it’s about effectively and efficiently advocating for what you believe to be true.“
Asking proper questions is the key to author, Trey Gowdy’s, “Doesn’t hurt to ask” communication program; fashioned from his years of experience as a prosecutor and Congressman. He also makes some common sense, profound, IMHO, statements. One of my favorites: “The world would be a quieter, less hostile place if we replace the desire to shout with the desire to be heard...” Somebody should cross stitch samplers.... (More)
First off, you need to get past chapter 2, which may seem tough after seeing the statistics seemingly repeated for several different Charter School networks, but don't get discouraged! There is light at the end of the Chapter 2 tunnel! The level of downright immoral and uncaring behavior of people who seemingly always claim to be so caring about everyone is apalling, and frankly shocking. I can only hope this book reaches many parents who need better schools for their children. If we're.... (More)
This is what happens when someone tries to write a book about nothing he knows about.
Way off base. (More)
Mindset is an issue that most of us have to be considering during these unusual times. Living through a pandemic is something that I have enjoyed reading about in many medical thrillers over the years. Yet here we are in 2020 actually living that nightmare. Being forced to self quarantine out of concern for your personal safety and that of those around can seriously take a toll on your frame of mind. I consider myself fortunate to have read an early copy of this latest book from Zahariades..... (More)
3.5 stars Interesting read. Goes from philosophical to practical. Felt like there was transitional material missing in between. Overall provides some quick and useful ideas and concepts ( read the bold high lights) about topic of mental toughness. (More)
As a writer on personal effectiveness and as a graduate of The Stanford Graduate School Of Business, this is a major book I’d recommend to all, whether an accomplished or aspiring “business” person or in the aesthetic arts. This, and his last book (The Code Of The Extraordinary Mind), takes you all the way to creating a life AND to creating work that are both very satisfying and complete.
I gobbled it up the first day it came out, and I would recommend this to every person on the planet,.... (More)
This book is the best thing since Jen Fulwiler’s conception. Almost every chapter made me both laugh out loud and cry. Check out Jen’s BRILLIANT “sleep temperament” theory (where I was affirmed that I’m the neediest, most un-American dream oriented sleeper of all time but that’s okay!). Get excited for Jen’s story about the time she was kicked out of a fancy museum because of her quest for the ultimate selfie. Most importantly, take the time to complete her seven “cocktail napkin” questions.... (More)
I have read all the author's other books and even though I enjoyed them, I always felt like he was giving me things to DO rather than a way to BE and this book fills that gap. At its core this books message is simple - a clear vision of your ideal future self + one keystone goal will create a powerful identity/personality and all your future decision will be filtered through that new identity. The author argues this is how success is best created. While delivering this message he give the.... (More)
When the title of this book popped up in my recommendations it felt like kismet. I had just participated in an online class that used personality assessments to evaluate how each individual could be most productive. I grew frustrated with the class and all the ‘can’ts’ If you have this personality then you have to accept you will probably never be able to X. I’ve never liked being told what I can’t do.
Personality isn’t published came out not long after the class was over so I was like ‘yes!.... (More)
Think Like a Rocket Scientist is a masterpiece of storytelling and actionable insights. It is refreshingly compelling and captivating (turns out thinking like a rocket scientist is useful for non-rocket scientists). Varol ties together diverse topics (actual rocket science, business, law, psychology) to illustrate nine thinking concepts and brings them to life through striking imagery, wit, humor, and stories of his time at NASA. He pulls in quotations from optimal sources to convey his.... (More)
I'm not a Rocket Scientist or hold any type of degree or Ph.D., but I did learn some basic logic skills and walked away with some interesting insight after reading the book. A lot of the information was based on his programing experiences and some insight into the workings and mismanagement of NASA. I didn't think I was going to walk away with that Ah-Ha moment after reading the book, but I did walk away with an added tool that I will add to my toolbox possible for a future project. (More)
I have the hardback with 232 pages not including Notes and Index. The book is well-written, but, to its credit, it contains economic research and analysis that requires the reader to stay focused. Nonetheless, it didn't take too long to read it.
The wealth of the 1% versus the wealth of all others lies at the heart of the authors' argument. As the book cover says: "How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace." I'll let the authors speak for.... (More)
This is a follow up to their earlier best seller "Winner Take All Politics" that explains how the Republican party and to a lesser extent the Democratic party have been captured by plutocrats who have used their access and money to shift literally the entire growth in GDP from the middle class to the top 1%. actually 0.01%. Because the plutocrats don't have the votes to do this on the merits of their proposals, they use racist themes to capture the white, rural, low educated voters who.... (More)
Ryan Girdusky and Harlan Hill have impeccably written the most important political book of the year, hands down, with "They're Not Listening." This insightful guide to the global uprising of working and middle class folks against an out-of-touch corporate, political, and economic elite will have you hooked from the start. This book is easy to read, especially for those not totally clued in to the subject at hand, but doesn't stop at the surface. It is in-depth from the rise of Hungary's.... (More)
t's a very good read - well laid out, reasonable and well documented with real life stories. You'll recognize the places and the circumstances. If you're only going to read one book this summer - this one is it . (More)
The Psychology of Money is an important book. Housel's easy writing style might give some the impression that this is a casual take on the intersection of psychology and finance, but what's really going on here is a master class in storytelling. Through the lens of history and personal tales, the author teaches us the most profound insights on the psychology of money - what it means to us, how we spend and save and invest, how we connect who we are today to who we might be tomorrow. In the.... (More)