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.
Paul's videos and books are inspiring to me and they have helped me make many significant improvements in my own life and at work. His company tour is one of my favorite videos and I've embedded it at the end of the summary.
Bluefishing exceeded my expectations. Steve Sims makes many key points covering topics of passion, relationships, career advice, learning, failure, creating experiences for people and customers, brand building, and more.
The author's stated goal of this book is to introduce you to a lifestyle of owning less, without letting you lose sight of the purpose for it. Mainly, finding the freedom to pursue the things that matter most to you.
This is one of my best books of 2018. Short but highly concentrated. Almost every sentence left me wanting to take notes. My favorite quote and key takeaway from the book is "The ability to connect with others begins with understanding the value of people."
Some of the content of this book is not moral or ethical. Unfortunately the tactics are real and in common use today. One should be aware of such tactics and reading this will help with understanding the dynamics of power.
The goal of this book is to reaffirm the power of extravagant love and excessive grace in your life and in the world.