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Currently Reading: “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”

27 November 2006 No Comment

What Do You Care What Other People Think?Whilst stuck in LAX yesterday I picked up a copy of Richard Feynman’s final book: "What Do You Care What Other People Think?".

I bought this copy for retail of $13.95 but Amazon has it for $11.16. Of course I knew this by checking the price on my BlackBerry using Baebo’s Amazon search interface [LINK]. (which you can learn how to build in my upcoming book [LINK].

It’s such an easy read. I went through the first 100 pages like butter. Feynman and I would share the same line of thinking in many areas and I found myself saying "yes, I’ve thought of that" on more than one occasion. It’s not that Feynman and I have anything in common (he was one of the greatest minds of the century and I’m a Dubliner from Donnycarney) but that he’s such a relatable character with so few aires or graces.

This book is a collection of thoughts, each in its own chapter and each with its own lesson to impart. Topics include Feynmans role in the investigation of the NASA shuttle disaster, along with how to count a minute accurately whilst running up stairs!!!

The most poignant chapter tells of how he met his wife, married her in spite of her being terminally ill and subsequently buried her whilst working on the Manhattan project for the US government.

Highly recommended (as are all things R.P.F. on this site).

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