Divergent, Insurgent & Allegiant

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent One choice can transform you. In Beatrice Prior's Chicago, society is divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).... Continue Reading →

How to Take a Road Trip

“I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road On the Road is a novel by American author Jack Kerouac, it's based on the road trips of Kerouac and his friends across America. The novel was... Continue Reading →

Go Set a Watchman

“Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchman, is his conscience. There is no such thing as a collective conscious.” ― Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee published in 2015. After 55 years we now have a sequel to famous To Kill a Mockingbird. I... Continue Reading →

The Unknown Soldier

“God damn you, I’ll put a bullet through the first one of you who takes a step back­ward!” ― Väinö Linna, The Unknown Soldier The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) is author Väinö Linna's first major novel and his other major work besides Under the North Star. Published in 1954, it is a story about the... Continue Reading →

Helsinki Book Fair – Day 3

Day 3 Check out post #1: Helsinki Book Fair - Day 1 & 2 9-11:  Third day started with brunch intended for the book bloggers. During this brunch many Finnish authors (Kaisa Haatanen, Simo Hiltunen, Katja Kettu, Erkka Mykkänen, Vuokko Sajaniemi, Roope Sarvilinna, Jussi Seppänen and Saara Turunen) told briefly of their books, described their... Continue Reading →

Top 3 Books on Open Innovation

I recently  attended Open Innovation 2.0 Conference in Espoo, Finland (on June 8-9). It was organised by the European Commission DG CONNECT, Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), Intel Labs Europe, Aalto University and the City of Espoo and supported by Dublin City Council. This conference inspired me to write a blog post about... Continue Reading →

How- To Be a Sophisticated Psychopath

“I'm into, oh murders and executions mostly. It depends.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis is a brutal satire of the American upper class in New York in 1980's. Anti-hero Patrick Bateman is the main character and narrator who works in Wall Street and earns six-figure salaries a year. Bateman is narcissistic, vain... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

TTT is meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books. It is so hard to pick just ten...  1. "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." — Neil Gaiman (Coraline)... Continue Reading →

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