books i’m reading


Nonfiction Stuff

40% complete

"the universe doesn’t allow perfection.”

– stephen hawking

85% complete

"like an air control system mistaking a flock of birds for a fleet of bombers, software is unable to distinguish between its model of the world and reality – and once conditioned, neither are we."

– james bridle

12% complete

"so early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise."

– malcom x

57% complete

"the only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else."

– eric ries

Becoming Michelle Obama

100% complete (11/26/2018)

"for me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. i see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. the journey doesn’t end."

– michelle obama

100% complete (08/27/2018)

"we've run out of ways to weaponize sadness, and so it becomes an actual weapon."

– hanif abdurraqib

100% complete (01/06/2018)

"owning pipelines, people, products, or even intellectual property is no longer the key to success. openness is."

– jeff jarvis

100% complete (04/09/2017)

"good ideas are always crazy until they’re not."

– ashlee vance

100% complete (02/08/2017)

"what if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance? what if instead we celebrated how much time we had spent listening, pondering, meditating, and enjoying time with the most important people in our lives?"

– greg mckeown

100% complete (01/17/2017)

"you and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. and in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. very few, in fact. and if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you’re going to get fucked."

– mark manson

100% complete (01/17/2017)

"it isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. it is what you think about it."

– dale carnegie

Fiction Stuff

100% complete (12/21/2018)

"what would your good be doing if there were no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it? after all, shadows are cast by objects and people. there is the shadow of my sword. but there are also shadows of trees and living creatures."

– mikhail bulgakov


100% complete (11/20/2018)

"life might just be an absurd, even crude, chain of events and nothing more."

– haruki murakami

Kafka on the Shore

100% complete (06/05/2018)

"it's hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. between reality and the workings of the heart."

– haruki murakami


100% complete (04/01/2018)

"time was a wave, almost cruel in its relentlessness."

– han kang

100% complete (03/25/2018)

"the bird that would soar above the plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings."

– douglas adams

100% complete (07/04/2017)

"nolite te bastardes carborundorum. don't let the bastards grind you down."

– margaret atwood