From storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages.
I read a lot of books. Some of them I review on here, but a lot of them I read and just move on. So going forward I want to at least touch base and give my overall opinion on those I don’t review completely. Continue reading “March Books”
This week, I read The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing. This is by no means a light read, but it is interesting. Continue reading “The Inkblots”
I’m fortunate enough to work at a company that values women, but I realize that not everyone is as lucky. In Own It: The Power of Women at Work, Sallie Krawcheck talks about the future of women in business, how we are changing it, and talks about life lessons she’s learned in her 30+ year career on Wall Street. Continue reading “Own It: The Power of Women at Work”
We have this idea in America of the self-made man. We love to celebrate individual achievement. We have these icons like Steve Jobs and Henry Ford and Benjamin Franklin, and we talk about how amazing it is that they did these great things and built themselves up out of nothing. I think the self-made man is a myth. I’ve never believed in it. I can honestly say that I’ve never achieved anything on my own. Whether it was my parents encouraging me to follow my dreams, or mentors like Jim McDonald who saw something in me, or classmates like Greg Chamitoff who challenged, me to do better, I owe everything I’ve ever accomplished to the people around me- people who pushed me to be the best version of myself.
Sometimes, you find a book that sounds like it was written by you.
For me, Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated is that book. Also, it just happens to be the 150th book I read in 2016. (Yeah I’m a little behind on posting this review. Don’t hate.) Continue reading “Confessions of an Unlikely Runner”
That’s all it took for me to fall in love with this book. Continue reading “The Sun is Also a Star”
Quick, how many important women did you learn about in history class?
Now, think about all the men you learned about.
I bet the names of more men came to you than those of women. The truth is that there is a whole horde of women that you’ve most likely never heard of. In his book Rejected Princesses, Jason Porath hunts down the stories behind these women. Over 100 women are covered, and I’m ashamed to say that before reading the book I had only heard about a few of them. And that was after reading Rad Women Worldwide.
This book is not what I expected. With a title like Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals, I was expecting a book that would leave me feeling empowered and motivated to take on any goal I chose. Instead, I got a self-help book covering a bunch of problems I don’t really have issues with. Continue reading “Book Review: Habit Changers”