Book notes on How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb Intelligence is not a static, one size fits all quality. There are several different types of intelligence—mathematical, verbal, mechanical, musical, bodily, social, and intrapersonal. Intelligence can also be improved with time. The brain is in many ways still a mystery, and […]
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Book notes on The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene Be Fearless Your fears are a prison that constrains your ability to act. Having a fearless mentality will help you gain more power and live your life more fully. In the absence of anything that actually threatens our survival, modern man contrives generalized […]
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Open by Andre Agassi This is just a quick take on Andre Agassi’s fantastic autobiography that can best be described as genuine, eye-opening, and enthralling. Through his many successes and failures, both on the court and off, his story is an inspirational and refreshing look at the human condition and finding happiness in life. Here […]
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Grit by Angela Duckworth Key Learnings Grit can be grown through practice Become more passionate by connecting your work to a greater purpose Greatness is achievable–effort is far more important than talent (success = talent x effort x effort) When you think of grit, who is the first person that comes to mind? For me, […]
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The Misbehavior of Markets by Benoit Mandelbrot Prices in financial markets are not predictable and do not follow any meaningful patterns. Risk, however, does follow patterns that can be modeled and used to better understand the market. Many financial models are flawed in two ways: the assumption that price changes are statistically independent and normally […]
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Relentless by Tim Grover You don’t have to love the hard work, you just have to love the result. The only difference between feedback and criticism is the way it is perceived. To be truly successful in life, you need to stop waiting on being told what to do and how to do it. […]
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The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna & Michael J. Casey The status quo The current economy relies on banks and governments. Banks began by serving as middlemen in transactions, and keeping a centralized ledger of debts. Governments typically control the money supply in […]
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson Most self-help advice is B.S. Traditional self-help advice is is idealized and focuses on what you don’t have. The continuous reminder of what we are not ignores what we do have and instead encourages false confidence or imagined success. Society wants us to […]
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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene Maxims – Be like water—stay flexible and don’t get stuck in your ways. – Be wary of old ideas and advice from others–always put it in the context of changing circumstances. Book Notes In a nutshell: Power is everything in life–without it we are helpless. Having […]
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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams In a Nutshell In this book, Scott lays out his personal system for success. In short, your main goal in life should be to obtain happiness. To become happier, you should get healthy, acquire resources, and have a flexible schedule (in that […]
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