Monthly Archives: July 2019

Influential Reads – June 2019

Well, that was fast – 2019 is half way over. I continue to start to read non-fiction books that I really want to read, but get bogged down in them, as they feel like work. The key is probably somewhere in the Motivation Over Discipline article below…

Updated stats through June:

Saved ArticlesBooks
JanuaryN/A2
February901
March390
April630
May393
June630
Total2946

Here are my most influential reads – in no particular order:

  1. Jell-O Could Be the Secret to Stronger Bones and Tendons
  2. Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software
  3. Interest Rate Chasing in Your Savings Account – A Wealth of Common Sense
  4. How active listening can improve your work (and love) life
  5. How to Have More Focused Hours in Your Day
  6. GMO’s Montier on the rise of the dual economy
  7. Twelve Principles
  8. Book review: The Power of Less
  9. Motivation Over Discipline
  10. Execution is Everything

Note: This is based on when I read the article, not necessarily when it was first published.  Unfortunately, my backlog of things I would like to read always seems to dwarf the amount of time I can devote to reading.

Influential Reads – May 2019

An improved month of reading (sort of) with a caveat.  I turned to some old favorites (Carl Hiaasen) to lighten the mood and get back into reading some books – which is really the area where I should probably be allocating more reading time.

Updated stats through May:

Saved ArticlesBooks
JanuaryN/A2
February901
March390
April630
May393

Here are my most influential reads – in no particular order:

  1. Strategy vs. Tactics: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
  2. Risk, Uncertainty and Ignorance in Investing and Business – Lessons from Richard Zeckhauser
  3. Lessons from Scott Belsky’s Book “The Messy Middle”
  4. The Errors That I Don’t See – Of Dollars And Data
  5. Does Norway Have the Answer to Excess in Youth Sports?
  6. Walmart is becoming a Technology Company
  7. The professor who beat the roulette table
  8. The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received (and Are Willing to Pass On)
  9. Jeff Bezos: Big Things Start Small
  10. Uber’s Rocky IPO, What Went Wrong, The Perils of Private

Note: This is based on when I read the article, not necessarily when it was first published.  Unfortunately, my backlog of things I would like to read always seems to dwarf the amount of time I can devote to reading.