Hidden Champions


I just finished a very interesting book, called Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century, by Hermann Simon. This book is a fascinating look at some of the best and most successful unknown or “hidden” companies in the world. The author does a deep dive and tries to figure out what makes them so successful. I […]

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The First Tycoon: Cornelius Vanderbilt


“The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt” written by T.J. Stiles is one of the finest biographies I have ever read. Not only is the Cornelius Vanderbilt’s life an amazing and exciting one to follow, but the level of research and the way that Mr. Stiles narrates the story, makes this clear why […]

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Passage Meditation


“Happiness does not lie outside us. It can only be found within – a most elusive realm which the modern world, with its overwhelming emphasis on sensory experience, has effectively hidden from our view.” – Eknath Easwaran I have written before about dealing with stress (Stress Management Tips). Managing money is stressful. More important than […]

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William Wilberforce


“Everyone should know Wilberforce,” Abraham Lincoln once said. Wilberforce who? William Wilberforce. I just put down an excellent biography by William Hague called William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner. First off, I had no idea who William Wilberforce was before I read this book, nor did I realize how great a […]

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The World to Come


I finished a book called, “The World to Come,” by Dara Horn about two weeks ago and the book still resonates deeply with me. It starts out when a young, antisocial, Jewish man goes into a Jewish museum and sees a Marc Chagall painting he is convinced hung in his parents’ house. He decides to […]

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