What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

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Love, Lunacy, and a Life Fully Lived: Oliver Sacks ( Book review by Brain Pickings) Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide (Book review by Farnam Street) White Collar works sell everything for an Airstream and travel (Plaid Zebra) How to Survive Being an Overnight Success (WSJ) Fidelity’s Best Investors Are Dead (The Conservative Income Investor) Can your portfolio survive rising interest rates? (Fortune) …

What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

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How to maximize your Costco (or big box warehouse) savings (The Penny Hoarder) We spend tons of money at Costco. Great tips. I’ve never tried their pharmacy. I’ll be checking that out in the future. The Youth Recession: The new normal for young workers (The Atlantic) 30 things to stop doing right now (Ryan Holiday) The future of college (FastCompany) …

Mr. James Altucher in his hotel suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, Thursday, Feb 21, 2013.

Book Review – Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth by James Altucher

Adam Books, Entrepreneurship, Reading 1 Comment

As James Altucher says, “my life changes every 6 months” and that’s quite evident when looking at his bio. He’s been a hedge fund manager, day trader, underground poker player, chess master, entrepreneur of a dozen companies, and is a prolific writer, appearing in major publications across the web as well as his own site. He’s a podcaster (with 2 …

My 3 Favorite Commencement Addresses

Adam Mental Models, Personal Improvement

In honor graduation this year, I thought I would share 3 of my favorite commencement addresses that address 3 very different topics from 3 very different angles. You’ll hear from a poet philosopher, a genius billionaire CEO, and and an Naval Admiral. A lot of great lessons here. Most importantly: Be kind, empathetic, and remember life does not revolve around you. …

What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

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12 things I learned from Warren Buffet’s 50th Anniversary Letter (25iq) Marc Andreesons plan to win the future (NewYorker) Restoring Hope for ‘Our Kids’ (Bloomberg) 11 things productive people do (Fortune) The quest for a better bee (Nat Geo) Cool Interactive Graphics from Trulia on Rent vs Buy in major metros (Trulia) Innovation in the oil patch (NYT) The most createive …

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How to build a garden bed

Adam DIY, Garden, My Life 6 Comments

Last week we decided to double up on our garden space. We’ve planted a massive number of trees, but we only had 2 raised beds, an 8×4 and 12×4. It’s a good bit of space for the winter garden, which is largely greens, but when we plant the more diverse summer garden, it doesn’t leave enough space for everything we wanted …

Book Review

Billy Graham: His Life and Influence by David Akiman

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More than any preacher in American history, Billy Graham has acted as the religious of the Protestant faith in this country. He’s held court worldwide with politicians, presidents, celebrities, and many others. He’s been the spiritual counselor of most of our modern Presidents. His long career also meant he was forced to deal with a changing landscape of civil rights, …