Personal Development · Spirituality

Hello Word 2019!

The first dikuw WordPress blog was written on Dec. 7, 2011, more than 7 years ago. Time flies, doesn’t it? December 7, 2011 I was living in Emeryville, California, which is just across the bay from San Francisco. I was working on a project for Bayer Healthcare in Berkeley. I had a girlfriend named Erica… Continue reading Hello Word 2019!

Book Reports · Entrepreneurship

Casual Company Building: Review of Derek Sivers’ “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur”

Today’s post concern’s itself with Derek Siver’s book “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur.” I recently finished this short read via an audiobook on Audible, which is pleasantly read by Derek himself. Overall one gets the feeling that the building of his business was a casual, almost accidental affair that… Continue reading Casual Company Building: Review of Derek Sivers’ “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur”

Book Reports · Professional Development

SharePoint Adoption

This post cover’s SharePoint adoption considerations based on the whitepaper “8 SharePoint Adoption Secrets” by Lee Reed, currently available with Kindle Unlimited. These are the points that stuck out to me: For organizations new to SharePoint, adoption is often a “journey from a world of ‘information comes to me via e-mail’ to the world of… Continue reading SharePoint Adoption

Book Reports

The Importance of Loving Yourself

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” I stumbled across Kamal Ravikant’s Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It during a 30-day free trial of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited (no affiliation) and remembered it mentioned by his brother (AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant), on the highly recommended Tim Ferriss podcast “Naval Ravikant on Happiness… Continue reading The Importance of Loving Yourself

Book Reports

BOLD – Peter Diamandis is Optimistic

The post covers Peter Diamandis and Steven Kolter’s optimistic work: “Bold, How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.” Some things that caught my eye: p. 74: “…in dozens and dozens of studies, Latham and Locke found that setting goals increased performance and productivity 11 to 25 percent.” p. 77: “…as most experiments… Continue reading BOLD – Peter Diamandis is Optimistic

Personal Development · Professional Development

Warren Buffett’s 2 Lists

The “secret” to productivity, success, and happiness maybe? Warren Buffett’s famous 2 list method, details below. As a overview, it’s simple: create a list of the 25 things that are most interesting to you and bring you the most happiness, then choose 5 from the list to focus on. The kicker? Avoid the other 20… Continue reading Warren Buffett’s 2 Lists