The Richest Man In Babylon

The Richest Man In Babylon is one of my favorite finance books because it teaches basic finance principles within a very interesting and fun story taking place in Babylon. Babylon was at one time the wealthiest place in the world where the economy boomed and yet many people were very poor despite the fact that Read More …

1-2-3 Magic

Author Thomas W. Phelan   1-2-3 Magic is an excellent parenting book designed to help parents who feel like their kids run the house and lack the appropriate control. Dr. Phelan present several good ideas along with stories and personal experiences to help parents understand how to use his method of counting children to make Read More …

Adaptability and Empathy

Adaptability comes up in any leadership or company success presentation. If you can’t adapt you won’t survive. Especially as we move forward. The communication and business landscape is changing faster every year. We are using very different methods of research, interpersonal communication and business communication now as opposed to the peak of the industrial age. Read More …

Daring Greatly

Author Brene Brown   Brene Brown has been studying the topics of shame and vulnerability for over a decade and has brought an amazing amount of information and experience to the topics. Her speeches are great she’s written 3 New Yok Times Best Sellers and she shares her own stories of wrestling with the topics Read More …

Vulnerability

Vulnerability is the ability to share your authentic self. “We are losing our tolerance for vulnerability…Vulnerability is at the core of fear and anxiety and shame. Vulnerability is also the birthplace of love, joy, belonging creativity and faith.” Brene Brown   We have an interesting stance when it comes to emotion in our society. Some Read More …

Strengths Finder 2.0

By Tom Rath   Strengths Finder is a must read for entrepreneurs, managers, sales people and social bees. There is a wealth of information about personality types with suggestions and ideas about how to approach and work with each personality type. For those of you in business you should know that in their studies of Read More …

Apply Learning Through Self Awareness

Lots of people read books and articles, spend time researching and learning, studying in school and attending seminars. But without self-awareness your ability to properly apply the new information is immensely diluted. Great self-awareness allows you to effectively create change with new information. Sometimes, I wonder if this topic is even worth talking about because Read More …

Cortisol; Healthy Stress vs Chronic Stress

There are very complicated associations between education, economic status, social class and one’s health and life expectancy. The higher up the ladder an individual is the lower risk of multiple diseases such as hypertension, various cancers, accidents and malnutrition. There are literally thousands or millions of factors that play into the overall status of an Read More …

The Next Level

By David Gregory   The Next Level was a very quick and easy read. It’s a short fictional story about a recent college graduate taking one of his first jobs with an interesting company. It’s written with lots of dialogue between characters which allows you to get to know a few of the main characters Read More …