Amazon Link Read Jan 2016. Review June 2016. This review is late. I incorrectly assumed I wrote down my thoughts on this book some time ago. I can’t believe I didn’t. It’s not as thoughtful a review as I would like to write. The information has had time to distill. I listened to this as …
Amazon Link Notes from Audiobook listening: Keystone habits are things like a regular gym routine. Around that, if executed well, healthy eating, less smoking, less drinking occur. YMCA example of discovering that the most powerful element of stickiness to a healthy exercise routine was feeling that the gym was a place you saw friends. YMCA …
This is a book a listen to every other month or so. It’s written primarily for artists but applies to absolutely everyone, especially entrepreneurs. You will find yourself repeating lines from it to yourself constantly. Continue readingThe War of Art by Steven Pressfield
A sober, slightly cynical, but incredibly powerful look at how some people interact with the world. Leverages historical examples to prove that the perspective is not, in fact, cynical.
This book gives an incredibly detailed account of the history of Amazon. While some aspects may not be fully accurate due to the non-insider position of the author, just the historical account as seen from the outside is interesting. Many of the major turning points in Amazon’s business happened very early when a lot of us weren’t paying attention.
This is one of the better biographies I’ve ever read. Not just because of its subject. It’s well written and very, very interesting. I couldn’t recommend it more and it makes for a great audiobook.
If you invest in, build, work for or otherwise have interest in anything startup or entrepreneurship related, read this book. Read it now. Continue readingZero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future – Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
This book has nothing to do with the Paleo diet. It will teach you about our bodies’ history of consuming food, how sun exposure effects micronutrient production, how industrial food interacts with our systems and so much more. This book kicked off what has now become a life obsession with the science of food and led to a 30-pound weight drop for me.
I buy this book routinely for friends.
Derek Sivers is someone I respect. He has a talent for distilling ideas into short, pithy statements. He inspired me to create my /now page. This book sounds like self-help by its title but it’s actually a historical perspective of his journey building CD Baby, told in tiny little stories. It’s hilarious and straight to the point. Each chapter takes about 2-3 min to r
A good reminder (and catchy name) for a disciplined focus on seeking quality in life over quantity of things. Continue readingEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less