Book Club Summaries

Ideas That Have Changed My Life

Teach Me Something New… Please

The ideas talked and written about today are mostly ideas that are cliché, banal and overused. How many times have you read someone say, “You have to fail in order to succeed.” How many times have you heard a motivational speaker say, “Never give up,”... Read More

The Negativity Bias: Learn To See The Good

One principle of biology is that bad is stronger than good. Scientists call this “The Negativity Bias,” which refers to the notion that, even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature have a greater effect on one’s... Read More

The Price Of Getting Someone’s Attention

The worst habit people learn from politicians and parents is to be overly certain of their opinions on subjects they know nothing much about. Because of this, people become convinced that what they think is right and as a result, become close minded to other people’s... Read More

What Picasso, Bach And Godin All Have In Common

In order to get what you want out of life, whether that’s grow an audience, build a brand or create stuff that is great, you have to be prolific. Filmmaker and YouTube content creator Casey Neistat, once said in one of... Read More

Strive For Work Life Harmony, Not Work Life Balance

People who don’t enjoy what they do for a living are typically the people that talk about wanting a work life balance. However, what they should be striving for is work life harmony. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is worth an estimated $63... Read More

Success Is Sequential, Not Simultaneous

Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” But if you are what you repeatedly do, then becoming a success isn’t the result of specific actions you take, but is the result of habits you build into your life.... Read More

You Don’t Decide What’s Quality, The Market Does

The most successful individuals in the world tend to be those who know how to add value to others. And it’s important to understand that what’s considered to be of value is relative. What you may think has value may... Read More

Be Careful Of Social Controls

As humans, we like to think we’re unique, with our very own set of values, original ideas, and dreams. But not everything at first is always as it appears to be. The great philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Whatever they... Read More

Why “The Successful Person Is The Disciplined Person” Is A Lie

Contrary to what most people think, success isn’t the result of constant discipline every single day. Instead, success only requires you to be disciplined for just a short amount of time until the power of habit comes in and begins to take over. When... Read More

Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

Genghis Khan was one of the greatest military minds who ever lived. More importantly, though, he was also a continual student, whose victories were largely the result of his ability to take the best ideas, innovations, and practices from every culture that his... Read More