Category Archives: Book Reviews

A Vegan Reviews the 4-Hour Body

Vegan take on the Four Hour Body

I like Tim Ferriss’ stuff and I am a big fan of life hacking so I picked up a copy of his book the 4-Hour Body. The book is as billed. It is about short cuts to a variety of physical achievements such a ripped body, running, injury recovery and even sexual performance. In terms…

Stockdale Paradox

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Next time you think you are having a bad day, think about James Stockdale. Good to Great, the well known business book by Jim Collins discusses several keys to business success for business, including what it takes to be a great leader, finding the right employees, and the power of focus. One of the most…

Endurance, Faith, Hope and Doing the Impossible

After posting the Don’t Worry Be Happy video last week, in which Christopher Reeves did some whacky dancing, I dug up my old copy of his book and skimmed through it. Great read if you haven’t picked it up before. Nothing is Impossible is the story of his equestrian accident in 1995 which left him…

You Can Choose Your Destiny

One of my favorite books and certainly one of the ten I would want with me if I was stranded on a desert island is Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. I was exposed to this book in a business seminar, of all places, about 20 years ago – a bizarre place to discover such…

Learning to Meditate

If you are just starting to meditate and finding it a bit frustrating, join the club, but rest assured it gets easier with practice. When I first tried meditating it reminded me of golf, a sport that is supposed to be relaxing, but frustratingly hard to learn (for me anyway). Somewhere I had read that…

Book Review: Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

If you have young daughters, you will be interested in this book. It’s author Dr Meg Meeker, is a pediatrician who has counseled thousands of families and young girls over the last 20 years. She believes that Western society, which increasingly promotes a passive and let-kids-learn-on-their-own philosophy, doesn’t help kids grow up to be successful…

Book Review: The Kaizen Way

Last fall I read a great book called, One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, written by Robert Maurer. The book explained why most of us find it difficult to make big changes in our life or learn new behaviors. He explains the science behind it, but my crude summary is this: …

Get the Right 5 Things Done Today

Like everyone else, I suffer from having tons of conflicting priorities and many days it seems like my systems for keeping me focused on my top priorities aren’t working. Off and on, I have used systems like Get Things Done , by David Allen (too complicated for me personally),  The Power of Less by Leo…

Book Review: Crush It!

Just listened to the audio version of Gary Vaynerchuk’s book Crush It! I have to admit, when someone first pointed me to Vaynerchuk’s popular live cold call video, I thought he was a bit rough and thought OK, sure he is a confident, fast talker. So what? But I couldn’t deny his ability to build…

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