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Reflection on 2022
General / 1st January 2023

English In 2022, I only managed to finish 19 books, which is below my target of 2 books per month. On average, I only read 1.58 books/month. I am not very happy with this achievement, but given the circumstances and other chores that I was doing during 2022, I think this is acceptable. There are 10 English books out of these 19 books. Out of these 10 books, I rated 9 as 3-star. These books are Beautiful World, Where Are You, Everybody Writes, Guide to Investment Strategy, How Children Fail, Richer, Wiser, Happier, The Lost City of Z, The Seven-Day Weekend, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, and Think Like An Entrepreneur, Act Like A CEO. I would try to hit my target of 2 books per month in 2023. 中文 我在去年一共只读了十九本书,比前年的四十本少了一半以上。我的平均阅读速度是每月一点五八本书,低于我月读二书的目标。 十九本书里只有九本是中文书籍。这九本书中我只给了七本书三星的评价。这七本书是《跟美国幼儿园老师学早教》、《33张图秒懂OKR》、《财务自由之路II》、《读懂一本书》、《一人公司的致富思维》、《加速你的FIRE人生》以及《一张图看懂10位投资大师的致富之道》。 我将会尝试在二零二三年恢复月读二书的水平。

Book of the Month: December 2022
General / 1st January 2023

English Although The Lost City of Z is a biography, it is written like a novel and I would say that the story is very enticing. This book is about the the British explorer, Percy Harrison Fawcett and his last expedition into the Amazon. 中文 《一张图看懂10位投资大师的致富之道》其实不只有一张图。书中为每一位投资大师画了一张图来解释他们的投资方式,所以一共有十张图。如果你对投资有兴趣,你可以从书中选出一些与你的性格和风险容忍度匹配的心法来改进你的投资策略。

Book of the Month: November 2022
General / 1st December 2022

English How Children Fail talks about the failure of the education system. It points out the mistakes that the school is doing to the students and proposes some ways to fix it. Even though the ideas in the book were written decades ago, some are still relevant today. In this book, the most important lesson that I learned from this book is to facilitate real learning for the children. Real learning happens when we are able to apply the knowledge in life. Without this, all knowledge learned are just useless. 中文 《一人公司的致富思维》分享了作者如何把自己的YouTube频道经营成功的心路历程。他在书中毫无保留地分享了自己的经验,并为读者指出了一条明路。就算你不想经营YouTube频道,我认为你也可以在书中学到一些能够使自己在生活中更上一层楼的方法。

Book of the Month: October 2022
General / 1st November 2022

English Richer, Wiser, Happier is a great book about value investing. The author profiles a number of great investors in the book and we can learn from them. The most important thing is to devise an investing style that suits oneself. There are plenty of lessons to be learned from this book and we could choose those that appeal to us. 中文 《读懂一本书》使我获益良多。作者在书中无私分享了他的读书方式,为的就是通过自主读书、讲书让越来越多有用的知识普及化。就算你不想讲书或写书评,这本书也会提升你的阅读能力。

Book of the Month: September 2022
General / 1st October 2022

English Think Like An Entrepreneur, Act Like A CEO is a great book for employees. It contains advice to improve your career. Though I do not agree with everything in the book, the others make sense. If we are able to practise the tips, I believe it is hard not to progress well in our career. 中文 上个月只读了一本书,不过还不到三星的评价,所以就不推荐它了。

Book of the Month: August 2022
General / 1st September 2022

English Although I finished reading a book in August 2022, I have no time to write the review as I am preparing for the Registered Financial Planner examination. Thus, I have no recommendation for this month. 中文 最近忙着准备注册财务规划师的考试,所以没时间阅读。过了这个月后应该就会比较有时间看书了。

Book of the Month: July 2022
General / 1st August 2022

English The Seven-Day Weekend is above the practice of running a business by taking care of workers’ welfare while making profits at the same time. Even if you are just an employee, there are still things to learn in this book, especially about pursuing our own passions. The author had prescient views that turned out to be true years after the book was published. 中文 《财务自由之路II》和《富爸爸穷爸爸》非常相似,都是教人摆脱贫困的书籍。不过我个人觉得这本书里有更多的实际建议,而且也会帮助读者找出适合自己的道路。

Book of the Month: June 2022
General / 1st July 2022

English The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down is written by a monk. It contains the tips to lead a peaceful life. The quotes in the book are enlightening but I do not agree with everything. Nevertheless, I still think it is a good book to read to calm the mind. 中文 如果你对OKR有兴趣,《33张图秒懂OKR》将会非常适合你。作者把实行OKR时会遇到的难题以及如何解决都写在这本书内。虽然OKR不是万能的,但是多知道一种管理方式是有益无害。

Book of the Month: May 2022
General / 1st June 2022

English Everybody Writes is about publishing good content. This book contains the tips and tricks for writing. Though the topic is actually quite technical, the author manages to make it light-hearted. If you would like to be a good writer, this is a book that you have to read. 中文 上个月读完的唯一一本中文书并不值得被推荐,所以又没有推荐书籍。

Book of the Month: April 2022
General / 1st May 2022

English I did not finish a book in April 2022, so there is nothing to be recommended. 中文 上个月读完的唯一一本中文书并不值得被推荐,所以又没有推荐书籍。