a good way to produce large numbers of competent individuals. However, we do…

Chris Lovejoy

  A strategy to improve your communication Identify flaws Decide an appropriate method of improvement Practice it until you internalise it A personal example: I often spoke too little due to anxiety about not saying the ‘right’ thing. I decided to lower my standards for what’s good enough to say. After becoming comfortable to speak…

Chris Lovejoy

What makes this book stand out is a combination of the environment that lead to its creation (being based on experiences in Nazi Concentration Camps sets the precedent for a more than interesting story) as well as the unique and inspirational insights that the author, Viktor Frankl, is able to draw from it. After describing…

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

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…