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March 29, 2020

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“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

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“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

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"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

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"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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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...

April 14, 2019

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Favorite Quote:

“One good way to understand a complex system is to disturb it and then see what happens.” 

Why I chose this book: 

To be extremely honest, I’m not sure how this book ended up on my readin...

April 8, 2019

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Quote:

“You have to be willing to give 100 percent with zero expectation of receiving anything in return.” 

BOTM: Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 

Why I chose this book:

This is officially my fa...

March 17, 2019

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“Being chosen is the greatest gift you can give to another human being.”

I was very excited to read this book as soon as I heard of it. Comedian? Self narrated? And from South Africa?? This is going to...

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