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June 2, 2020

Contributor:

“A sociopath is often described as someone with little or no conscience."

How I read this book:

Audiobook

Why I chose this book:

I absolutely love stories of how people and companies come to be the way th...

May 6, 2020

Contributor:

“The obsessive focus is where I feel most like myself"

How I read this book:

Audiobook

Why I chose this book:

This book was recommended to me on Instagram. Growing up playing basketball, some of these sto...

April 19, 2020

Contributor:

“To get past the conceptual stage, ideas need to become your crusades"

How I read this book:

Kindle

Why I chose this book:

Unknowingly I joined the same fraternity Paul Allen was in while he was in unvers...

March 29, 2020

Contributor:

“Real Estate investing is recession proof"

Why I chose this book:

I've been into real estate investing since 2011 after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. After years of doing research, I stumbled upon the Bigg...

March 1, 2020

Contributor:

“Empathy is a prerequisite to the sound management of creativity, and respect is critical.”

Why I chose this book:

I was listening to Robert Iger's interview with Tim Ferriss when he mentioned his book....

February 4, 2020

Contributor:

"Courage over comfort"

Why I chose this book:

I've listened to Brené Brown's TED Talk and Netflix special, and what she talks about can be applied to essentially all interactions with people.

Summary:

Thi...

December 1, 2019

Contributor:

"Only a fool never changes his mind"

Why I chose this book:

Richard Branson is a polarizing figure and often seen as the opposite of other shrewd billionaire titans, as sort of adrenaline hippie with a...

November 13, 2019

Contributor:

“there are no bad teams, only bad leaders” 

Why I chose this book:

I’ve heard and read about Jocko before and was curious what his incredibly disciplined attitude and mind had in store in Extreme Owners...

October 29, 2019

Contributor:

“There is a truth of what I’ve been told. There is a truth of what I’ve lived. There is a truth of what I’ve remembered.” 

Why I chose this book:  

No one really knows they hear Steve Aoki, but som...

September 25, 2019

Contributor:

“Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” 

Why I chose this book: 

I have always been a fan Bourdain since getting hooked on his shows like The Layover, No Reservations and Pa...

August 31, 2019

Contributor:

“The key to learning is feedback. It is nearly impossible to learn anything without it.”

Why I chose this book: 

I stumbled upon this book in Audible and have been a big fan of Freakonomics for a while.

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July 2, 2019

Contributor:

“It’s a temptation that exists for everyone—for talk and hype to replace action.” 

Why I chose this book: 

One of my friends had this book and recommended it so I stole it and read it. This was also a g...

June 12, 2019

Contributor:

“Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” 

Why I chose this book: 

I overheard Rachel Hollis’ audiobook on a car ride and really enj...

May 15, 2019

Contributor:

“The box isn't all that different from life. If you go in with fear, fear is what you'll find.” 

Why I chose this book: 

I had forgotten a book to read at the park and this book was handed to me to fill...

April 30, 2019

Contributor:

“The beauty of empathy is that it doesn’t demand that you agree with the other person’s ideas” 

Why I chose this book: 

I was looking up negotiation articles and videos online and stumbled across Chris...

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