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

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

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

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

Stop Checking Your Likes By Susie Moore

This book is NOT about social media. Rather, it is about gaining freedom from the opinions of others and constant need for social validation. It’s your life, do what makes you happy. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “As within, so without: If humans clear inner pollution, then they will … Continue reading Stop Checking Your Likes By Susie Moore

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