Book Notes

A collection of my quick takeaways and highlights from the books I've read over the years.
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The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

Despite being a re-read, Dan Brown (yet again) has a knack for always keeping me on the edge of my seat. This was certainly no exception. If ever planning a trip to Washington, DC, I cannot recommend this book enough as a worthy pre-read sure to pique your interest towards all of the historic attractions (and seeing them in a radically different light). The Lost Symbol also offers a truly interesting perspective on noetic science, the nature of mind, and a novel interpretation of the role of religion in the founding of our nation. Another Dan Brown hit

8.0 / 10

Anything You Want - Derek Sivers

Just an incredible manual for entrepreneurship that impeccably strike the balance between the desire to grow vs building a company as a reflection you. Derek shares a few entertaining, inspiring anecdotes on his path of bridling CDbaby and makes the point that entrepreneurship is more an art than a science eloquently in 'Anything You Want'. I'm an automatic fan of anything Derek shares after reading this book.

9.5 / 10

Tribe of Millionaires - David Osborn & Pat Hiban

The whole book is a elegant parable for demonstrating how the people you surround yourself with shape who you are. After reading the book (which is organized into '5 rules' of success), I couldn't agree more. This quick read makes me reflect on how the people around me are shaping who I'm becoming and what I ought to do about that. With all of us walking around with grand visions for our lives, it's a useful exercise for anyone committed to compound our efforts through meaningful connection with others.

7 / 10

Set for Life - Scott Trench

This was a eloquently structured manual for how to approach wealth, stage-by-stage, with extremely actionable ideas. Scott Trench is a living example of what he writes about which gives him both credibility and a certain confident authority on the subject matter in this book-- this is more than evident in the writing. I plan to revisit this book annually and highly recommend to anyone just starting their wealth-building journey, early in life or not! Note: this is also a good one to read right after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kiyosaki.

8.5 / 10