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Napoleon: On Reading Books

Napoleon and the Importance of Reading

Napoleon, the greatest general to ever live, was a relentless reader and connoisseur of books. He favored the classics and could never get enough of books written about his two heroes; Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. Like most men of history, Napoleon embraced reading as a boy, which helped to foster one of the most innovative mind’s the world …

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Reading to Understand Human Nature

Reading to Understand Human Nature

Recently, when skimming through Tim Ferris’ podcasts, I stopped at Episode #187. His guest was Jocko Willink, ex-Navy SEAL (read more on Jocko here), and since this was Jocko’s second appearance, he spent the episode answering listeners questions in a Q&A format.  Jocko was asked what types of books he reads and his answer was particularly interesting to me. As …

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Conquer Thy Body: Avoiding Bad Fitness Advice (Two Books to Trust)

Conquer Thy Body - How to Navigate the Overwhelming Advice of the Fitness

 This is Part I of a three-part series on understanding the fundamentals of a successful workout program. My goal is to help you avoid the common pitfalls in a world of false information. I will break down concepts using scientific reasoning and evidence, so you know exactly what you need to do to maximize your time and effort in the gym. I’m obsessed with …

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The Benefits of Reading Every Single Day

The Benefits of Reading Daily (Shameless Pride)

I wasn’t passionate about reading until after I graduated college. I read because my teachers told me I needed to read a book. Once I began taking A 2+ hour round trip commuter rail rides to work, I began to plow through books regularly. My interests vary. I am a lover of history, especially military and war books. I read …

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