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    notes and summaries of books i've read

    click on any linked title below to begin reading my notes. they're often short and concise, but will give you an idea of what i believe to be are the key takeaways of each book. i've tried categorizing by topic of the books, though most will are self-help and business related regardless.

    all summaries

    The 4-Hour Workweek

    book: The 4-Hour Workweek author: Tim Ferriss rating: 9/10 overall thoughts there’s a reason this was named a New York Times Bestseller. if there’s any idea i can get behind, it’s redefining what work-life...


    Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

    book: Purple Cow author: Seth Godin general overview if you to grow your business, you need to be remarkable. you must be a purple cow. marketing is changing and so are the ways to make it work...



    book: Lying author: Sam Harris in Sam Harris’ Lying, the main premise is something we all know and generally accept, yet often ignore. Harris believes even the tiniest, whitest lie is going to do...



    book: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind author: Yuval Noah Harari rating: 8/10 overall thoughts this is a mind-blowing read. although it’s chock full of complex subject matter, the organization of Sapiens makes it...


    Good to Great

    book: Good to Great author: Jim Collins no matter what line of work you are in, there’s a good chance you want to be good at it. is good enough? rarely. in fact, good...


    Exactly What To Say

    book: Exactly What To Say author: Phil M. Jones magic words are sets of words that talk straight to the subconscious brain. the subconscious brain is a powerful tool in decision-making because it is pre-programmed...


    Atomic Habits

    book: Atomic Habits author: James Clear my main takeaway from Atomic Habits was that it’s very possible to change your habits by making small changes on a very regular basis. a 1% improvement daily, over...


    The Obstacle Is The Way

    book: The Obstacle Is The Way author: Ryan Holiday Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180. known for his stoicism. stoicism our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our...


    How to Win Friends and Influence People

    book: How to Win Friends and Influence People author: Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches countless principles to become a more likable person, handle relationships [or any dealings you have...



    book: Meditations author: Marcus Aurelius rating: 10/10 overall thoughts Meditations is the personal journal of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who ruled for twenty years in the late first century AD. there is no...