In January I started the habit of writing down three lessons learned or 'ah-ha moments' at the end of each week. This is the compiled list for 2018 sorted into general categories.
This is the first Malcolm Gladwell book that I have read, and I loved it. The central focus of Talking to Strangers is trying to understand the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland. The book is heartbreaking and insightful. I strongly recommend reading it.
These are my favorite books read in 2019.
The Willpower Instinct is full of practical advice on self-control and accomplishing goals. The contents are applicable to all people and professions.
There is a lot to like about this book. It has good storytelling and gives a broad overview of various types of investing and investing philosophies. The overarching theme is learning not to lose money, and having a written plan in place before investing.
Here are two of my favorite quotes from the summary. "You have enough time to do everything in God's will for your life." "If you do not have enough time to accomplish everything then maybe you are doing too much or watching too much television."
The culture and management of Disney have fascinated me for years. The Ride of a Lifetime is part autobiography with an inside look at the highlights of Bob Iger's tenure as CEO of Disney. I really like the details covering the negotiations and purchases of Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.