How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, by Scott Adams “Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don’t let it leave until I extract that value.” As many of you know, and if you don't, Scott Adams is the creator of the comic strip, … Continue reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

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Tools of Titans

"Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress-stress this is healthful and the stimulus for growth." ~Tim Ferriss A year ago Christmas, my wife surprised me with the book, Tools of Titans, by … Continue reading Tools of Titans

The Hobbit Is Turning 80. Here’s What Reviewers Said About It in 1937

The Hobbit Is Turning 80. Here's What Reviewers Said About It in 1937 Lily Rothman | Time Repost When the first edition of The Hobbit: or, There And Back Again was first published — 80 years ago, on Sept. 21, 1937 — C.S. Lewis famously called the book a "marvellous" classic-in-the-making, and the New York … Continue reading The Hobbit Is Turning 80. Here’s What Reviewers Said About It in 1937

The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything

The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything | Repost ~Darius Foroux Editor's Note: As Darius points out in his post, the central theme, though universal, came from the book, The One Thing. Another great read on the power of compounding efforts is, The Slight Edge, by Jeff … Continue reading The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything

50 Books Recommended by This Year’s TED Speakers

CREDIT: Getty Images 50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers ~Jessica Stillman, Inc. | Repost The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations. TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people … Continue reading 50 Books Recommended by This Year’s TED Speakers

How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ By Alicia Kort, Newsweek | Repost In the 20th century, two British authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, dominated the world’s imagination with their original works, which have been translated into more than 39 languages, printed in more than 300 million copies and were … Continue reading How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous–and famously controversial–novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Though … Continue reading Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn