Book Review 10: The Parallel Entrepreneur

How to start and run companies while keeping your day job If this title and subtitle don’t get you excited, then we are very different people! The author Ryan Buckley is the current CEO of MightySignal, co-founder of Scripted, FindEmails.com, and just the right mix of developer and businessman I want to learn from. The most important takeaway from this book are his rules of…

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My Think Weekend

I recently returned from 5 days alone at the cabin pictured above, with no cell service and no wifi. The amount of hard work I did was amazing. This is for anyone who wants to make meaningful progress against stubborn self-held beliefs, unaccomplished goals or scary new projects. My think weekend was inspired by Anthony Gustin and Bill Gates. Anthony is the CEO of Perfect…

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Book Review 9: A Man for All Markets

Welcome back! This time, we’re taking a look at A Man for All Markets, written by Ed Thorpe. This man. Ed Thorpe. This man… Invented card counting Built a machine to accurately (and profitably) predict roulette Pioneered quantitative finance Made millions through ^ Taught college level math Insane. I’ve never been so impressed by someone that I’d never heard of. Heck – I worked at…

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Book Review 8: Rework

Helloooooo team! Great to be back with another book review on Rework. Before opening this book, I’d already done a lot of homework on the story of Basecamp, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. We share a lot of views on how business should be done. My goal with this book was to gather more evidence on our philosophies, and dig for more unorthodox methods….

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Book Review 7: The Fish That Ate The Whale

Welcome back to another edition of Will’s book reviews. This week we’re covering The Fish That Ate The Whale, the story of Samuel Zemurray, aka the “Banana King”. In it, we see classic themes such as the American dream, lean startups vs. bloated corporations, and corporate colonialism, set against a backdrop of explosive growth in Banana consumption in the USA. It hadn’t occurred to me…

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Book Review 6: Super Thinking

  Welcome back to another edition of the only blog posts I write lately – amazing book reviews. This round’s book is called Super Thinking – written by the founder of DuckDuckGo, Gabriel Weinberg and his wife, Lauren McCann. It’s written like a textbook, with a smattering of strategies to elevate your thinking process. Personally, I really enjoyed it. A bit of information overload at…

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Book Review 3: The Effective Executive

  Hey Team! Hope you all are doing great. Back again, with another book review. This is a great one. There’s something about these older management tomes that stand the test of time. They are truly works of art. The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker. A guide on how to be an effective (results-achieving) executive (knowledge worker with autonomy). This book is particularly relevant to…

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Book Review 2: High Output Management

Hey all – back at it again, HMS book summary #2. High Output Management by Andy Grove. A great book that pushed the edges of my comfort zone considerably. I’ve always been good as an individual contributor (IC) both in work and in sports, let’s say competitive arenas. However, I’ve never truly led a team and I want to someday. How would I lead? How…

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