Here are the things I spend time on, right now.
Have questions? Want to collaborate? Think I should be doing something else? Let me know.
THINGS I’M DOING
- Being a husband and father.
- Staying healthy (mostly trying to eat better and exercise.)
- Delivering real impact (hopefully, positive impact) at my day job by creating a culture of data-driven decision making.
- Writing as many researched, high-quality articles as possible (on this blog, and medium and linkedin).
- Learning as much as possible about writing, business, culture, and change (see reading list below).
- Working on my old car. (After a long day of tapping at a keyboard, it feels really, really good to turn some wrenches.)
THINGS I’M READING
[R = thing I read already | N = thing I’m reading now | P = thing I plan to read ]
- [R] The Martian | The most exquisite piece of science fiction since Heinlein (my opinion of course, your mileage may vary).
- [R] State of Fear | Commentary on the media and reporting of “science” and “facts.”
- [R] Choose Yourself | I dunno. How to be successful and fulfilled. Just read it, ok?
- [R] Rebels at Work | Tactical guide on how to get ideas implemented at big, bureaucratic companies.
- [R] The Rich Employee | How to align your own personal, financial interests with your company’s.
- [R] The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | A framework for how to lead a principled life, at work, and at home.
- [R] My Life & Work – An Autobiography of Henry Ford | An insightful, inspiring manifesto that is surprisingly durable, even 100 years later.
- [R] Wool | Dystopian novel about a post-nuclear world, in which the very things that drive us forward are the same things that can cause our undoing.
- [R] Shift | Sequel to Wool – has a strong female protagonist. Compared to Wool: the characters are better, the story is not as good.
- [R] Sapiens | An incredible survey of the things that define humanity, and the fundamental motivations that drive us.
- [R] Born Standing up | An inspiring story that is the embodiment of following one’s passion. Also, it helps if you’re brilliant.
- [R] All The Light we Cannot See | A WW2 novel about retaining our humanity in the face of everything that seeks to undo it. Also, if you’re a father or a daughter – read this novel.
- [R] Seven Brief Lessons on Physics | A brilliant summary that connects the wonder of our physical universe to the things that define us. Read this to appear smart at parties.
- [R] Mindset | What’s your frame for approaching life? Is it fixed, or growth? (Hint: it should be growth). Good book to develop an optimistic outlook on life.
- [N] High Output Management
- [N] Zero to One
- [P] Too Soon Old / Too Late Smart
- [P] So Good They Can’t Ignore You
- [P] Are you Fully Charged?
- [P] Man’s Search for Meaning
This page was last updated on [July 29, 2016] and was inspired by Derek Sivers.