Book Review: The Alchemist

March 12, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The Alchemist A Fable About Following Your Dream Author: Paulo Coelho Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: A story of a Sheppard boy who travels in search of his personal legend. It’s a simple tale that follows Santiago on his journey where he learns to listen to his heart and realizes his dream for the … Read More

Book Review: Into Thin Air

February 10, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Author: Jon Krakauer Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: A detailed retelling of the tragedy on Mt Everest that claimed five lives and left countless others in guilt-ridden disarray. Jon Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster provides a lot of insight into … Read More

Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

November 5, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Born a Crime Author: Trevor Noah Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: You may know the name Trevor Noah from his role on Comedy Central’s, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, what you may not know is about everything this young African born man went through just to get to where he is today. It’s no … Read More

Book Review: On Thin Ice by Eric Larsen

July 8, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic Author: Eric Larsen Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Not Available Quick Summary: Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out in 2014 on what has very likely to have become the last unaided and unsupported expedition trekking over the ice covering the Arctic to the northernmost point … Read More

Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

July 8, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Author: Malcolm Gladwell Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: Blink takes a deep dive into the research from psychology and behavioral economics on the adaptive unconscious, which is basically a study of the mental processes that happen automatically in an instant with very little information to work from. … Read More

Book Review: Smarter, Faster, Better By Charles Duhigg

June 10, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business Author: Charles Duhigg Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: From the author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg takes a much broader look at how we as humans can become more productive … Read More

Book Review: Grit By Angela Duckworth

March 26, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Author: Angela DuckworthBuy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: Grit is a deep dive into over a decade of research conducted by the author, Angela Duckworth and the findings from that research. Angela shows how study after study reveals that “grit” not “genius” – defined as talent or I.Q. … Read More

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek By Tim Ferriss

March 22, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The 4-Hour Workweek:  Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich   Author: Tim FerrissBuy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: A 4-Hour Workweek? Don’t we all wish?! While the actual 4-Hour Workweek may not be feasibly attainable for everyone, there are a lot of lessons within this book that can be learned which will help … Read More

Book Review: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

March 19, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Ego is the Enemy Author: Ryan HolidayBuy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: In Ryan Holiday’s book, Ego is Enemy, Ryan takes a deep dive into the cyclical life of ego. You see, at any given time in life, we’re aspiring to something, we have achieved success, or we have failed and through … Read More

5 Self Improvement Books to Read for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

February 13, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club 2 Comments

Every year I make it a point to read at the very least a few new books, I won’t say I read the most but it is in my practice to read at least a few educational, self-improvement, business, and fictional books throughout each year. Of those books, there are always a few key standouts … Read More