The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

The Book Of Five Rings is the work of Miyamoto Musashi who was a samurai in 16th century Japan. After a lifetime of battles he resided to a cave in the final years of his life to write the strategies he used. Many of his ideas on fighting technique and strategy have become commonplace amongst … Continue reading The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

Learned Optimism By Martin E.P Seligman

Learned Optimism focuses on over 20 years of clinical research to show optimistism in society and the evolutionary benefits of pessimism. Martin Seligman, assisted by other prominent psychologist's, predicted MLB/NBA records, presidential elections, and how effective employees/students will perform solely by analyzing speech patterns for optimism. The book also has tests that you can use … Continue reading Learned Optimism By Martin E.P Seligman

Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee

While the title screams generic self help, Do Nothing is far from it. Rather than preaching tips on how to optimize your time, the book analyzes history and nueroscience to show how we have been conditioned to work hard even at the cost of our mental and physical well being. Packed with tons of interesting … Continue reading Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee

Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly

Resisting Happiness is a religious take on how to live to your fullest potential. Originally, the rough draft for this review was bashing the book for lacking depth or any original takeaways. But after reviewing it again there are a lot of insightful takeaways. It seems like God is referenced every other sentence mixed with little … Continue reading Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly

Nothing To Envy By Barbara Demick

Nothing To Envy focuses on the chaos of living in North Korea told by six defectors who over the course of the book realize their government has betrayed them. Rating: 4.2/5 Recommended for: Anyone who wants to hear the inside scoop from defectors about how fucked up ordinary life in North Korea actually is. Key … Continue reading Nothing To Envy By Barbara Demick

Packing For Mars By Mary Roach

Rating: 3.75/5 Recommended for: anyone with an interest in all the weird nasa training and test experiments throughout history. KEY TAKEAWAYS: The suffix 'naut' comes from the Greek and Latin words for ships and sailing. Astronaut suggests 'a sailor in space.' The most stressful part of being an astronaut is not getting to be an astronaut—it’s not … Continue reading Packing For Mars By Mary Roach

The Perfect Mile By Neal Bascomb

Rating: 4.5/5 Recommended For:Anyone interested in running and the limits of human potential.  Key Takeaways: “A man who sets out to become an artist at the mile is something like a man who sets out to discover the most graceful method of being hanged. No matter how logical his plans, he cannot carry them without … Continue reading The Perfect Mile By Neal Bascomb

Where Good Ideas Come From By Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson's book Where good ideas come from—the natural history of innovation is an amalgamation of well researched anecdotes. Innovative ideas don’t come as a eureka moment but rather form from remixing previous ideas and hunches. The book looks with a wide lens scope over many years to make the point that the evolution of ideas … Continue reading Where Good Ideas Come From By Steven Johnson

Crucial Conversations By Kerry Patterson

Crucial conversations arise everyday and could have a huge impact on the quality of your life. They can be any conversation that are tough, delicate or sensitive to talk about. They can happen in business or day to day life; particularly in situations where stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong.   This … Continue reading Crucial Conversations By Kerry Patterson

Total Recall By Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can check out Total Recall on: AMAZON or GOODREADS Key Takeaways What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else? The idea of balancing the body and the mind. You have to build the ultimate physical machine but also the ultimate mind. The joy in … Continue reading Total Recall By Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad can be summarized in three terms; assets, liabilities and rat race. Robert Kiyosaki presents a untraditional way of thinking when it comes to the path of life. His real father was middle class because he played it safe. His friends father was filthy rich because he took chances. “Don’t just play … Continue reading Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki

On Writing By Stephen King

Stephen King’s On Writing is basically a two part book merged into one. The first half of the book goes over his childhood, how he got into writing—picking up little lessons along the way. He touches on his influences growing up, school shenanigans, and how certain life experiences translated into his books. The second half seamlessly switches … Continue reading On Writing By Stephen King