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

Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

The dirty secrets of the fast food industry are revealed in this well researched book. After starting with the origin of McDonald’s, the book promptly switches gears to the dark side of the industry; targeting children, cutting moral corners, poor food standards, E. Coli outbreaks, inhuman slaughterhouses and dangerous working conditions—all just par for the … Continue reading Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

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

Eats, Shoots & Leaves By Lynne Truss

A witty approach to the subject of punctuation.  Instead of just teaching punctuation, Lynne Truss makes fun of the evolution and sticklers throughout history while brilliantly providing examples and explaining the proper forms. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: We have a language that is full of ambiguities; we have a way of … Continue reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves By Lynne Truss

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 … 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