Read in Q2 2023

I decided to share some info about books I read – I will publish such a post every quarter and list all books with some summary info. It will include not only books, but also audiobooks, but always with clear info, what medium I used.

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

By Daniel Lieberman

I listened to it as audiobook but probably will read also an ebook – Daniel Lieberman shows us, that we as humans were not prepared to exercise… But we need to do them because we changed the world, and our bodies can handle a lot of effort. There are a lot of debunking myths and good advices. Thanks for Artem for recommending me this book!

The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You

By Julie Zhuo

Julie was a manager in Facebook and now is co-founder at Sundial. She described her experiences and tips on how to be a better manager: how to build effective teams, hire people, help them in growth and how to handle feedback. Tons of guides

The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World

By Max Fisher

I think people who read this blog know that social media can negatively impact society. I knew that before, but reading this book is like reading a good thriller: more and more twists, confusion and chaos. But… It’s our reality. I did not know about some issues on Reddit or YouTube, I did not social media are even guilty of genocide

We Have Been Harmonized: Life in China’s Surveillance State

By Kai Strittmatter

I’ve listened this audiobook about changes in China, about how their government is using modern technologies or social apps to build controlled society. For me it was shocking because I see similar steps also in EU

Sztuka Życia Według Stoików

By Piotr Stankiewicz

Polish book from created by the philosopher and stoic about stoicism. Complex, with a lot of quotes and interpretations. I think it’s better even than many Ryan Holiday books, but unfortunately is not available in English and in effect, it is not as popular

Mengele. Anioł śmierci z Auschwitz

By Max Czornyj

Polish book about Josef Mengele, German SS officer known as “Angel of Death” – he was a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp and made inhuman experiments. Descriptions are shocking and it is not a book for people with of weak nerve