Make Your Bed

From Make Your Bed: Small Things That Can Change Your Life … and Maybe the World by William H McRaven Start off by making your bedGet the day off to a good start. Find someone to help you paddleTrust your team – value team work Measure a person by the size of their heartJust because…

Understanding Other People

I just finished reading Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior by Beverly Flaxington. It had some great ideas to improve on personal  communication, persuasion, and influence. It’s all about me. For each of us, everything we see, hear, and do is filtered through our own personal filter with “me” in the center…

Choosing the hive queen

Many of you know my family and I are beekeepers. We have multiple hives in our backyard currently producing some very delicious local honey! What those of you who do not keep bees might not know, is how bees end up with their queen. Honeybee hives function with only 1 queen. She is the largest…

The Numbers Game

I just finished reading The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in Life by Michael Blastland. I really enjoyed reading this book. This book helps ground the reader in sound thinking after what we read and see in the news. As I read this book, I thought…

Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far

I just finished the book, “Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far,” by Paul A. Offit M.D. What a great book it was! This is the best, evidence-based book on medical care written for the lay person I have read.

Selfie’s

“A selfie, like any photograph, interrupts experience to mark the moment…. The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us ‘on pause’ in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations ‘on pause’ when we send or receive a text, an image,…

The Fat Tail

I seem to just love learning about statistics and am fascinated with ideas surrounding risk. I chose to read this book (The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat) to better understand fat tail probabilities and…