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.
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”
*This post was originally written five or six years ago. I wanted to clean it up and put it back out into the world. I still carry many of the feelings originally expressed with me, and it admittedly makes me feel even more nostalgic these days. As I approach the ripe old age of 30 … Continue reading Revisited: My Life Living in a Van.
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”
Do you think automation is going to destroy all jobs? What about social media? Is it burning the world? I almost think they should just shut the whole thing down. Turn it off. Flip the switch. I still find my discovery of podcasts to be amazing. What a fantastic medium. Long form, short form, any … Continue reading Some Rambling
Becoming obsessed with savings rate is not a unique experience. I'm willing to bet it's kept many of us awake at night after learning about its importance in the pursuit of financial independence. To me, it feels like something that I should have complete control over, but I'm not sure that's realistic. It's a love/hate … Continue reading Hitting the Brakes on My Savings Rate
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.
This morning I was greeted with a welcomed surprise, which inspired me to write this impromptu and likely poorly proofread post. I've had weight issues and problems for the majority of my life. Going all the way back to my early grade school days I always felt as if I was the "fat kid" in the class. I … Continue reading 101 Pounds Later.
As I approach the ripe old age of 30 I find myself reflecting - as I'm sure many people do - on how I spent my late teens and most of my 20's. I know so much more now about the "real" world. I consider myself to be at least 500% more financially literate, I feel … Continue reading My Life Living in a Van.