Quiet By Susan Cain

Are you introverted or extroverted? Quiet breaks down the difference between the two: showing the pros and cons and the evolutionary benefits of both characteristics. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • One third to one half of Americans are introverts—in other words, one out of every two or three people … Continue reading Quiet By Susan Cain

The Most Important Thing By Howard Marks

Chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital, Howard Marks, reveals his investment philosophy. RATING: 4.1/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON Also check out: The Warren Buffet Way KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Investment success doesn’t come from “buying good things,” but rather from “buying things well.” Thus, it’s not what you buy; it’s what you pay for … Continue reading The Most Important Thing By Howard Marks

Together By Vivek H. Murthy, M.D

The nineteenth surgeon general of the United States, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, explains why loneliness is a public health issue and the importance of community and social connection. RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • According to a 2018 report, 22% of all adults in the US say they often or … Continue reading Together By Vivek H. Murthy, M.D

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind By Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki was a Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Buddhism in the United States. Zen Mind, Beginner’s mind is a compilation of his teachings transcribed by his students. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are … Continue reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind By Shunryu Suzuki

The Only Plane In The Sky By Garrett M. Graff

A chilling chronological recap of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S soil, told by those who experienced it first hand. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The morning of 9/11 was a really nice morning, weather-wise. As a pilot we say “Clear Blue and 22” when it’s clear skies and … Continue reading The Only Plane In The Sky By Garrett M. Graff

Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

Sporadic stories told by Bob Dylan himself— sharing his inspiration, song creation process and the encompassing musical characters that helped shape his career. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Folk songs were the way I explored the universe, they were pictures and the pictures were worth more than anything I … Continue reading Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

We Own This City By Justin Fenton

The shockingly heinous story of corruption in the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF)—lead by Sergeant Wayne Jenkins. *Soon to be an HBO series starring Jon Bernthal* RATING: 4.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • In a survey of the 3,200 officers on the force, nearly a quarter said they … Continue reading We Own This City By Justin Fenton

The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

First glance... seems like a children’s book—the length, word spacing and illustrations. Upon further reading, an abundance of straightforward wisdom. Now, I understand why this book is so popular and universally loved. Simple and impactful. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • 1st Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word. • Speak … Continue reading The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss

Optimize your workload and life; or just say fuck it, ask for forgiveness later and go on mini retirements and travel abroad for months at a time. The 4-hour workweek has plenty of useful tips and references to escape the 9-5 but Tim Ferriss’ personal stories comes off egotistical throughout the book. RATING: 4/5 CHECK … Continue reading The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss

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

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