A recap of the books I read in 2022.
It goes without saying that 2020 was a weird year for all of us but in many ways, it allowed me the time to read a lot more than I have in most years previously. The launch of The Deckle Edge Podcast helped too, as I try and read everything I can the author has … Continue reading 2020 Books Read in Review
An interview with Brendan Bernhard Gaffney about his upcoming book, "James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints" published by Lost Art Press.
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins I’ve written before about my interest, if not utter fascination with human performance. In particular, I’m attracted to stories of people who find ways to push themselves far beyond what the rest of us think possible. And so, I read with particular interest and curiosity, Can’t Hurt Me: Master … Continue reading Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
Body of Water by Chris Dombrowski Like a glass smooth, cerulean flat stretching to the Caribbean sun, Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski is deceptively simple above the surface but complex, moving, and alive below. On its surface, Body of Water is a history of … Continue reading Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski
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
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 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 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
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