Reamde is a wild ride that traverses half the globe, has multiple storylines intertwined, and jumps back and forth from the virtual and physical world. Stephenson is a captivating writer who pulls you into the story. He makes 1000+ pages feel like 300.
A story about another race inheriting the earth, struggling to make sense of human mythology through the lens of humanity's modern ruins, and struggling with their own place in society and the universe.
I devoured this book in a single weekend. It is an easy and entertaining read. The book is repetitive and at some points the author delves too far into his analysis without providing additional insight. There are some gems in it, though.
Phil Knight confronts his struggles and failings head-on, discusses deeply personal situations, tells the stories of how he took leaps of faith to get off the ground, and lays out the lessons he learns along the way.
Thematic learning, idea generation, building resilience, and mastering the art of performance psychology. There is a lot of wisdom in this book, but you have to sift through a lot of biographical stuff to find it.
Interesting explanation of how certain computer science problems relate to how we think. I wanted a more practical solutions to approaching these issues in our daily lives, but instead got a vague pop-sci explanation.