I wanted to love this book, and I did take a lot away from some chapters. Overall though, I was disappointed. The book seemed to rely on only a handful of research studies and the sections on specific actions were thin. I still haven’t found a great book on networking that I’d recommend to others. […]
I'm a huge book nerd, and I believe that reading is a powerful way to level up in life. I read a handful of books each month (usually non-fiction) around leadership, business, and self-improvement. This is a list of books I've read and short summaries. You can see what I'm reading next here. I also welcome suggestions! Send them to me here.
I was immediately hooked by this one from Yuval Noah Harari after reading his other book Sapiens. However, several hours into the audiobook, I found myself losing interest. It took me over a month to finish this one, which is unusually long for a 6-7 hour book and considering that I chewed through 3 hours […]
I was quite disappointed in this one after being surprised by the quality in Profit First and The Pumpkin Plan. Overall, Surge lacked the applicability and concrete examples that I enjoyed in the other books. It might just not have been the right time for me to read it, but for whatever reason, it wasn’t […]
I read this as a follow-up to Cooper’s book Two-Brain Business 2.0. In Help First, he continues to detail principles and specific tactics to run a profitable business while delivering value to an immense number of people. His writing style gets me fired up, and I leave every reading session with a dozen of ideas […]
I picked this up after reading Michalowicz’s other book, Profit First. In Pumpkin Plan, Mike draws on the process for growing a large pumpkin and extends that process to growing a large business. The steps (paraphrased) are: 1. Identify your top clients 2. Weed out all of the other clients 3. Focus all of your […]
This is the first of Michalowicz‘s books that I’ve read, and it was all about turning around your business finances. Being a bit of a money nerd, I was intrigued. In all actuality, it’s a digital edition of the envelop system where you allocate a specific percentage of revenue to different buckets like OPEX (Operating […]
This book was suggested to me by a friend and dubbed as “life-changing.” They weren’t too far off. Through a personal narrative, Dr. Dotty describes how he learned the tools of visualization, focus, and meditation (although he wouldn’t call it that at the time) as a kid. He details how those tools served him throughout […]
Every gym owner should read this book. Period. It was without a doubt the most helpful book I’ve read about growing CrossFit Undeniable. Chris breaks down the specifics around how to pay your staff, why you should build multiple streams of income, how to onboard new clients, and more.
Along with his other book, Why We Get Fat, this book should be required reading for everyone. It provides deep insight into the sugar industry and the powerful corporations behind it that have influenced dietary recommendations for decades. Taubes also provides overwhelming evidence that sugar is the ultimate cause of many diseases including heart disease, […]
Fantastic read that really challenged me to think deeply around customer experiences and impacts in my personal life. The gist of the book is that there are many opportunities within business and our day-to-day lives where we could elevate a given moment for someone around us. The right type of elevation can take an ordinary […]