The Coddling of the American Mind

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. The book sprang out of an article that the authors wrote for The Atlantic – How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus. Jonathan Haidt Haidt is a social psychologist by training and currently serves as professor of ethical leadership at New York University… Continue reading The Coddling of the American Mind

The rise & fall of American growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes The rise and fall of American growth It has been five years since The rise and fall of American growth was written by Robert J Gordon. When it was first published it was a New York Times bestseller and won awards from the FT and McKinsey. I felt that it was particularly interesting to go… Continue reading The rise & fall of American growth

Get Tough by William E Fairbairn

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is Get Tough? Get Tough is a book on hand-to-hand fighting originally published in 1942. It is important for what it represents as much as it is with regards its content. Fairbairn as an author By the time Get Tough was written in 1942; Fairbairn was an experienced published author. In 1926, Fairbairn wrote… Continue reading Get Tough by William E Fairbairn