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Book Review – The War of Art

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Steven Pressfield is the author of Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion’s Gate, The War of Art, Turning Pro, The Authentic Swing, Do the Work and The Warrior Ethos. He’s an incredible and prolific writer with a lot to teach. The War of Art by …

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Book Review – Thinking Fast & Slow

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Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is a dense read. It’s one of the tougher things I’ve made it through recently, but if it’s well worth it if you have the time and inclination. Thinking Fast and Slow is a masters class on the human brain, it’s systems, strengths and weaknesses, and how our programming can work against us. …

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Book Review: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

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I really enjoyed Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. One my my professional development goals for the year was to improve my networking, specifically how to do it in a more systematic and methodical way. I’m pretty good with AQ2people and actually do some outreach pretty regularly, but I don’t have a system. As Margaret Wheatley said, “Relationships are all …

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Book Review – The One-Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards

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I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. The One-Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards is a masterpiece in simplicity. His ideas aren’t necessarily new and the book covers a lot of the same ground as many others. BUT Richard’s ability to distill important ideas in to simple, memorable, and teachable images is a gift. It’s incredibly accessible …

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The Atlantis Trilogy

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I recently finished up The Atlantis Trilogy by A.G. Riddle. For an unknown Kindle author’s first book (and series), these were high quality. It’s not Robert Heinlein but if you just need an easy fun read, it’s perfect. The books brought a unique perspective to an old story, had engaging characters and a fast paced, interesting story line. I’ve read other reviews …

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

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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 …