Summaries, Notes, and Reviews from Books I’ve Read

These notes are meant to be concise, not re-creations of the book. Click on the title of the book to read the notes.

Die With Zero (10/10) This book puts money in its proper place — it’s a tool to be used, not the sole aim of your life. It takes a practical look at how and why you need to use your money to maximize your life for different seasons of your life. Instead waiting until retirement to start living, create a plan of how you will spend your time and money to achieve the biggest peaks you can with the resources you have. Die With Zero shows you how to make the most of your hard-earned money and crack open your nest egg at a deliberately-planned time to end with zero.

Thank God for Bitcoin (8/10) This book talks about money and bitcoin from a Christian moral perspective. What is money? Why does it exist? What is it designed to do? How does it work? Little has been written about what money actually is and whether or not money itself is moral. Thank God for Bitcoin explores what money is and the ways in which the current monetary system is broken and what can be done to fix it. Perfect for Christians and people who are not familiar with Bitcoin and why it matters — a starter guide for people wanting to know the basics.

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss (7/10) This book is for everyone since negotiation plays a part in our daily lives. However, if you’re involved in sales, business development, or pitching where negotiation is vital to your success, this is a must read. Lots of practical techniques that you can immediately begin using.

Your Brain on Nature (7/10) Few books have illuminated the empirical evidence of nature’s effect on the human brain. It’s not something that scientists have dedicated a lot of research and study to until fairly recently. This book dives into the science of nature’s influence on our mental health and physiology. We know intuitively that being out in nature and away from a city is restorative and enjoyable, but modern predilection needs scientific evidence. This book gives it. Lots of great bits of practical information that you can immediately apply to your life.

The Way of the Superior Man (8/10) This book dives deep into the attraction and polarity of the masculine and feminine. It’s spot on and has some solid wisdom about relationships, making decisions, leading, finding your life purpose, and embodying masculine character. Aside from some new agey language and some “out there” ideas, it’s definitely worth the read. Especially if you want to become a better man. Would have given it a higher rating had I not been turned off by some of the other chapters. Highly recommend!

Built To Sell (9/10) If you have a business and eventually want to sell it, you must read this book. If you want to build a business, you must read this book. This book shows the path you must take to build a sellable business. Insightful read into what truly makes a sellable business. It’s especially relevant for service businesses and the unique problems they face.