Fooled By Randomness By Nassim Taleb

Fooled By Randomness is a book about luck- more precisely how we perceive and deal with luck in business and life. Nassim Taleb is the founder of Empirica Capital, a crisis trading firm and a professor of mathematical sciences at New York University. The book mainly focuses on investing. RATING: 3.6/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS … Continue reading Fooled By Randomness By Nassim Taleb

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 Soul Of A Butterfly By Muhammad Ali

A short autobiography where Muhammad Ali reflects on his life and career. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Think well of all, be patient with all, and try to find the good in all. • The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once … Continue reading The Soul Of A Butterfly By Muhammad Ali

How To Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan

As in-depth a book about psychedelics can be— diving into the history, cultural impact, medical benefits and legality. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Our perceptions of the world offer us not a literal transcription of reality but rather a seamless illusion woven from both the data of our senses … Continue reading How To Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan

Finish By Jon Acuff

Written in a humorous style, Author Jon Acuff makes the point that the quest for perfection may be what’s hindering you from completing your goals and measuring data is the best tool to counteract perfectionism. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The harder you try to be perfect, the less … Continue reading Finish By Jon Acuff

On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder encapsulates how lessons of the past can prevent tyranny of the future. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Where annual elections end, tyranny begins. • Stand out. Someone has to. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without … Continue reading On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

Liftoff By Eric Berger

Liftoff follows the rise of SpaceX, specifically, the team formation and trials and tribulations of the four do-or-die flights. RATING: 4.3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • If you want to become a millionaire, start out as a billionaire, and found a rocket company. • The largest object NASA has ever sent … Continue reading Liftoff By Eric Berger

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