📗 Finished: The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—And How to Make the Most of Them Now
. Your twenties are more than just a stopgap between “adulthood” and adulthood—this is the argument Jay makes in this book. She details how many twenty-somethings miss out by not taking action, often because they’ve written off their time entirely, citing a prevalent narrative along the lines of “your twenties don’t count”.
I’m nearing the end of my twenties now but still found this to be a good book. I recommend it. The first section (work) was great, the next (love) was good, but I skimmed the final section (the brain and the body) which covered a lot of basic behavioral psychology concepts I’ve already read about elsewhere.
📙 Also Finished: The Mathematics of Love
by Hannah Fry. A little disappointed in this one. It’s only about 100 pages and remains mostly interesting throughout, but it’s essentially just content from the OkCupid blog plus some bonus commentary. If the bio interests you, it might be worth a read. I know the OkCupid blog has been pruned of a lot of their most interesting posts, so this book might be worth skimming through if you missed out on those.
📕 Reading Now: Good Strategy Bad Strategy
by Richard Rumelt. I’ve seen copywriters recommend this book frequently. I’ve put a dent in it so far and it seems to cover strategy from a birds-eye view, so it’s applicable to virtually anything. More on this next week.