Tag Archives: books

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »