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…

The 80/20 Principle

I recently read a refreshing book, in regard to time use and productivity, called, “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less” by Richard Koch. 80/20 Principle The 80/20 Principle is the idea that there is an imbalance between causes and results, inputs and outputs, effort and reward. Things often fall into one…

You’re Not Listening

I just read a great book called: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters. I found this bestseller to be worth its label. In today’s world, we spend all our time talking at and not with each other. This book is not a lament of that aspect of society, but provides a…

Just Mercy

I recently finished reading a powerful book called, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. This very moving book will challenge you. It is an important read that I highly encourage all Americans to read.

Lessons from Lucy

I just finished listening to the book, Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry. It was full of some wise life lessons shared by Mr. Barry as he observed his dog. In the book, he gave himself a grade on how well he did with each lesson. He…

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…

Do you know what you think?

The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know whta he thinks. –Mortimer Adler

Lindy Effect

When the beard (or hair) is black: Heed the reasoning, but ignore the conclusion. When the beard is gray: Consider both reasoning and conclusion. When the beard is white: Skip the reasoning, but mind the conclusion.

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…