Four books for Spring 2022

Here are a few books I’m looking forward to reading this spring:

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William B. Irvine

I’ve read a few of the seminal works on Stoicism (Meditations by Aurelius, Letters from a Stoic and On the Shortness of Life by Seneca). But after listening to an interview with William Irvine, I was curious how he’d synthesize these and other materials into methods for practicing Stoicism day-to-day.

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Will Larson

I’ve been an engineer and a product manager, but I’m interested in engineering management in the long term. I’m a fan of Stripe Press, and know of Will Larson from his previous book, Staff Engineer.

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Oliver Burkeman

I listened to Oliver Burkeman on Sam Harris’ podcast, and felt that this book had a refreshing perspective. From what I gathered, this is not a book about time management. Instead, Burkeman’s goal is to help us come to terms with the fact that we will never be able to get everything done.

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Ray Dalio

A lot of attention is on macroeconomic forces these days, such as interest rates or employment. Ray Dalio is likely to have a great perspective on what this means for the future. For an introduction to Ray, I’d recommend checking out his video, “How the Economic Machine Works”.