Brad Bachu

PhD Candidate, Department of Physics

Princeton University


These have had the most impact in my life and I wish I read them before undergrad.

  • Deep Work (Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World), by Cal Newport
  • The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life, by Shawn Achor

Minimal Shoes

Some experts suggest we need to re-evaluate what we put on our feet. Generally speaking, this is the `barefoot/minimal shoes' movement. Irene Davis and Daniel Lieberman (both at Harvard) have a lot of interesting things to say about this. If you are interested this 10min video captures some of the ideas, although it was made by a shoe company. If you are still interested, more scientific information is provided in this podcast or clinical commentary. I currently use shoes from these companies