Along with a farewell to the year, here are personal book picks:
Another year over, and what have I learned? Here are some of my (personal) book picks:
#1 Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The bestselling author of The Black Swan: Impact of the Highly Improbable continues a unique view of our complex and unpredictable world. This is a weighty book in size and scope, ranging from society to health, but I especially found Taleb’s skewering of modern medicine and big pharm highly entertaining, and gained insight into ideas many non-traditional wellness practitioners have espoused for years.
Posture is mentioned briefly (p 58 “The lady in Figure 2, thanks to a lifetime of head-loading water jugs, has outstanding health and excellent posture”), and is strongly congruent with the StrongPosture® ideas from my book, Stand Taller~Live Longer: An Anti- Aging Strategy.
In fact, the ideas behind the 4th and 5th Posture Principles (“The Body Learns What you Teach it” and “Changes in Posture and Changes in Motion cause the body to change”) could have been Taleb’s words. And while chiropractic is not mentioned in the book, I believe the author would agree with the classic chiropractic maxim, “within the limits of nature, the power that made the body can heal the body”.
Read Dr. Weiniger’s indepth comparison between Antifragile and the StrongPosture® concepts, as well as Taleb’s feedback.
Other business reads:
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Great ideas connecting many psych and business concepts of how we think, although I ended up disagreeing with many of the author’s underlying biases
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
* Great exploration of changing behaviors…from P&G marketing to choosing how you want to have lived your life.
Clinically, I found challenge and inspiration in:
The Spinal Engine by Serge Gracovetsky