Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Subtitle:
Adventures of a Curious Character
Authors:
Richard P. Feynman Ralph Leighton
Rating:
5/5
Pages:
352
Year:
2010

readings

started finished locations duration
2019-12-01 2019-12-16 Buenos Aires 16

review

Outstanding book. Contains lots of personal stories from Feynman life. I like how open he was describing all the experience, without being afraid of judgments.

Few random lessons:

  • people outside of the company overestimate what is going on inside
  • you have no responsibility for the world
  • you have no responsibility to match exptectations of other people, those expectations are not yours
  • stay curious
  • teaching is important activity to still contribute something even if you can’t invent/create new things at the moment
  • have different hobbies

I was also suprised how open he was about his persknal life. Some stories I found strange and a bit inappropriate for our times, but I definitely admire openess.