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Book of the Month: April 2023
General / 1st May 2023

English Beat the Dealer is about the counting card technique in the game of blackjack. This book teaches a few systems but I did not have the chance to try them. I think the how much to bet in each situation part very informative and may be applied in other areas. 中文 《超人诞生》介绍了作者设想的人类未来。科技将会增强人类的能力,而未来将会变得和现在不一样。未来将会是好是坏就靠我们来决定了。

Book of the Month: March 2023
General / 1st April 2023

English When Genius Failed is about the now defunct Long-Term Capital Management. This hedge fund recruited a host of prominent traders and scholars, included 2 Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences. However, it still ended in failure. This book gives us a glimpse into the rise and failure of this firm. When hearing about the recent debacle of Credit Suisse, it seems like the same mistakes were repeated again. Nonetheless, history does not repeat, but it rhymes. I believe the failures shared some of the same attributes. After reading this book, you might have known the reasons when some financial firms fail in the future. 中文 《生活需要界限感》虽然是一本鸡汤,不过它并不油腻。作者所写的故事都很好地带出了他想要表达的观点。你不需要完全同意,不过我相信你一定可以从这本书找到一些共鸣点。无论多亲密,人与人之间都是要有点界限,就看你自己怎么设置了。

Book of the Month: February 2023
General / 1st March 2023

English A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century is a book about the evolution of our species. It discusses the history and future of humans. This book will make you rethink what are humans and might open your mind to new things. 中文 上个月读的唯一一本中文书(《当我们思考时,哲学家在思考什么?》)并不是非常值得推荐,所以就没有本月推荐了。

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。