Thinking, Fast and Slow

This book is interesting, but  I suggest reading or listening to a summary (I like Blinkist) rather than taking the time to read the entire book.  It’s too long winded and scientific, and academic for me. SUMMARY: Human minds have 2 systems: System 1- Impulsive, instinctive automatic,  intuitive. This system is legacy of evolutionary past….

Tool for Titans

This is another Tim Ferriss bestselling book. Tim has become one of my favorite writers, podcasters, investors, and basically one of the first people I listen to and learn from in making life decisions. There is no single path to success. Learning from others expands your horizons and encourages you to continue working through failure,…

Weird Ideas That Work

I’ll keep this one short because it’s repetitive to a lot of the books I’ve read and posted on.A lot of the principles remind me of the The Rainforest. Innovation comes from constant innovation, often with frequent failures. Who companies should hire and how should they innovate: 1. Hire nonconformists 2. Penalize for inaction, NOT…

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Here’s my summary, mostly based off of a new app I just started using: Blinkist. I’m not going to fully endorse it yet, but in the 2 hours I’ve spent on it I really love it. It’s basically a database of very good Sparknotes for self improvement and business type books, articles, etc.  Anyways, the…

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

After reading this book twice, I’ve decided to only recommend it to people are currently and actively starting a business.  It’s way too in depth and checklist style for someone like me taking a couple years away from full time business. That being said, it’s great for someone in the processing of starting a business…

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Three parts to this book: How habits emerge within individual lives. Exploring the neurology of habit formation. How to build new habits and change old ones.   Main Take Aways:   Central Argument: Habits can be changed, if we understand how they work. Habits as they are technically defined: the choices that all of us…

Vagabonding. Book review.

I listened to an audio version of this book on a long road trip in Baja Cali a couple weeks before an indefinite trip around the world. It was a recommendation of Tim Ferriss, so naturally I just went for it. I don’t recommend the book for everyone, but if you thinking about a traveling…

Ask and it is Given Book Summary

Summary: This is what most people would call a “hippie book,” so if liking it makes me a hippie, so be it. Lol. This book is about manifestation and connecting to meaning or “source” to find fulfillment in life.  The story in the beginning and throughout the book of Abraham, Jerry  and Esther Hicks will…

Doing Good Better Book Summary

Book summary: There is a quantifiable way to look at doing good or giving back.  If you don’t analyze and understand how much good your actions actually have, then you’re probably just “doing good” for your own reasons, not to efficiently help as many people as you can with the assets you have.   A…

More Than Two Book Summary

My summary of More Than Two by Franklin Veaux   This is a fantastic book that could change the way you think about intimate relationships. Whether or not it does that, it will teach you to improve your communication skills, avoid unnecessary conflict, and to treat your loved ones with extra care and respect. Along…

The Rainforest Book Summary

I decided to read this book because I’m planning to get involved in a Start Up Ecosystem very soon. I went through The Founders Institute in 2013, but left without a business that I was passionate enough about to pursue, so I decided to put it on hold.  This is the main lesson I’ve learned…

10% Happier-Book Summary

Book summary:MEDITATION IS GOOD. My advice: Read the book, listen to the podcast, download the app, and START MEDITATING! And no, I’m not getting paid for this. lol Meditation makes you smarter, happier, more focused, and improves your well being. It helps you to respond, instead of just reacting without thought. I am taking mediation…