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“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown: Part One

This book really made an impact on me. Distilling the minutiae out of our lives and focusing on the few things that are really important can have a tremendous effect on our well-being. We all get caught up in trying to do to much and in doing so, fail to dedicate ourselves to just a […]

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“Real Happiness” by Sharon Salzberg: Part One

“Just get out and do it.” That’s usually what I have to tell myself to take even 20 minutes of time to practice meditating. Like this book says, it can and will change your life. If you want another look … Continue reading

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“How Successful People Think” by John Maxwell: Part One

Honestly, I was skeptical about John Maxwell before I read this book. A person who knows how may always have a job, but the person who knows why will always be his boss. “Thinking is hard work; that’s why so … Continue reading

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“Mindset” by Carol Dweck

Honestly, this book disappointed me. I don’t know if it’s the author’s writing style, but in the end I felt that from beginning to end each chapter was just a repeat of the one before it. Predictable sums it up. … Continue reading

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“Talk like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds” by Carmine Gallo: Part Three

Secret #7: Stick to the 18-Minute Rule: Eighteen minutes is the ideal length of time for a presentation. If you must create one that’s longer, build in soft breaks (stories, videos, demonstrations) every 10 minutes. Researchers have discovered that “cognitive … Continue reading

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“Moonwalking With Einstein” by Joshua Foer

This book was just plain entertaining. Being able to memorize a deck of playing cards, or thousands of numbers of pi is arcane in our world of externalized memory. Other works, namely “The Organized Mind,” preach off-loading memories to external … Continue reading

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“Make It Stick” by Peter C. Brown: Part Two

Interleaving is unpopular and seldom used. Teachers dislike it because it feel sluggish. Students find it confusing: they’re just starting to get a handle on new material and don’t feel on top o fit yet when they are forced to … Continue reading

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