I’d Like To Play Alone, Please By Tom Segura

Short post this week. Tom Segura is a comedian and podcaster. This book is mostly entertainment and stories so not many takeaways, hilarious nonetheless. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • What happens when someone dies. “The world goes on.” • If you’re a comedian, writer, actor, painter, director, dancer, or … Continue reading I’d Like To Play Alone, Please By Tom Segura

No One Succeeds Alone By Robert Reffkin

Actually really enjoyed this one. Some fresh new perspectives on how to achieve your dreams. Definitely worth checking out. RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS |AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • In a crowded and competitive world, “good enough” is generally not good enough. • Be like water. No matter what you set in its way, water … Continue reading No One Succeeds Alone By Robert Reffkin

Drive By Daniel H. Pink

Drive breaks down the psychology behind motivation. There aren’t many straight-forward tips on how to build motivation, it mostly dissects how humans relate to it. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “One cannot lead a life that is truly excellent without feeling that one belongs to something greater and more … Continue reading Drive By Daniel H. Pink

The Art Of Being Indispensable At Work By Bruce Tulgan

Some useful tips on how to operate and carry yourself in business. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Stop focusing on what other people can do for you and focus instead on what you can do for other people. Make yourself super valuable to others. The more value you add, … Continue reading The Art Of Being Indispensable At Work By Bruce Tulgan

How Minds Change By David McRaney

How Minds Change is a scientific exploration into belief, opinions and persuasion. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Riches are irrelevant. Just find happiness with someone, and you’ve got it made. All the materialistic things are just loaned to you. Happiness like that isn’t loaned. It’s yours. • There is … Continue reading How Minds Change By David McRaney

The Five People You Meet In Heaven By Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom books are often short, heartwarming and perspective changing. This one is no different. The Five People You Meet In Heaven is about a character named Eddie that dies and encounters 5 people who didn’t impact his life while he was alive, but upon the reflection of his life in Heaven, give him perspective. … Continue reading The Five People You Meet In Heaven By Mitch Albom

On Consolation By Michael Ignatieff

Primarily stories about historical figures and how they handled dark times. RATING: 2.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Not everything happens for a reason; we claim that it does for a reason: to console ourselves. • Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that … Continue reading On Consolation By Michael Ignatieff

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory By David Graeber

The main point of Bullshit Jobs is that we have created a society where some people work just for the sake of working. The book itself rambles from idea to idea like a textbook with way too many testimonials. Borderline painful to read. What would you like to see more of from this book blog? … Continue reading Bullshit Jobs: A Theory By David Graeber

How To Talk To Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, By Larry King

No groundbreaking communication tools in this book. If you like Larry King, it’s a decent read. RATING: 3.1/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Two ingredients to be a good conversationalist: a sincere interest in the other person and an openness to them about yourself. • Talk to people about themselves and … Continue reading How To Talk To Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, By Larry King

Breathe: A Life in Flow By Rickson Gracie

Breathe chronicles the journey of Rickson Gracie and the Gracie family who pioneered what is today known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Our fears don't stop death, they stop life. • If size mattered, the elephant would be king of the jungle. • In life, … Continue reading Breathe: A Life in Flow By Rickson Gracie

Perception By Dennis Proffitt

Perception: How our bodies shape our mind is a fantastic psychology book about the relation between our psychical body and our perception of reality. It can be summarized by this example; A hill will seem steeper to someone who is out of shape, compared to a fit individual. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY … Continue reading Perception By Dennis Proffitt

Moneyland By Oliver Bullough

Moneyland is a term coined by author Oliver Bullough to describe the hidden, offshore network that oligarchs, diplomats, and the financially powerful use to transfer and protect wealth. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS |AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Estimates for the total amount stolen each year from the developing world range from a massive 20 billion to … Continue reading Moneyland By Oliver Bullough