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Do the Work – Steven Pressfield

Do the Work - Steven PressfieldMy Rating: 7 /10
Title: Do the Work
Author: Steven Presfield

Short but sweet; and just what I needed.

Start Before You’re Ready

Resistance is your enemy. Resistance to do the work. Resistance to stop in your tracks. Resistance that presses you to turn around. So start before you’re ready. Start before you know everything. The more you know about how difficult your task is – the more you will feel resistance. Sometimes blind faith and ignorance is preferable.

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Extracted – Ugo Bardi

Extracted book review and information, Amazon.comMy Rating: 7 /10
Title: Extracted, How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet (Amazon Link)
Author: Ugo Bardi

Extracted could be described as the story of society’s resources. Where they’ve come from and where they’re going. These resources have enabled society to develop the modern technologies underpinning our current way of life. Along with this comes a level of dependence on mineral resources. One that would be difficult to replace should the resources run out.
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Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers by Malcolm GladwellMy Rating: 7 /10
Title: Outliers: The Story of Success (Amazon Link)
Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Ever since I read Outliers, I am glad that I was born in February. This has given me several relative advantages not bestowed upon those born in March and beyond. Before starting school, I had a solid 10 or so months of growth and development over those born in December. When it came to age groups in sport, I was close to being the oldest I could be. Small differences compound over the long hall. If these small advantages are anything to go by, than I just may have won the ovarian lottery. Let’s forget about those born in January.

Where does success come from?

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Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson

Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson, Amazon.comMy 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.

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