The Art of the Deal

I read this book, written by our current President when he was much younger back in 1987. I read it to try to gain insight into how he thinks and why he acts the way he does. I remember reading a news article about Dennis Rodman giving Kim Jong Un a copy of the book…

What Would the Great Economists Do?

This was an interesting book, where the author (Linda Yueh) walked through big ideas from historically influential economists and demonstrated how their ideas remain pertinent in today’s modern world.  She provides the stories of their life that helped them shape their ideas.

Botany of Desire

This book describes the relationship that has developed between plants and people. Plants attract us through different desires: sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control. In many ways, both people and plants have benefited from these relationships, and that is what the book describes.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Few books change the way you view how the World works. I was not expecting this one to open my eyes to how foreign policy works across the globe like it did. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was an incredible story of how we in the US have used our financial system combined with…

Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear is a good, practical life book to read. Mr. Clear describes, using great storytelling, how to develop and incorporate small habits in your life to increase your potential. He gives solid advice that is simple to begin…

How to Read a Book

Having just read the classic book, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler, I must keep a synopsis of his rules for future reference! A classic book I have intended to read ever since my high school teacher read it and claimed it changed his life. The…

Why you love music

This book was a fun listen (I listened to the audiobook version). I learned a lot about the science behind music, how and why instruments sound different, and some psychology behind music. Here are some of what I learned:

Boys in the Boat

This book is a great story about the 1936 USA Olympic Rowing team in the Berlin Olympics. It goes into detail of each of the characters who made up that team, what they endured to make it there, and how they won. I learned a lot about the sport of crewing, life during the Depression,…

Mere Christianity

I have wanted to read Mere Christianity by CS Lewis for a long time. This book did not disappoint as I listened to it on audiobook. The book is written for Christians, not for those who do not believe. This is an important thing to understand as, it will not be understood by those who…

Skin in the Game

I have thoroughly enjoyed almost all of Nassim Taleb’s books. This one (Skin in the Game) is one of my top 2 favorites due to how well it translates to real life practice. For Taleb’s books, I find his words to be one of the best ways to phrase his thoughts and ideas. Here are…