Latest Posts


The Lessons of History summary

The Lessons of History is only a short book, but it’s a brilliant one if you want a quick overview of trends and ideas throughout history. The book is just over 100 pages long, but it’s packed full of useful information regarding history. I’ve never learnt so much from such a short book! One of […]

Self Improvement

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck Summary

Mark Manson is not your everyday type of writer. His articles are funny, splattered with expletives and look at issues from a different angle. He is one of my favourite writers and when I found out he had written his first book, The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, I had to read it! […]


Twelve Against The Gods Summary

Twelve Against The Gods is an interesting book that takes a look at the lives of twelve people who beat back the challenges of their time and wrote their names in history, sometimes in infamy. What attracted me to read the book was hearing that it was one of Elon Musk’s favourite books, I had […]


Twilight of Democracy summary

Twilight of Democracy is a fascinating and personal book by the American-Polish historian, Anne Applebaum, which looks at the threats facing democracy today. What makes this book different from others, is that Applebaum is familiar with many politicians in power around the world today. She recounts how she used to speak to Boris Johnson on […]


Meditations Summary

Meditations is a book unlike any other. It is a collection of thoughts written down by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. At the time of these writings, Marcus was the most powerful man in the world. He commanded the Roman Empire from a position of absolute authority. Marcus did not write down these thoughts with […]


The Communist Manifesto summary

Whatever you think of communism, The Communist Manifesto remains one of the most important documents ever written. It inspired numerous revolutions across the globe and despite being written in 1848 is still relevant today. Indeed, there are many people around the globe who live in Communist states to this day. Marx and Engels were prophetic […]


On Living and Dying Well summary

On Living and Dying Well is a collection of writing by the Roman politician Cicero. He was a prominent figure in Rome during the time of Caesar before his death under the reign of Antony. Not only was Cicero a politician but he dabbled in philosophy. This book focuses on a selection of his pieces […]


On The Shortness of Life summary

This On The Shortness of Life summary looks at an essay by the Stoic philosopher Seneca who offers us a reminder of the one resource that we are forever running out of, time. This is one of my favourite books I have read in the past few years. It fundamentally changed the way I look […]


The Black Swan summary

The Black Swan is one of the most fascinating books I have read. I had heard of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, before reading the book, but I wasn’t aware how original and eye-opening his thinking was. Reading this book has fundamentally changed the way I think and the way I look at the world. This has […]


Letters From a Stoic Summary

Letters from a Stoic is one of the best books I have read. It’s a unique book that takes a series of letters by the Roman philosopher Seneca, who sent them to his friend Lucilius. In them, we find a variety of lessons that are as relevant as they were when Seneca. The easy thing […]