Book Club Summaries

Ideas That Have Changed My Life

Don’t Be Epicurean, Be Stoic

Complacency has impacted all once great nations: The Greeks, the Egyptians, the Romans, and the Spanish. These once dominant empires have all failed. Why? Because nothing fails like success. Experiencing anything for extended periods of time, such as prosperity, health, or wealth,... Read More

If You Want To Be Persuasive, Build A Relationship With People

Being persuasive is not some innate talent that certain individuals possess that other individuals don’t. You don’t have to be some elegant orator who knows how to use certain psychological techniques in order to persuade individuals to do something. In order to... Read More

If You Want To Do Anything Big In Life, It’s Going To Take Courage

If you want to do anything big in life, whether it’s start a business, have a romantic relationship, or put your work out into the world to be criticized, it’s going to take courage. Courage is what allows you to run your own... Read More

When Everyone Says Go Left, Go Right

If you want to be rich, happy and successful, do not listen to the advice of most people. The reason for this is because most people don’t really know much about how to find happiness, build wealth and achieve success. This means that... Read More

The Distinct Quality of Billionaires: Why Your Goal Should Never Be To Compete

For those of us who are not billionaires, we’re often taught that competition is a good thing. We grow up believing that competition challenges us and that competition helps us grow. But interestingly, however, billionaires would disagree with this idea.... Read More

Tell A Story

Failure to communicate your ideas to others is a fast road to failure. It means start ups won’t get funded, careers won’t soar and products and services won’t get sold. Ideas, when effectively packaged and delivered, can change the world.... Read More

Why You Will Fail To Be Successful

The top 100 actors, the top 100 movies, and the top 100 books will never be known, seen, or read because of the actors and writers inability to market themselves and their ideas to others. Some people have all the... Read More

What’s In It For Me?

As humans, we are unquestionably self-interested. In business, politics and economics, self interest reigns supreme as a normative principle of human behavior. It was the British moral philosopher Adam Smith who said, “It is not from the benevolence of the... Read More

The Key To Making Less Mistakes In Life

What if you could avoid making all life changing mistakes? Mistakes like investing years of your life into dating the wrong person only to have it end with breakup; failing in business and going bankrupt; or being a runner and... Read More

Find Your 15%

When it comes to being a mass market success, the goal is to not to do business with everyone you meet. The goal is to do business with those who believe what you believe. I have no interest in convincing the... Read More