Books Articles

Julian read 58 pages of a book in 2 days

This isn’t some sort of parental humble brag about how my kid is a better reader than yours. This is a post about one of the weirder search phrases that has been leading people to my site. The search phrase in question is: Julian read 58 pages of a book […]

The Good Book

Happy 2019 everyone! It’s thatgirljen, aka the wife, once again with another guest post. It’s a new year, and I don’t really do that whole resolutions thing. I think it’s kinda silly to make a proclamation about how “I’m going to do this one thing this year.” What I DO […]

Kindle Unlimited isn't worth it

I went back and forth for a while before pulling the trigger on Kindle Unlimited. What finally convinced me to sign up for the trial (and subsequent subscription) was the book Slicing Pie: Fund Your Company Without Funds. It’s about early stage startup equity splits and I highly recommend it. […]

The Alchemist

You may have noticed that I stopped doing a ton of book reviews. Down to nearly zero as of late, actually. At my reading pace this year, it was becoming overwhelming and I started to feel like I was phoning the reviews in. With that said, I recently read The […]

The 48 Laws of Power

After listening to and enjoying the hell The 50th Law I decided to circle back and listen to Robert Greene’s earlier work, The 48 Laws of Power. The structure of the chapters was quite formulaic, but were easily digestible. Each chapter started off by stating the law and then goes […]

Survivor: A Novel

Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors. At one time, Fight Club was one of the most important / impactful books and movies in my life. Last year, I started down the path of consuming all of Chuck’s novels. I read Choke and Lullaby, the latter being one of […]

The 50th Law

I figured since one of my goals for 2017 is to have a high profile Twitter feud with rapper turned actor 50 Cent (a/k/a Curtis Jackson), I should probably get to know my enemy a bit better. Loljk, just seemed like an interesting read and had some solid customer reviews […]

Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future

Zero to One sat on my reading last all through last year. I went back and forth with reading it because I had heard so many mixed reviews on the book. I wanted to get it knocked out this year, sooner than later. Definitely ended up being sooner as the […]

The Divine Comedy

I am a glutton for punishment. I had originally set out to read Dante’s Inferno as it’s on my list of books I never read in high school. Since I was able to pick up a free copy of the entire Divine Comedy on Amazon, I figured may as well […]

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Rise of the Rocket Girls as the name suggests, is about the women (and some men) that worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The story chronicles the JPL from the 1940s all the way up to more modern times. I do want to mention that this book is not the […]

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Have been asking around recently for books on personal finance. It’s a subject I’m not terrible with, but also a subject I don’t learn more about year over year. I’m sure you’re thinking, “damn, Josh must be in debt”. Not really the case aside from an auto-loan and some zero […]

Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition

Sometimes it’s great to read books when they come out, sometimes it’s better to wait. Having not read Small Giants before, I’m glad I waited until now to get to it as the 10th anniversary edition packs in a lot of additional content. Want to thank my boy Anton for […]

The Great Gatsby

Not too long ago, I read on Reddit of all places a post by somebody that had read The Great Gatsby for the first time. Their story was not unlike my own. A bit older, not much of a reader but trying to pick up reading more. The said that […]

Reading Calculator

I recently had a conversation with somebody (a few people actually) about how much time I have to put in to read as much as I do. The short answer is, a lot. The longer answer is that it really depends on the individual and how you want to approach […]

The Girl on the Train

For the last couple of months, the wife and I have been swapping book recommendations. It’s starting to turn into the Sherman family book club over here. The last recommendation I gave the wife, was Dark Matter: A Novel (which we both loved) so I figured it was time for […]

Reading List - December 2016

Figured since I’ve read so much this year, and am planning to read a ton next year that it would be fun to start reviewing what I’ve been reading. Nothing too crazy, just some brief thoughts on the books that I’ve read over the last month or so. Hoping to […]

How to read more

I never completed a single assigned book while in school. Up until a few years ago, I averaged reading only two books per year. This year, I’m on track to read at least thirty-five. Double what I read the year prior. And I am fully intent on reading fifty plus […]

Pocket is Purgatory for articles

Read it later? More like read it never. It all started out innocently enough. I started to use Pocket to stash articles so I wouldn’t be sidetracked while I was working. I would go back and catch up on the day’s articles that evening or the next morning. As time […]

How to organize your Kindle library

I have set out to become a voracious reader. I read as soon as I wake up. I read before I write. I read throughout the day. I mostly read on my phone with the Kindle App. This allows me to accomplish a few things. First, I have less stuff, […]

Book Review: Remote: Office Not Required

I’m back on a reading kick as of late having knocked out 3 books in the last few weeks (Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 and Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising) including the latest from 37signals, Remote: Office Not Required. I’ve been a […]

Everything I learned from my first cruise that my wife didn’t tell me even after reading Birnbaum’s Guide and talking about the cruise for 6 months beforehand

The Disney Dream’s staterooms come equipped with 220v European standard outlets and not the 115v outlets that I know and love (and can actually utilize). Nassau, Bahamas felt like another world. And by another world, I mean a dirty flea market where I felt like I was going to have […]

Because if you’re not kicking your own ass, someone else will

So I’ve been busy and have neglected reading for a few weeks now and decided to pick up Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life as I’ve recently become obsessed with Kevin O’Leary’s Twitter feed and figured it would be a semi-decent read as I wait for my Kevin […]