Book Review: In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Michael Pollan 2008 201 pages While I blog about many different goals on this site, the first and foremost goal is to maintain my health.  My health is the dealbreaker – without it I can’t enjoy the fruits of reaching any of my other goals.  This is why … Read more

Book Review: Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success Malcom Gladwell 2008 285 pages Outliers had been recommended to me on a number of occasions, and by the time I finally picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. The title of the book is somewhat misleading to its overall premise: the premise that many outliers who’ve risen to … Read more

Book Review: Slideology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Slideology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte 2008 265 pages Slideology is a beautiful book that is truely representative of the design principles that Nancy Duarte preaches.  I remember reading this book at coffee shops and trying really hard to keep the book pristine.  This is definitely one that will stay … Read more

My 2010 Reading List (2009 Backlog)

I’ve already pledged to read more books this year, and one of the best ways to make headway is by running through my backlog of books I was supposed to read already. Here they are, in no particular order. Good to Great – Jim Collins Master Your Metabolism -Jillian Michaels Slideology -Nancy Duarte Now You … Read more

Book Review: The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying Suze Orman 2006 285 pages Suze Orman represents one of the most successful self made brands in the world. As a financial adviser, she has her own TV show, works as a motivational speak, and has written a number of … Read more

Book Review: The Power of Less

The Power of Less: The fine art of limiting yourself to the essential… in business and in life Leo Babauta 2009 170 pages I was first referred to this book by Leo Babauta’s popular blog Zen Habits. The title of book is fitting; it’s a very quick read that can be done one sitting. But … Read more