Book Club – The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“Embrace the suck” – Saying in US Navy Special Warfare  Why should one listen to someone who thinks meetings are good, advises you not to listen to your friends, or not promote employees who perform well? For one, he is Ben Horowitz, the famed tech-entrepreneur and co-founder of venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz. The other […]

Summer ’22 reading list

This year’s summer reading list, at first sight, introduces two opposing concepts. One is building habits one per cent at a time so they can withstand our tendency to return our behaviour to square one (Atomic Habits). The other is actually complementary. It literally promotes doing nothing (Do Nothing) to reintroduce meaning into our lives. Picking […]

Book Club – The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

“Desire to me is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want, and I keep that in front of mind. It’s okay to suffer over that one.” – Naval Ravikant Throughout history, we have listened more closely to when successful or powerful people spoke. Being a philosopher […]

Year-end reading list ’21

The latest edition of our year-end reading list features a diverse selection of material with one thing in common: it surprised us by the profoundness that lurks beneath the surface. Our first entry blows the usual social media self-help listicles out of the water. 12 Rules for Life dives deep, both philosophically and psychologically. Two […]

Book Club – Flash Crash

On the 6th of May 2010, the bottom fell out of world markets. It all occurred about a minute after a young man named Navinder switched off the computer in his childhood bedroom. In his twenties, he still lived with his parents in a modest house in London’s working-class neighborhood of Hounslow, right under the […]

Book Club – Can’t Hurt Me

17. Oktober 2019 Inspirational books flood bestseller lists. Most are top of mind as we read them but gone the next day. However, “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins will follow you, and fire you up, years from now. “I noticed this bulky guy sitting on a folding chair, with a water bottle in his […]

Summer ’21 reading list

17. Oktober 2019 This year’s summer reading list starts as a profoundly personal intellectual growth-hacking (“Think Again”) and problem-solving exercise (How to Avoid a Climate Disaster) only to take us on a fictional trip to outer space (“Artemis”).  From there on, we re-energize (“The Headspace Guide To Meditation And Mindfulness”) and get back into the mindset (“Stan […]

Book Club – Zero to One

17. Oktober 2019 The book recommendation below, besides being a favourite of our CEO, is a startup and entrepreneurial must-read. Have you ever heard of the “PayPal Mafia”? One of its most well-known members, along with Elon Musk and Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), is Peter Thiel – Facebook’s first outside investor and founder of PayPal as […]

Book club – March 2021

17. Oktober 2019 Little did we know the Tramondo Book Club would generate such a response! Originally started to share our passion for reading and in-depth analysis within our team, it has become another intellectually rewarding way to engage with our clients, prospects, and friends. The two book recommendations below originate from our valued book club readers. […]

Year-end ’20 reading list

17. Oktober 2019 Covid-19 continues to keep everyone on the edge. Most of us may not be able to enjoy precious time with our loved ones during this holiday season. Our suggested year-end reading list is not meant to make up for the lack of human interaction. Rather, it is aimed at making the best […]