This is a great list. What are you doing right now?
Some combine exercise with brainstorming like Dia&Co CEO Nadia Boujarwash. She told Business Insider that she and her cofounder, “Almost every weekend we go on a long walk, most often down the West Side highway, and spend a couple hours outside, thinking about bigger-picture questions. Some of the more creative thinking happens then.”
Could be something here for your memorial weekend reading list. One hundred eighty five books compiled and read since 2010. That’s about twenty three books per year or about two per month. What’s your pace? Mine is no where near that at the moment. Time to step it up!
So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled all 185 of the books mentioned on his blog, which dates back to January 2010, and organized them by topic.
There is the ancient story of the king who drank poisoned well water that made him insane, and his subjects and underlings were all afraid. Then they too drank the water from the well and rejoiced, seeing their king return to sanity.
American Pastoral is a terrific book and movie. Currently, my only exposure to Philip Roth I’m sad to say. I have some work to do to catch up 🙂 . The brilliance and insight of a story like American Pastoral is both admiral and humbling.
In the course of a very long career, Mr. Roth took on many guises — mainly versions of himself — in the exploration of what it means to be an American, a Jew, a writer, a man. He was a champion of Eastern European novelists like Ivan Klima and Bruno Schulz, and also a passionate student of American history and the American vernacular. And more than just about any other writer of his time, he was tireless in his exploration of male sexuality.