Book Review: You Are a Badass

July 18, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

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Book Review: Sisu – The Finnish Art of Courage

May 22, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

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Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind

April 9, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The Coddling of the American Mind How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure Author: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: An extrapolation on an article written in the September 2015 Issue of The Atlantic that went viral sets the stage for this deep dive into what it … Read More

Book Review: The Manual

April 8, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The Manual A Philosopher’s Guide to Life Author: Epictetus Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: This modern translation of the writings originally by Epictetus gives incredible insight into how we can live a more fulfilling life. From Goodreads: “Epictetus (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became a great teacher, deeply … Read More

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