Hi, I'm Parsa.
Software Engineer at Google
On this website, I write notes on the books I've read, providing summaries with my thoughts on the book. I also write articles on stuff I find interesting enough to share.
- 2023The Psychology of Money // Morgan HouselDoing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. In The Psychology of Money, author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life's most important topics.
- Leaving my phone on my desk overnight
- 20 years old
- Halting self-help books at some point
- Some photos from 2022
- 2022Making changes to my posts
- And the Oscar goes to...
- Make a website
- Deep Work // Cal NewportDeep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.
- Working with people
- 2021Steve Jobs // Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
- I joined Google
- So Good They Can't Ignore You // Cal NewportCal Newport suggests that it should be a person's talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path. Newport presents compelling scientific and contemporary case study evidence that the key to one's career success is to find out what you do well, then to put all of your efforts into that direction.
- Almanack of Naval Ravikant // Eric JorgensonNaval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and investor who has captivated the world with his principles for building wealth and creating long-term happiness. Through Naval’s own words, you will learn how to walk your own unique path toward a happier, wealthier life.
- How to start journaling
- Getting Things Done for Teens // David AllenGetting Things Done for Teens is a fresh take on David Allen’s classic Getting Things Done, adapting it for a younger audience. Framing life as a game to be played, it offers simple methods that teens can use to win.
- Atomic Habits // James ClearPeople think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. James Clear knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions.
- Show Your Work! // Austin KleonShow Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It's about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time networking. It's not self-promotion, it's self-discovery let others into your process, then let them steal from you.
- Shoe Dog // Phil KnightIn 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion.
- Anything You Want // Derek SiversSivers didn't need a business plan, and neither do you. You don't need to think big; in fact, it's better if you don't. Anything You Want will inspire you to start with what you have, care about your customers more than yourself, and run your business like you don't need the money.