My goal for 2022 is to accomplish the goals of 2021, which I should have done in 2020 because I made a promise in 2019 and planned in 2018.
Still, I’m optimistic because …
Second year of COVID-19 but another year of good Kindle readings. 15 books I read this year with the device and here are those one-line comments.
For me, the best read this year goes to book #10.
- Life 3.0 : Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Before AI, let’s have some hard thinking.
- Block Kong : 21 Entrepreneurs and Financiers Leading Blockchain in Hong Kong – 21 interesting interviews of Hong Kong’s Blockchain pioneers.
- The Right it : Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed – Techniques to validate your bright ideas.
- AI 2041 : Ten Visions for Our Future – 10 amazing AI Scientific (not Science) Fictions with great explanations.
- The Innovation Stack : Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time – Basically it’s about vertical integration, with Square as the example.
- The Almanack of Naval Ravikant : A Guide to Wealth and Happiness – Self-learning book for IT professionals … be happy.
- Indistractable : How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life – A great follow up to the previous book “Hooked”.
- The Unicorn Project – Stories about Development environment, Data Warehouse, QA, Operations, Security, Functional Programming, Digital Marketing.
- The Data Detective : Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics – Be curious, to your data.
- Leonardo Da Vinci – The real Da Vinci Code, decoded by Walter Isaacson
- Think Again : The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know – Individual Rethinking, Interpersonal Rethinking, Collective Rethinking.
- Think Like a Rocket Scientist : Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life – Nothing succeeds like failure.
- Experimentation Works : The Surprising Power of Business Experiments – What business experiments really are.
- Invent & Wander : The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction by Walter Isaacson – Day 1 mindset, Long term mindset, and Customer obsessed.
- How to DeFi : Beginner – DeFi guide for dummies, but you are not dummy.
I am not a big fan of MVP, but a fan of MLP / MSP (Minimum Lovable / Sellable Product).
I am not a big fan of maximizing profit, but a fan of minimizing the cost of failure.
I am not a big fan of “Fail fast, fail early, fail often”, but a fan of “Learn fast, learn early, learn often”.
Gain your experiences by building MLP, minimize cost of failure and learn fast.
It’s not about meeting deadlines.
It’s not about meeting budget targets.
It’s not about meeting VIPs.
It’s about solving hard problems, such as …
- sailing through the economic storm
- pleasing the difficult customers
- implementing a complicated system
- fixing difficult bugs
- building a great team
What makes you thrilled ?