Personal Finance Kick

My sole purpose with this post is to provide transparency into how I’ve saved money. My goal is to help my peers realize why and how they should start saving ASAP. At a minimum, read some of the material I recommend. This is not a ‘how-to’ guide. This should serve as an example and a motivator….

‘Built To Last’ by Jim Collins & Jerry Porras

Feel free to check out my highlights after reading Built To Last. Some excerpts: “We suggest that the continual stream of great products and services from highly visionary companies stems from them being outstanding organizations, not the other way around. Keep in mind that all products, services, and great ideas, no matter how visionary, eventually become obsolete. But…

‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson

Feel free to check out my highlights after reading Steve Jobs. This is in my top 3. Some favorites: “The main thing in our design is that we have to make things intuitively obvious,” “On many of his major projects, such as the first Toy Story and the Apple store, Jobs pressed “pause” as they neared completion and…

‘The Pirate’s Dilemma’ by Matt Mason

Feel free to check out my highlights after reading The Pirate’s Dilemma by Matt Mason. A few of my favorites: “Western culture got homogenized and corporatized to an extent where it was inevitable that would come to existence a stratum under the radar, where people who saw the stupidity and boredom of the mass culture started…

Books I’ve read this year…

I have never been a big reader but this year I set out to try to read a book a month.  This has been a daunting undertaking for me considering I’ve never really read any books that weren’t required for school. Linchpin: Are you Indispensable? – by Seth Godin I Will Teach You To Be…