February 05, 2015 0 Comments

January 2015 Reading List

I’m going to try to do this every month in 2015 with the books that I finish.  I’m trying to figure out a way that isn’t completely ridiculous to do the same for impactful stuff I’ve read online as well. Book 1 Zero to One Let me save everyone some time when it comes to business books. […]

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May 02, 2012 0 Comments

The Valve Company Handbook

The Valve Handbook The new handbook that the video game development company Valve makes every new hire read.  Fascinating stuff. – Company has no organizational chart…or assigned seating. Every desk has wheels so that you can pow-wow in different areas. – Company has no assigned projects.  Every worker comes up with projects and then recruits […]

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May 02, 2012 0 Comments

The Accountability Effect by Bassam Tarazi

Just finished reading the quick ebook “The Accountability Effect“.  Basic learnings… – The difference between rest and laziness in action is very small, but the underlying motivation for each are a grand canyon style chasm apart.  If you don’t rest you won’t succeed, but if the rest turns to laziness you wont succeed either. – […]

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April 28, 2012 0 Comments

The Monk and The Riddle

Just finished  The Monk and the Riddle : The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur by Randy Komisar. Points – 1.  That guy has seen a TON.  Prolific successes AND failures, and I think that’s what gives the business book such a “zen” feel.  But the question throughout is whether the “Deferred Life Plan” is really […]

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October 05, 2011 0 Comments

What I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty

I just finished reading Tina Seeligs book What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.  It was a fast read for me (I think I finished it in a day) but I really liked it a lot.  Here are a few of my favorite […]

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September 23, 2011 0 Comments

Jump Start Your Business Brain: The Scientific Way To Make More Money

Hall drives home the three most important things to make your business succeed. What I like is he doesn’t use anecdotes and theory, but case studies and hard data. Somehow, he manages to make marketing and entrepreneurship an analytical game that can be calculated, which I really enjoyed. Those three things are Overt Benefit – […]

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September 23, 2011 0 Comments

Neuromarketing: Is There a ‘Buy Button’ in the Brain? Selling to the Old Brain for Instant Success

Quick read, I blasted through it while on an airplane flight. Nothing to terribly flashy, but its a good collection of different marketing insights you can get from other books.

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August 03, 2011 0 Comments

Warren Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist I really enjoyed this book.  Its an interesting biography sprinkled with Buffetisms throughout that I actually thought were quite insightful.  Here were a few favorite thoughts. “I’m greedy when people are nervous, and I’m nervous when people are greedy.” – Buffett quote on his investing strategy. “There is […]

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