Mark and I are both big fans of Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. Many things that Tim says about fitness, diet, work, and life-hacking have really resonated with me over the years. But beyond the subjects Tim writes about, it's his approach to learning that truly inspires me whenever we see each other or I read his stuff. Like many people I know (including me), Tim is a novelty addict. He's curious about most everything and when he wants to know something, or know how to do something — like cook, salsa dance, kick-box, speak Japanese, or hold your breath for crazy lengths of time — he seeks out the experts and immerses himself utterly and completely in the subject matter. That's why I'm excited to read Tim's new book The 4-Hour Chef, due out in a few weeks. I'm sure it has lots of great information about how to cook, but according to Tim it's really a book about how to learn anything. That's perfect because there's a lot I've got to learn. Listen for Tim on a coming episode of our Gweek podcast. Congrats, Tim!
During a stint of extended pandemic depression, I fell in love with The Curse of Oak Island. After watching untold hours of the team barely finding anything, I decided to check out some of the literature relied on by Team Lagina. Rick and Marty are two brothers with a passion for treasure hunting. Dumping untold… READ THE REST
• 📖 'Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius', Victoria Labalme – March 30, 2021 • THE REVIEW, SHORT VERSION: 👍 When Victoria Labalme shared an early draft of her new book with me, it was the middle of our quarantine winter. It's hard to know what you're doing and where days… READ THE REST
The Philosopher's War picks up where Tom Miller's The Philosopher's Flight left off, and I read it cover to cover upon discovering I had missed its release. Miller built a wonderful world in this series debut novel, The Philosopher's Flight, where magic is a science and gets treated like one: with fear and misunderstanding. Women… READ THE REST
High school Spanish class is permanently embroidered into most of our brains. Vocabulary quizzes. Verb conjugation drills. Language lab. It's all tattooed on our souls like it happened yesterday, right? Estudiantes. Escuchen. Language learning doesn't have to be like that. Instead of being trapped in endless repetitions and dry academic book learning, Jumpspeak wants to… READ THE REST
Leadership is a magic quality that few truly possess. Oh sure, many people have to lead as part of their job description, but few actually have the inherent ability to make others better, cultivate trust, focus on problem-solving, and give team members confidence. Of course, not everybody has to be born with the ability to… READ THE REST
For any companies or individuals who fear being hacked by malevolent cybercriminals, there's some good news… and some bad news. According to an annual M-Trends report on cyber attacks, companies are spotting intrusions on their networks a lot faster than in the past. Last year, it took an average of 56 days from a first incursion… READ THE REST