Putting Your Inconveniences Into Perspective.

Years ago I read Warren Buffett's biography called "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life" and there was a particular story that stuck with me. There were a lot of stories and anecdotes that made me stop, think and reflect, but this one in particular struck a chord. I'll summarize as best I … Continue reading Putting Your Inconveniences Into Perspective.

Book Thoughts: “Blowout : Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth”

A somewhat timely book given all the talk about Russia's involvement in social media and politics these days. This isn't purely a book about Russia though, it's sort of an overview look at the oil and gas industry. I enjoyed how it pieced together scenarios involving multiple countries - with a focus on the US's … Continue reading Book Thoughts: “Blowout : Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth”

Book Thoughts: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

This book was more interesting than I expected. I decided to pick it up after hearing an interview with the author, Susan Cain, on the Tim Ferriss Show podcast. I’ve always known of the introvert/extrovert labels, but it was nice to have learned about the psychology and experiments that have been performed in order to … Continue reading Book Thoughts: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

Learning to Love Being Wrong, Part 1.

Growing up I always felt relatively intelligent. My grades from various school tests, reports, projects and exams seemed to justify those feelings. I can remember receiving some praise around the house; the occasional "we're just so proud of you," and "keep up the good work"  were thrown around. A funny thing started to happen though. I … Continue reading Learning to Love Being Wrong, Part 1.