How to Focus Like Warren Buffett

01. February 2017 Productivity 0
How to Focus Like Warren Buffett
There’s a new Warren Buffett documentary out on HBO. It’s called Becoming Warren Buffett, and it’s essentially a visual biography of the world’s richest man. I’m not sure whether history will remember him as a better investor or philanthropist. He’s an amazing individual. One of the keys to Buffett’s success is his all-out intense focus. ...

Ray Bradbury’s Cautionary Tale

Ray Bradbury’s Cautionary Tale
I just finished reading Farenheit 451, approximately 15 years after it was assigned to me in high school. The book was written in 1953 by Ray Bradbury, inspired by several troubling trends seen by the author.  The story follows Montag, a fireman of the future, who’s job is to start rather than put out fires. ...

Best Quick Reads: January 2017

26. January 2017 Learning 0
Best Quick Reads: January 2017
This month I decided to save every article that I really enjoyed in an Evernote notebook. I’ve re-read each of these several times, and I think you’ll like them, too. If you only have time to read one, make it #5. Best thing I’ve read in a long time. 1. Identify With Nothing – Medium 2. ...

A Little Stoicism Every Morning

A Little Stoicism Every Morning
This year I’m reading a book by Ryan Holiday, called The Daily Stoic. The way it works is every morning, you read one page and really digest its message. I liked the idea so I’ve been giving it a go this year.  It’s the second book I’ve read by Holiday. The Obstacle is the Way ...

Becoming an American

23. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
Becoming an American
Last Friday, I became a US citizen. Yes, coincidentally, it was the same day that Donald Trump was sworn in as President – January 20th, 2017. I was one of the last people who became a citizen under President Obama’s tenure. It was the culmination of over a decade of work, started by my parents ...

Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed

21. January 2017 Productivity 0
Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed
January 17th. That’s annual “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day.” It’s the day many people decide to stop bettering themselves and go back to the status quo. Not me. I’m reinvigorated. I wanted to run a mile every day, and I’m upping the ante. I’m going further and walking after. I’m meditating daily. I’m adding more time ...