[Video Excerpt] Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolph Plots

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I heard about this book from Tim Ferriss’ podcast. In it, Tim dedicated an entire show to the author’s reading of this book. It got me hooked. Usually with books I review I’ll append all the excerpts I’ve highlighted from my Kindle into the my blog post. For this book however, I found myself highlighting almost every sentence. He really…
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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Don’t read this book please! If you do you’ll make it much harder for me and others to sell you something. In all seriousness though, this book has completely evolved the way I look at pricing, marketing, positioning, and more. One major take away is this: People have a hard time comparing things that are different from…
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The Martian: A perfect book for the casual Product Manager

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About two years ago a couple of nerdy colleagues of mine told me of an amazing new book they were reading. “A man is stuck on Mars and must figure out how to survive by planting crops and re-engineering his habitat. It is very precise and it takes you step by step through his thought process by using his ship’s log entries.”, they…
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In Pamplona The Sun Also Rises

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My self-improvement/educational books began getting dry and it was time to learn more indirectly by ingesting some classic novels again. It may seem pretty naive of me looking back, but when I picked up a copy of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises I had no idea how relevant it would be to our trip. I’ve read a couple of…
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