A Really Good Day By Ayelet Waldman

Author Ayelet Waldman expirements with micro-dosing LSD for 30 days to solve her health problems and achieve equanimity. RATING: 4.6/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS |AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: A microdose of a psychedelic drug is approximately one-tenth of a typical dose.  The illegal drug market is the most profitable commercial enterprise in the world—more profitable than … Continue reading A Really Good Day By Ayelet Waldman

Zero To One By Peter Thiel

Lessons on startups, business and the world of technology--taught by the cofounder of PayPal, Peter Thiel. RATING:4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Google makes so much money that it’s now worth three times more than every US airline combined.  “Madness is rare in individuals— but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it … Continue reading Zero To One By Peter Thiel

The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant By Eric Jorgensen

Naval Ravikant is a thought-provoking Silicon Valley angel investor. The almanac is an amalgamation of Naval’s tweets, podcast interviews and other ideas transcribed. Packed with philosophical wisdom regarding happiness, economics and wealth creation; this book is one to be re-examined many times.  RATING: 4.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS AMAZON | FREE PDF Version KEY TAKEAWAYS: All … Continue reading The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant By Eric Jorgensen

Incognito By David Eagleman

Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman breaks down brains chemistry and the subconscious mind. RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “If our brains were simple enough to be understood, we wouldn’t be smart enough to understand them.” A typical neuron makes about 10,000 connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, … Continue reading Incognito By David Eagleman

Hiroshima By John Hersey

Hiroshima covers the chaos that unfolds on August 6th 1945 from the perspective of six different civilians. John Hersey skips the details of the war to highlight their personal experience during the attack. RATING: 3.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: In a city of 240,000, nearly 100,000 people had been killed or … Continue reading Hiroshima By John Hersey

Humor, Seriously By Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life is told from a scientific and comedic perspective, highlighting how levity and humor are essential tools for forging more human connections, improving performance in the workplace, unlocking creativity and boosting resilience in bad times.  RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Humor … Continue reading Humor, Seriously By Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

Drug Use For Grown-Ups By Dr. Carl L. Hart

While dispelling any stigmas surrounding drug use, spotlighting systemic racism and resenting ignorant drug laws, Dr. Carl Hart pitches the idea of legalizing and regulating all drugs for a safer, more understanding society.  RATING: 4.6/5 (BPR Recommended!) CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “If people let government decide which foods they eat and … Continue reading Drug Use For Grown-Ups By Dr. Carl L. Hart

The Order Of Time By Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist who explains to the best of our human understanding how we observe and relate to the flow of time; past, present and future.  RATING: 3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Every day countless people die, and yet those who remain live as if they were mortals." … Continue reading The Order Of Time By Carlo Rovelli

Tuesday’s With Morrie By Mitch Albom

Tuesday’s with Morrie is a heartfelt story of a professor suffering from ALS talking with his favorite student about life and death.  RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.”  “Accept the past as past, without denying it … Continue reading Tuesday’s With Morrie By Mitch Albom

Kitchen Confidential By Anthony Bourdain

Cocaine, cracked oysters and secrets from the culinary underbelly. Kitchen Confidential, written in an almost Hunter S. Thompson style, goes behind the scenes of the restaurant industry. Anthony Bourdain’s chef career is recapped with vivid descriptions, brutally honest opinions and secrets of the craft. RATING: 4.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Never … Continue reading Kitchen Confidential By Anthony Bourdain

Logged In And Stressed Out By Paula Durlofsky

Logged In And Stressed Out cites numerous studies and personal anecdotes from the authors therapy sessions to show the pros and cons (mostly cons) of social media and how to find balance in the digital age.  RATING: 3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Studies show the greater overall social media use and … Continue reading Logged In And Stressed Out By Paula Durlofsky

The Wim Hof Method By Wim Hof

Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. The Wim Hof Method has lead to multiple world records and is rewriting science textbooks which are based on the foundation of three pillars; Breathing, Cold Therapy and Mindset. RATING: 3.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON   KEY … Continue reading The Wim Hof Method By Wim Hof