I continue to be shut out on books. I’m reading Principles by Ray Dalio which I’m enjoying – just not moving through it very quickly.
Updated stats through July:
New feature – in order to add perspective to each article, I’m adding a quote for context.
Here are my most influential reads – in no particular order:
- Sunday Firesides: I Have Kids – “The commute to work kind of sucks . . . but how awesome that you have a job.”
- A Decade of Low Interest Rates Is Changing Everything (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-23/a-decade-of-low-interest-rates-is-changing-everything) – “The 30-year Treasury bond, a favored debt security, yields about 2.5%—compared with an average 6.5% since the 1970s.”
- I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better – “So is the boss email also a power move, a way of asserting dominance? I doubt many bosses sit staring at their employees’ emails trying to figure out what “ok” really meant.”
- Want to cut your work hours in half? Create an A/B schedule – “So I tell my clients, they need to put on one hat–one role–at a time, and adopt an A/B schedule.”
- One Thing That Great Leaders Understand – “Leadership is about assembling a group of talented people who all want to work for your team and are motivated to work together.”
- Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking – “Shane, most people don’t actually think. They just take their first thought and go.”
- Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work – “Incredibly successful people focus their time on just a few priorities and obsess over doing things right. This is simple but not easy.”
- Why We Struggle to Make Time for Solitude – “To do this, we have to stop letting the uncertainty rule our lives. It can be with us, a constant companion, and we can learn to be comfortable with it and even love it as it is. But it doesn’t have to drive us.”
- This Is How To Have A Long Awesome Life: 7 Secrets From Research – “All of the old folks say it before they eat. It means ‘Eat until you are 80 percent full.’”
- How to Do Great Things – “You need to strive for excellence. This isn’t as easy as it sounds but it as an essential feature of doing great work.”
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.