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

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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

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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

Book Reports · Finance · Professional Development

How to Lose a Million Dollars

This post is about Jim Paul’s book “What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars,” which I believe is one of the books in the Tim Ferriss book club. I found the first half of the book pretty unpleasant, reading about the egotistical protagonist. The second half is worthwhile, but I think only if you’re actively trading/investing… Continue reading How to Lose a Million Dollars

Book Reports · Personal Development

Vagabonding – A Certain Kind of Travel?

This post cover’s the book by Rolf Potts, “Vagabonding, An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel.” To be honest I found the book a little disappointing, after reading it on a recommendation from Tim Ferriss. It seems a bit dated to me, having been written over 10 years ago now (in 2003).… Continue reading Vagabonding – A Certain Kind of Travel?