1. <Outlier> My Rating: 85%
Revealed unspeakable reasons for people to become successful in career (NOTE: not in life). NOTE again: this is not such a self-help book as “7 habits” or things like that. It is a book based on historical statistics and real data. It is a research report more than nonsense talking. A little bit too wordy comparing the points made and how thick the book turned out to be.
2. <Blink> My Rating: 50%
Trying but failing to explain why some people can make the right judgement on somebody else by only taking a slice of others’ impression. I couldn’t even finish it due to meaningless story-telling.
3. <Predictably Irrational> My Rating 90%
Introduced and analyzed the common irrational behaviors of human being in daily life with research methodology and experiments. This is a book definitely worth reading even though some of the author’s conclusion needs more evidence to support. But still you will be so shocked to death by learning how irrational you are actually being.
4. <Feynman’s Rainbow> My Rating 100%
Short but elegant true stories about Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize winner and main contributor to the USA’s nuclear bomb in World War II. He is wise, funny, innocent and curious about almost everything. What’s more he enjoyed his own philosophy and gained a peaceful mind towards others, physics and the whole world. I learned a lot from him.
5. <Surely you are joking, Mr. Feynman> My Rating 95%.
The autobiography of Richard Feynman (see item 4 above). So many funny stories of his whole life. Also revealed was how he conducted the research group contributing to build the nuclear bomb in World War II. Again, his philosophy towards life, others and research deeply impressed me.
6. <The Character of Physical Law> My Rating 90%
The lecture of Richard Feynman (see above). Built up the connection of the whole physics system with plain and easy English, vivid examples and absolutely NO equations. It is fun to read it, but looks like it is not really related either to my life or career. So I just simply quit after ¼ of the book.