A Carefully Curated Library of Unusually Good Ideas

Mostly in the form of essays and book summaries. But it’s more than that.

The Goal?

Run exclusively by Ivaylo Durmonski and supported by course members, the goal of this site is simple: Rigorous production of easily digestible writing to save people from drowning in chaotic information.

In particular, instead of bombarding you with soulless corporate messaging, I curate. I hunt down the best books. I search for uncommon ideas. I fact-check. The end result? Thoughtful, practical, content that will sharpen your mind, presented in a manageable and genuine way. (In the form of actionable book summaries, in-depth how-to articles, and guides about self-discipline and habits.)

Who am I?

I’m a 30+ years old guy living with a girl in Eastern Europe. I’m a co-founder of a baby boy. I read. I write. I wash dishes. And occasionally, though I mainly read digital books now, I go to the local library to get physical copies. What can I say, I have a thing for hardcover books and bookstores.

Some might say that I’m a blogger, a writer even, but after spending $2,500+ on books and more than 4 years organizing my notes (publishing over 100 book summaries), I consider myself more a librarian than a blog owner.

Why I do it?

It’s simple. The content I produce is to help you escape the hedonic treadmill and find direction in this seemingly directionless world.

While the world is becoming a better place for learning new things. As information becomes more abundant, it’s getting harder and harder to find, digest, and make sense of it all. Naturally, and sadly, instead of using the resources online to gain, we settle for mindless scrolling.

My goal, by promoting reading and digesting some of the greatest books ever published, is to question your set beliefs and inspire you to commit to continuous growth.

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