Book: Minimalism

“Minimalism: live a meaningful life” by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus “We must stop searching for happiness and instead start looking for meaning. If our short-term actions align with our long-term values, we’ll find purpose in whatever we’re doing. Paradoxically, it is this way of living—living deliberately—that leads to true happiness.” “As yet, try […]

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Book: Real Impact

“Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change” by Morgan Simon “Impact investment is an attempt to align money with values. It is the practice of selecting for-profit investments in light of a growing awareness of the social and environmental outcomes of such investments.” “Rather than playing with the $46 billion that constitutes the annual […]

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Book: The First 90 Days

“The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter” by Michael D. Watkins “When more than two hundred company CEOs and presidents were asked for their best estimates of the time it takes a typical midlevel leader who has been promoted or hired from the outside to […]

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Book: Option B

“Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy” By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant “Resilience is the strength and the speed of our response to adversity–and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about the strengthening the muscle around our backbone.” “three P’s can stunt recovery: (I) personalization–the belief that […]

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Book: Angel

“Angel: How to invest in technology startups — timeless advice from an angel investor who turned $100,000 into $100,000,000” by Jason Calacanis “The world has trillions of dollars sitting in bonds, cash, stocks, and real estate, which is all really ‘dead money.’ It sits there and grows slowly and safely, taking no risk and not […]

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Book: The Alliance

“The Alliance: managing talent in the networked age” by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh. “In an alliance, employer and employee develop a relationship based on how they can add value to each other. Employers need to tell their employees, ‘Help make our company more valuable, and we’ll make you more valuable.’” “Employees need to […]

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Book: The Art of People

Here are my notes on “The Art of People” by Dave Kerpen. “1. Write down the names of three people in your life whom you’re struggling to get. 2. Commit to asking one to have coffee with you after you finish this chapter. 3. Walk into the coffee meeting determined to get this person (even […]

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