The Prince

Rating: 8/10 A frequent contender in “X books to read in a lifetime,” should you read The Prince by Machiavelli? Will you be fighting any wars, controlling any colonies, or governing any people? Probably not. Is this book useful at all then? I think so and here’s why. The Review Read more…

Essentialism

Rating: 6/10 How do you eliminate non-essential and focus on the essential? Greg McKeown argues essentialism will improve your life. I agree. My issue with the book, however, is that these topics seem to have been discussed in detail in many other places with no new insight (I ran into Read more…

Man’s Search for Meaning

Rating: 9/10 What is the meaning of life? Man’s Search for Meaning provides a very good answer to that question. Victor Frankl’s masterpiece describes how he survived Auschwitz, a one in twenty-eight chance, through mindset as opposed to physical ability. One particular story stood out to me: In the depths Read more…

Can’t Hurt Me

Rating: 9/10 David Goggins is a badass. It makes me want to be a badass. It makes me want to keep saying “badass.” In Can’t Hurt Me we learn that we all can be badass because how far we go is not based on how physically strong we are, but Read more…

Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Rating: 5/10 Can you crush it? Will you hustle and drive and turn $75 dollars of Hot Wheels cars to $1000? Gary Vaynerchuk’s claims to guide us to success on the internet. Unfortunately, however, Crush It is a biography that doesn’t age well. It is more of a motivational pamphlet Read more…