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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Daring Greatly

Photo Credit: TED.com “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” The title, Daring Greatly, is from Theodore Roosevelt’s famous speech, “Citizen in a Republic.” Considering the focus of this book is on the courage to live vulnerably, the title’s source is hugely appropriate. “It … Continue reading Daring Greatly

As A Man Thinketh ~James Allen | Book Review

As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen Originally published: 1902 Description: "As a Man Thinketh" is a literary essay by James Allen, first published in 1902. In more than a century it has become an inspirational classic, selling millions of copies worldwide and bringing faith, inspiration, and self healing to all who have encountered it. … Continue reading As A Man Thinketh ~James Allen | Book Review

The Snow Leopard ~Peter Matthiessen | Book Review

The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen Originally published: 1978 Genres: Travel literature, Natural history Awards: National Book Award for Contemporary Thought, National Book Award for General Nonfiction (Paperback)  Description:  In the autumn of 1973, the writer Peter Matthiessen set out in the company of zoologist George Schaller on a hike that would take them 250 … Continue reading The Snow Leopard ~Peter Matthiessen | Book Review

Saint Thomas Aquinas ~G.K. Chesterton | Book Review

Saint Thomas Aquinas, by G.K. Chesterton Originally published: 1933 Description: Chesterton's customary wit and engaging storytelling provide a brief but vivid profile. He focuses on the saint's life, rather than on theology, to illustrate Thomas's relevance to modern readers. Purchase: Amazon Books Popular quotes from Saint Thomas Aquinas: "To one who has faith, no explanation … Continue reading Saint Thomas Aquinas ~G.K. Chesterton | Book Review

A Higher Call ~Adam Makos | Book Review

A Higher Call: An Incredidible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War - Torn Skies of World War II, by Adam Makos Originally published: December 19, 2012 Authors: Larry Alexander, Adam Makos Nominations: Goodreads Choice Awards Best History & Biography Description: Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to … Continue reading A Higher Call ~Adam Makos | Book Review

The Jungle Book ~Rudyard Kipling | Book Review

The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling Originally published: 1894 Description: The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. Purchase: Amazon Books My only exposure to Kipling's classic was the Disney version and a cartoon rendering of … Continue reading The Jungle Book ~Rudyard Kipling | Book Review