Enchiridion is a Late Latin term (derived from the Greek word ἐγχειρίδιον (enkheiridion)) referring to a small manual or handbook.
This blog will strive to become a personal guide to life in the spirit of the ancient Enchiridion by Epictetus. The form is completely different, but the purpose is the same - gather knowledge that may improve one's wellbeing by explaining the surrounding reality and serving useful advice. Most of the content presented here is not in any case original. Those are mainly notes written and collected when reading various books, blogs, forums and other more and less obscure corners of the internet.
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Posts tagged with "synopsis":
Book Synopsis: "Mastering the Market Cycle" by Howard Marks
Last Updated March 9, 2019, 6:58 p.m. by Author
The book covered here is, as the title say, a layman's guide to the market cycles. I find the book a good introduction to market cycles for somebody who starts his adventure with investing and want to move the odds a little in his favour. For a seasoned investor ...
Book Synopsis: "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling
Last Updated March 4, 2019, 9:34 p.m. by Author
The book described in this post consists of ten chapters, each describing a different 'mind bias' that makes us susceptible to hold untrue opinions about the world. Throughout the book, the tries to tackle the common biases with some data and examples that contradict the so called common knowledge.
Book Synopsis: "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker
Last Updated Feb. 27, 2019, 6:18 p.m. by Author
The following post is the first one in a (hopefully) longer series of reviews and synopses of the books I have read and found worthy of putting some time and effort to extract the most important findings and gather them here.
The summary does not strive to be as comprehensive ...