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Beginning of Infinity

A scientific and optimistic view of our future. A really captivating book.

Essentialism

One of the best self-help book I’ve read.

Factfulness

Knihu jsem koupil babičce (česky). Clippings from Kindle If you want to convince someone they are suffering from a misconception, it’s very useful to be able to test their opinion against the data. Eighty-five percent of mankind are already inside the box that used to be named “developed world.” Most of your firsthand experiences are from Level 4; and that your secondhand experiences are filtered through the mass media, which loves nonrepresentative extraordinary events and shuns normality.

I Am a Strange Loop

Hofstadter’s Law, which states, “It always takes longer than you think it will take, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law”), (Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 03:26 PM, page 457-58) publish-or-perish pressures, or perhaps even worse, the relentless pressures of grant-chasing. (Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 04:05 PM, page 502-3) I wish that more thinkers wrote in a first-person fashion. (Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 04:12 PM, page 512-13) It is curious, how one often mistrusts one’s own opinions if they are stated by someone else.

Jak drahé je zdarma

Anchors, framing, prospect theory and much more

Karpatské hry

Jedna z knih, která mne formovala. Četl jsem ji několikrát.

Lifespan

There is a slight chance that our generation can live to 100 years with a good health. There is also a non-negligible chance that we won’t die.

Mindset

Fixed vs growth mindset. The former is limiting you, the latter will help ou to improve yourself quickly.

Nejkrásnější sbírka

Nádnerná a poetická knížka. Nejlépe čtená u ohně v rumunských horách.

On Intelligence

This book had an impact on me while working on my PhD thesis as it resonated with my view of artificial (machine) intelligence. I think that I borrowed it from NLP centre’s library and it is a book from Pavel Rychlý. Lex Fridman’s podcast with Jeff Criterions for brain models inclusion of time in brain function importance of feedback model should account for neocortex structure auto-associative memory retrieving patterns (p.

Sapiens

An instant favourite. What a thinker this Harari!

Sbohem, můj krásný plameni

Velmi napínavé, mírně nepřesné, ale čtivé a zábavné.

Stínadla se bouří

Druhý díl stínadelské trilogie

Tajemství Velkého Vonta

Třetí díl stínadelské trilogie

The Black Swan

My first book from Taleb and an instant favourite

The Death's End

It. Was. Grand. I consider it to be almost on a par with A. C. Clarke’s work.

The Martian

A survivor’s journal on Mars

The Selfish Gene

This book has changed my life. often the most important contribution a scientist can make is to discover a new way of seeing old theories or facts. (Monday, March 12, 2012, 10:40 PM, page 80-81) evolution is blind to the future. (Thursday, April 05, 2012, 05:58 AM, page 272) it is ultimately these mistakes that make evolution possible. (Friday, April 06, 2012, 01:08 PM, page 419-20) willy-nilly, (Friday, April 06, 2012, 01:12 PM, page 439)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F٭ck

One of the best self-help books I’ve ever read.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

I started reading a Czech translation but then switched to the English version. My Goodreads review: Clever, courageous and it strongly supports my convinction that we are just a bit better than apes. I systematické chyby či biasy haló efekt: tendence hodnotit člověka podle prvního dojmu Amor Tversky intuitivní statistika je mnohem snazší usilovat o dokonalost, když se nikdy nenudíte teorii o roli podobnosti v předvídání moje: stereotypní vlastnosti aktivují víc knihovníka (popis člověka na jehož základě se má odhadnout jeho profese) je mnohem snadnější najít slovo, které začíná určitým písmenem, než přijí tna slovo, které má toto písmeno na třetím místě uvažujte písmeno K objeví se K ve slovech s větší pravděpodobností jako první písmeno, nebo jako třetí písmeno?

Three-body problem

I enjoyed it almost as books from A. C. Clarke and other titans of sci-fi.

What If?

What If is an instant favourite for me. Funny, full of interesting stuff.

Záhada hlavolamu

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