Category Archives: books

Thank you, 2017!

The pre-Xmas week was symbolic of 2017: out of nowhere, I went Malta with (practically) strangers for a couple of days. Yet another promising opportunity. The project is still under brainstorming and those strangers turned out to be incredibly smart, … Continue reading

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Madrid, Lone Survivor, etc

I am never sure if I like summer or if I like all seasons. Every time seasons are changing, I am extremely happy and exited to see the first snow or the first flowers or the first yellow leaves on … Continue reading

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Option B

I read Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy because Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant wrote it and I loved both Originals and Lean In. I am still processing some of the thoughts, but in general, even without experiencing … Continue reading

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I eat 8 Ferrero Rochers while reading Mindy’s “Why not me”

Why Not Me? is a perfect holiday reading: easy, funny, witty and still an insightful story!!! If you don’t know Mindy – she was a star and a writer for The Office sitcom and then went on to create her … Continue reading

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All the light we cannot see

Just finished All the Light We Cannot See: a story of un-seen connection and dependencies between a young German soldier and a blind French girl during the WWII. This story was hugely popular during the divisive, violent and intolerant 2016. … Continue reading

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I have not really thought about it…

This is why holidays, new countries, extensive reading and spontaneous conversations with strangers are so good! Here are a few things/facts/theories/suggestions I am happy to share: About hotels During days and weeks spent in hotels, I have tipped maids, room … Continue reading

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Start-up Nation of Israel

Just finished the Start-up Nation by Dan Senor, Saul Singer. I would say it’s an Israeli XXI century version of Max Weber with his The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism meets Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by NNT … Continue reading

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