My Rating: 8 /10
Title: The Miracle Morning: The not-so obvious secret guaranteed to transform your life before 8am (Amazon Link)
Authors: Hal Elrod
Personally I hate Albert Einstein quotes. Why doesn’t everyone start with them? Maybe it’s just from working in research, but I feel I have been chronically over-exposed…
Reading The Miracle Morning has gotten me out of bed in the morning and made me look forward to it. You can too, but only if you consciously commit to it.
My Rating: 8 /10
Title: Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends (Amazon Link)
Author: Seth Godin
Written just prior to Yahoo! acquiring Seth Godin’s company Yoyodyne, Permission Marketing will open your eyes to just how pervasive marketing is around you and provide insights into how money flows across the web.
Say no to “interruption marketing” and find out why permission is required for effective marketing in the 21st Century.
My Rating: 6 /10
Title: Antifragile, Things That Gain From Disorder (Amazon Link
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
On the surface Antifragile actually deserves a 9/10 rating. The book presents a deceptively simple concept that will be new to many people. However things started to seem repetitive in the latter half of the book and so I took one point off of my rating for every half an hour that I just wanted the book to end. Despite this the core idea deserves your attention.
See below for my explanation of what “Antifragile” means and how this relates to some other concepts that everyone should know about.
My Rating: 7 / 10
Title: Losing My Virginity (Amazon Link)
Author: Richard Branson
Continuous near depth experiences, while building up the Virgin empire from nothing has created a certain tension that runs right through Richard Branson’s autobiography. I found this to be a surprisingly engaging read that I couldn’t put down.
Just in case you’re wondering, the book does deliver on its title (and I’m not talking about when he had to sell Virgin Records to Thorn EMI). See below for some (brief) notes organised into three main themes.
Following in the footsteps of countless internet bloggers, I too will document my journey to try something new. Albeit with my own take on things.
To be honest there isn’t much exciting about walnuts. They are fairly bland compared to other nuts like almonds. They also aren’t much to look at either. However, I’ve never cracked walnuts myself or ate them straight from the shell before. So I figure why not give it a go. Let’s get cracking.