Excerpts from “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”

This is my second time reading this book by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I have decided I was in a more distracted state during my first pass, as I recall having to reread paragraphs regularly. That is less common during this round two. And it isn’t that the passages themselves are overtly complex, I think itContinue reading “Excerpts from “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry””

Review: 4-Hour Work Week

and other musings This week, I finished my second pass of “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss. In the novel, the author outlines his story along with the tools and tricks that he used to “Escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the New Rich.” (Aside: If it were me, I would include theContinue reading “Review: 4-Hour Work Week”

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

A book review I recently finished the book “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything” by Stephen M. R. Covey and found it highly informative and educational. It makes a strong case for the powerful impact of trust in both business in life. My more detailed review is on goodreads. One thingContinue reading “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything”

Finding your One Thing

I previously read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. I know that I got some takeaways out of it; however, since I cannot recall them, it seems likely they did not stick. But I have started listening to his new podcast which has reminded me of the premise. I then compare his principles to myContinue reading “Finding your One Thing”

Worry & Stress

I recently finished reading Dale Carnegie’s “How to Stop Worrying & Start Living” the recommended way, each chapter twice before the next. I do believe that helped various principles sink in more than others, but I still found myself going into the “golden book” to right this review. First, it is fascinating to me thatContinue reading “Worry & Stress”

A Lesson on Decency

I recently picked up How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I first started this book around 9 years ago when I was in the Dale Carnegie Course in St. Joseph, MO; however, I never finished the book. I recall enjoying the stories, but I simply prioritized other activities over reading thisContinue reading “A Lesson on Decency”

Review: An essay on messaging

I recently finished reading, The Ass Is A Poor Receptacle For The Head: Why Democrats Suck At Communication, And How They Could Improve written by Barry Eisler. It is a quick read that I would highly recommend and currently $0.99 on kindle. The essay resonated with me as I am have always felt that theContinue reading “Review: An essay on messaging”