Digestable #25: Concussions, Exercise vs. Depression, Child Immigration Scheme, Vax Wars

Hello everyone, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was emailed to subscribers on October 3, 2021. Check it out! Concussion Recovery: On September long weekend I took a header on a mountain bike jump that resulted in a concussion andContinue reading “Digestable #25: Concussions, Exercise vs. Depression, Child Immigration Scheme, Vax Wars”

Digestable #24: Calm Yourself, Sleep Supplements, Adventure Club Report, Canada’s Indiana Jones, Currents vs Wind

Hi all! I’m back with another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. My summer hiatus was filled with adventures we need to talk about, like a road trip in Quebec and Ontario, summiting Achilles Spire, a header on a bike jump that resulted inContinue reading “Digestable #24: Calm Yourself, Sleep Supplements, Adventure Club Report, Canada’s Indiana Jones, Currents vs Wind”

Book Notes: Anything You Want – 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers

5 stars, and a “Must Read” recommendation if you are in business or thinking about being in business. A super-fun and refreshing quick read that will take you 1-2 hours to breeze through, but you’ll want to linger in some sections to take some notes. It is a collection of stories from Derek Sivers’ experiencesContinue reading “Book Notes: Anything You Want – 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers”

Book Notes: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway

Published in 1929, A Farewell to Arms is thought to be a semi-autobiographical depiction of Hemmingway‘s experience as an ambulance driver for the Italian Army during the Italian campaign of WW1, and having his heart broken by an English nurse. This book checked off a few boxes for me: an anything-but-boring Nobel Prize-winning author withContinue reading “Book Notes: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway”

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, business partner of Elon Musk, and the first outside investor in Facebook. This is a Stanford University business course taught by Peter Thiel in an easy-to-read book format. It is part “how-to” from an experienced serial entrepreneur, and part philosophy that, though interesting, is less valuable. IContinue reading “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel”

Digestable #11: Baggar Vance, Stephen Pressfield, Apostle Paul, The Resistance, The Resurrection of the Son of God, Drunk Jesus

Happy Easter, and to my friends who are celebrating: “He is risen; he is risen, indeed!” Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was delivered to subscribers on April 4th, 2021. This week’s Digestable has a strong Easter theme, butContinue reading “Digestable #11: Baggar Vance, Stephen Pressfield, Apostle Paul, The Resistance, The Resurrection of the Son of God, Drunk Jesus”

Digestable #3: Mouth breathers, Teenage daughters, The Elements of Style, and “That Will Never Work.”

Hello everyone, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This content was emailed to subscribers on February 6, 2021. Let’s jump in! Here’s what’s on my mind this week: The Role of Outdoor Leadership Training in Creating a $250B Netflix. In this recent podcastContinue reading “Digestable #3: Mouth breathers, Teenage daughters, The Elements of Style, and “That Will Never Work.””

Book Review: The Elements of Style – Original Edition

Why read an arcane, outdated textbook filled with words that fell out of usage decades ago? “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr. is a short (51 pages) English writing handbook published in 1918. It aims to teach the essential rules of usage, highlight common violations distracting the reader from your message, and enlivenContinue reading “Book Review: The Elements of Style – Original Edition”

My 2020 Reading Strategy and Results

In spite of my skepticism about the value of goal-setting, in January 2020 I set a goal of reading 50 books. I fell short and only read 25, but 25 books is more than double my normal volume so it’s a failure I’m comfortable with. Here’s how I approached it: I didn’t spend additional timeContinue reading “My 2020 Reading Strategy and Results”