‘Get Rich’ Books Won’t Make You Rich

Portrait of a very happy young man in a rain of money

I got on the subway for another Monday morning commute. Instead of listening to music or staring off into space, I pulled out my Kindle. I'd been on a personal finance kick lately and had been reading The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco, of which I was about halfway done. At the next stop a man a few years older than me sat down next to me and pulled out a book. It had a … [Read more...]

How to Discover Your Life’s Calling (The Mastery Series)


This is part of a series on Robert Greene's Mastery. You can read my review here. *** Millions of people make their way into work every morning. And for 99% of them it’s a slog. Whether they’re doing hard labor or sitting in a cubicle it’s unlikely that their line of work is what they want to be doing with their life. Few are fortunate to be able to actually pursue … [Read more...]

Why a Jack of All Trades is Better Than A Master of One

books and coffee

When does an individual skill our skillset become ‘good enough’ to satisfy our desires? Does it ever? Let’s say you are a learning Spanish. So you study it for months, or even years, and reach a point where you are quite comfortable speaking about everyday topics with random people. You have clearly reached a point of proficiency with the language—enough so where it … [Read more...]

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki


There are a lot of gurus out there who claim they know the secret to wealth. Most of them are full of shit. In fact, many call Robert Kiyosaki insincere and critique his ideas, but I wanted to find out for myself. So I decided to get a copy of Rich Dad Poor Dad to see what the hype was all about. As you may have guessed from the title, Kiyosaki had a 'Poor Dad' and a 'Rich … [Read more...]

Mastery by Robert Greene


The path to mastery is more achievable than you may imagine. While genetics, intellect and other natural gifts play a role, Greene demonstrates that not all masters were innately blessed with talent. The common explanations for a Mozart of a Leonardo da Vinci revolve around natural talent and brilliance....But thousands of children display exceptional skill and talent in some … [Read more...]

Hillary’s Book Flopped–Her Support on Election Day Will Too


This 2016 Presidential race is an election like no other. Not only are the implications profound, but the amount of media its getting is unprecedented. As a presidential candidate, Hillary has received plenty of attention. Moreover, she has the backing of the mainstream media, and tens of millions of Americans. Despite all this, she can’t sell books! Total … [Read more...]

Kindle vs. Paperback: What’s the Best Way to Read a Book?


The evolution of printing has come a long way. In ancient times books were written on papyrus. We then got around to making paper books, and Johannes Gutenberg fundamentally changed the world with the printing press. Today, technology has come so far that physical books can be viewed as a burden! Why carry a book when you can just have an e-reader? The rise of the Kindle … [Read more...]

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie


We all get anxious and worried from time to time. We think about bills that need to be paid, or about the risks of a business venture we're embarking on. What we don't think about is how this worry and anxiety is ruining our lives and slowly killing us. If you suffer from anxiety, you need to purge it from your life. And psychiatrists and pills can get you only so … [Read more...]

Is Blinkist Worth It? How to Make the Most of this New App


Though using time wisely is of the utmost importance, trying to reinvent the wheel isn’t always a good idea. When it comes to books, there are no shortcuts. Speedreading, CliffsNotes, and now Blinkist, are attempts at allowing people to get more out of a book in less time. Instead of sitting down and spending hours reading a book, why not just spend a few minutes getting a … [Read more...]

The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin


One of the great things about books is that we can get a look inside the minds of brilliant and successful people. We can see how they think and how they process information. We can learn from their mistakes to avoid wasting our own time and energy. Reading autobiographies and self-improvement books are the best ways to access this knowledge. These types of books allows … [Read more...]