Demma’s Notes: Bob Iger’s The Ride of a Lifetime

I stan few companies as much as I stan Disney. I'm not ashamed of this even a little. When I saw that the greatest Disney CEO since old Walt himself had a new autobiography out, I couldn't wait to read it. The Fanboy Awakens. Bob Iger is best known as Disney's 6th CEO, reigning from … Continue reading Demma’s Notes: Bob Iger’s The Ride of a Lifetime

How Will You Deal With Change? Reading Taleb’s Antifragile…

I just started listening to Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Antifragile and I wanted to share some quick thoughts from the opening chapters. Taleb defines fragility as that which is adversely affected by volatility. In other words, fragile things break when faced with adversity or change. We don't want to be fragile. We want to be the … Continue reading How Will You Deal With Change? Reading Taleb’s Antifragile…

Quick Take: Loserthink and How To Know if You’re Right or Wrong

I'm really enjoying Scott Adams's new book Loserthink, and I wanted to quickly share one key insight with you. I'm a big fan of Adams's previous books. I wrote a Demma's Notes summary on my favorite here: Demma’s Notes: My 3 Favorite Concepts from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by … Continue reading Quick Take: Loserthink and How To Know if You’re Right or Wrong

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Review, Thoughts, and All 9 Skywalker Films Ranked

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including details about the ending, story, and plot twists. If you haven't seen the movie yet STOP reading and come back later. I took Jack and a couple of his buddies to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (TROS) on opening night. TROS is … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Review, Thoughts, and All 9 Skywalker Films Ranked

Demma’s Notes: My 3 Favorite Concepts from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

What could a cartoonist possibly have to teach you about living your life? That's the question I had before starting Dilbert creator Scott Adams' book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. By the end of the book, I was an Adams disciple. It turns out there's so much more to Mr. Adams than Dilbert.

Demma’s Notes: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

"There's a starman waiting in the sky, he'd like to come and meet us, but he thinks he'd blow our minds." - Bowie Elon Musk has been grabbing more headlines than usual lately: for announcing a passenger trip to the moon, for the Model 3 becoming the best selling car in the US, for poking … Continue reading Demma’s Notes: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Sad News, New Territory, 2 Great Books: 3 short posts in 1

What follows is a somewhat disjointed collection of updates from the past month. I probably should have made this three separate posts, but I'm short on time and I wanted to memorialize some thoughts while they're fresh. Sad News About Our Move About a week after we arrived in Virginia we learned that the tractor … Continue reading Sad News, New Territory, 2 Great Books: 3 short posts in 1