Isn’t that an Oxymoron?

Inside the Doomsday Machine. Michael Lewis uncovers the obscure beginnings of what would become the housing market crash of 2008. Of course, this post is simply my take on the book. I suggest you start here; then determine whether the book is good for you. What say you? Grow your mind?

You’ve Just Gotta…

The Enemies of Excellence by Greg Salciccioli You’ve gotta listen to the podcast. If ambition is in your blood, a family heirloom, perhaps, you should definitely read the book. But you’ve gotta listen to the podcast. Let us together discount the grammatical errors easily discovered throughout, as well as the evidence of a negligent editor.Continue reading “You’ve Just Gotta…”

Whatever Is True

Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines A tale of two incredibly addicting shows. First, there was Flip or Flop, where husband and wife made flipping houses on the southern west coast appear as if any ole bozo could do it with ease. Then, there was Fixer Upper, where a different husband and wife flipped Waco homesContinue reading “Whatever Is True”

To a Place with Golden Streets

Heaven by Randy Alcorn As recently as just hours ago at the time of this writing, I was reminded of some of the greatest wisdom I have received in my lifetime: Life’s Hard. Then, you die. It seems morbid, I admit. But it rings quite true, even for citizens of a first-world, free country. WeContinue reading “To a Place with Golden Streets”

Sam I Am

There and Back Again: An Actor’s Tale by Sean Astin Sean Astin brings a short but impressive outline of experience to the table; nearly everyone knows him, and I’ll prove it. If you recognize any of the following, you know Sean Astin: “Goonies never say die” “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!” “Samwise the Brave” I can’t sayContinue reading “Sam I Am”

You Will Soar

Soar! by T.D. Jakes Without prior expectation, Greater by Steven Furtick became an immediate favorite of mine, and with this newfound catalyst into a pursuit of greatness came a slight obsession with all things Furtick. If you’ve seen Pastor Furtick preach live, you know he is one who brings you to your feet. Repeatedly. HeContinue reading “You Will Soar”

What Did I Just Read?

Against the Gods by Peter L. Bernstein The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist… to name a few ravers. It comes as no surprise. Friends and associates of Bernstein urged him for years to write this book. It appears those friends and associates missed the meeting in which Bernstein settled upon aContinue reading “What Did I Just Read?”

A Statistical Observation Markedly Different

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell There is a puzzle in this book. I could not solve it. Supposedly, most people cannot, but there are men and women in this world who have astronomical Intelligence Quotients and who would have almost no trouble tackling it. And many of them are clerks or grocery baggers for the remainderContinue reading “A Statistical Observation Markedly Different”