In this episode, we launch into the Summer Shorts for the month of August. The episodes will be around ten minutes long as it’s time to get outside, enjoy the open air, take our holidays, and most importantly, catch up on some reading. So, each Summer Short will cover a couple of books that are recommended and one book that I’m going to be reading myself.
This week we have:
80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower by Matt Fitzgerald
I’ve mentioned this before. I’m a big fan of Matt’s – his writing is lucid and revealing. It helps that he’s confirming all my pre-held convictions and biases. In short, runners run too hard and don’t rest enough but the truth is, as is normal, more complex than the simple title of the book. One of my Eight Essential Running Books for Blokes.
Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
The quote on the front from Bill Gates is pretty darn good. I already knew of the website gapfinder.org. There’s a test there. Take it. I got 8 out of 13 which shows I’ve still got plenty to learn. See how you get on.
The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova
This is all about the psychological principles that underpin con artists and how we get conned. I’m looking forward to lots of stories of imposters but I’m also hoping to get plenty of insight into the underlying psychology of the con.
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