Steve Jobs

9/10 The Book in Three Points Make great products. Steve Jobs was a genius and an asshole. Challenge the status quo. The Review Recently, I’ve been reading a lot of biographies. Anne Franke, Benjamin Franklin, and Leonardo Da Vinci are all excellent. This is one of the best ones I’ve Read more…

Musashi

10/10 When I was a teenager, never did I ever think I would read a 1000-page historical fiction but, but I did and oh boy, am I so glad I did. Musashi is one of the best books I have read in a long time. A tranquil yet exciting book Read more…

Open

9/10 Emotional, gripping, and somber, why is it that all good artists have some aspect of sadness in their life? Open, an autobiography of Andre Agassi, chronicles his fantastic tennis career as he became one of the best tennis players ever, all the while “hating tennis.” Andre’s book, in the Read more…

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…