This is the second Malcolm Gladwell book I've read, the first was Talking to Strangers, and his writing style is one of my favorites.
Tag: Book Notes
This is an encouraging book about parenting. It has a lot of sound advice and is worth reading multiple times. My wife and I got to hear Dr. Meg Meeker speak in person at a Dave Ramsey SMART conference in 2019 and we've learned a lot from her. If you enjoy this, you may want to check out some of her other books on parenting.
A Mind for Numbers explores new ways of thinking about how you learn. It is written primarily for students. It has a lot of specific advice related to studying for homework, projects, and working with classmates.
"You won't find guilt or shame in this book. Instead you'll find encouragement and practicality as we continue our quest to travel the most excellent way." This quote from the introduction explains the aim of the book well. Love Like That is a fantastic book with practical tips and thought provoking questions on loving like Jesus.
This is a good book if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or work in a management position where you have input in how the company operates. It includes a lot of advice for developing systems and processes in your business.
One of my favorite lessons is understanding the difference between working in your business and on your business.
The concepts in The Manual of Ideas are primarily for sophisticated and enterprising investors. Each chapter contains a different investing idea, they can be read in any order and don't require reading the entire book. I recommend skipping around and reading the chapters that appeal to you.
Howard Marks is one of my favorite writers on investing and I enjoy reading his memos throughout the year. Mastering the Market Cycle has insights for learning to see the big picture in the economy and investing.
The purpose of the book is to introduce investors to investing in dividend stocks using the author's 10-11-12 system. There are several good concepts and ideas in the book, I learned a lot from it.
Built from Scratch is the story of the founding and growth of The Home Depot. I really enjoyed this book and it is written in a similar style to Sam Walton Made in America. It covers topics of customer service, developing people, leadership, management, growth and more.
Warren Buffett has said The Intelligent Investor is one of the best books available on investing. I've wanted to read it for some time and I'm glad I finally did. It covers a lot of ground and is a great resource for any investor.