Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke

Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke Among the things about which I am most interested, improving the quality of my thinking and of my decision making rank high on the list, so after listening to a Tim Ferriss Show interview with Annie Duke, I was excited to read her book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter … Continue reading Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke

“Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World” by Adm. William H. McRaven and “The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols. Striving to Become an Eminently Qualified Human” by Jocko Willink

The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols. by Jocko WillinkMake your Bed by Adm. William H. McRaven Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books that I would not classify as self-help, but as help-self. Books that recognize the potential within each of us, if only we would get out of our own way, get off … Continue reading “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World” by Adm. William H. McRaven and “The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols. Striving to Become an Eminently Qualified Human” by Jocko Willink

Leadership Strategy and Tactics: FM-02 by Jocko Willink

Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink Leadership Strategy and Tactics: FM-02 is the latest book by Jocko Willink, whom I’ve written about before. In his normal, straight forward style, Jocko provides concise guidance for leaders of all types, in any kind of organization. But as with everything he espouses, the essence of leadership as … Continue reading Leadership Strategy and Tactics: FM-02 by Jocko Willink

Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love With the Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf

Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love With the Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf is an odd little book with an important message. Why is the book odd? Because it set at a samurai school but uses Kobe Bryant and Diet Coke as illustrations, … Continue reading Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love With the Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf

Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover

Tim Grover has been personal trainer and performance coach to no less than Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade, and the late Kobe Bryant, among others. So, its fair to say that he knows a little about performance. Success is winning an NBA championship, making a million dollars, or achieving whatever your personal goal is. Tim Grover’s … Continue reading Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover

How To Be a Gentleman: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy by John Bridges

How To Be a Gentleman by John Bridges I recently read A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and was struck by the primary character, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov. Rostov is such a consummate gentleman, that I was inspired by him to brush up my own act just a bit and re-read How To Be … Continue reading How To Be a Gentleman: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy by John Bridges

Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual by Jocko Willink

Discipline Equuals Freedom Field Manual by Jocko Willink Jocko Willink is a retired US Navy SEAL and was a commander of US SEAL Team 3’s Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi. Jocko is also the co-founder of Echelon Front, an organization that provides leadership training for individuals and businesses using battlefield principles. He … Continue reading Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual by Jocko Willink

Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron

Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron The book Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron and Lioncrest Publishing is about coaching elite CrossFit Games athletes, including Katrin Davidsdottir and Mat Fraser, to be some of the fittest human beings in the world. If you’re interested in CrossFit or just human … Continue reading Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron

The Difference Makers: 30 Contemporary Makers, 30 Remarkable Stories by Marc Adams

I’ve written before about my affinity for books produced by Lost Art Press. Almost without exception, the subject doesn’t matter to me. The books themselves are as much an example of craftsmanship as the content. Well written, well edited, bound in the US on excellent paper with rich photographs. If you love books like I … Continue reading The Difference Makers: 30 Contemporary Makers, 30 Remarkable Stories by Marc Adams