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
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…
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
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
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.
Limbo, by Alfred Limbrano, is an eye-opening book about what it's like to be raised in a working class family, be the first in your family to go to college, and then migrate to a middle class world.
"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
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
1984 is a book about power, life, government, freedom (or lack thereof) of speech, human nature, love, strength, and weakness. It's gripping, suspenseful, horrific, and at times, maddening. This post contains a summary of the book, some of my favorite (or most terrifying) quotes, and some applications for business people.
Jordan B. Peterson’s Maps of Meaning is like the legend that unlocks maps of our lives. What follows is my summary of Peterson's work.
There are difficult lessons for kids to learn and for parents to teach. One amazing resource for parents and kids is Jocko Willink's "Way of the Warrior Kid".
The term "game-changer" is so overused today, but I can't overstate how much parenting has changed for me since listening to "How to Talk".
Learning to Eat Soup With a Knife by John Nagl uncovers common themes for effectively dealing with insurgent or non-conventional warfare.
I've always been a Nike fanboy, but I never heard of Nike's founder Phil Knight until my Audible app recently recommended his awesome new memoir Shoe Dog. I loved the book, so here's a quick recap to maybe pique your interest in reading Shoe Dog for yourself.