Review: Fire In the Belly: On Being A Man by Sam Keen

3 Key takeaways from Fire In The Belly: On Being a Man. The book is meant to uncover a new route to authentic manhood. Sam Keen takes modern society’s often contradictory expectations of what it means to be a man and contrasts it with traditional cultures. What kind of impact does the absence of initiationContinue reading “Review: Fire In the Belly: On Being A Man by Sam Keen”

Book Review: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

Bronnie worked as a caretaker of the dying. Someone who gets hired to tend for people during their final months or weeks in life. Through her work she was able to identify the most common and deepest regrets people had during those final days—what they wished they had done differently, what they wished they hadContinue reading “Book Review: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware”

Thoughts on Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

The idea of me “reviewing” spiritual scriptures is bizarre. Who I’m I to judge the some of the most sacred scriptures known to man? Hehe, fuck it, why not,right!? Let’s go! “Bhagavad Gita” is an old Hindu scripture. The narrative framework is a dialogue between Arjuna and his counsel Lord Krishna on the battlefield onContinue reading “Thoughts on Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran”

Thoughts on: The 5 AM Club By Robin Sharma

At first couldn’t stand this book. It’s tells a fictitious story about an artist and an entrepreneur who meet at a Tony Robbins style self-help event. They both bond with what they believe to be a homeless man, BUT — surprise! — he is actually a billionaire business magnate going incognito. The billionaire invites themContinue reading “Thoughts on: The 5 AM Club By Robin Sharma”

The Penguin Latte Podcast #19 – The Mad Scientist of Reading: Poor Bjorn on Self-Experimenting with Non-Fiction

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Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Warning: what follows is a conversation for book nerds Books transform us. When we really dig into a book, nestle beneath the words, peek under the author’s skin, we transcend our current self. We become someone greater. The best…

Reflection retreats, The King’s Curriculum and leaning in to Universal Intelligence.

Earlier this year I had my first Reflection Week—imagine Bill Gates Think Week but without the books. This was probably one of the more fruitful and powerful practices I’ve implemented into my life to date and it’s now something I do every 6 month.Reflection Week, for me, is about re-alignment, reflection, strategy and planning.But it’sContinue reading “Reflection retreats, The King’s Curriculum and leaning in to Universal Intelligence.”

4 Key Lessons from Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés (VIDEO)

Women Who Run With The Wolves explores folk tales and myths through a Jungian lens with the intent to help women reconnect to the instinctual self, the Wild Woman archetype.

8 Lessons from reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (VIDEO)

Some books manage to be both entertaining and highly disturbing. This is one of them.Today I’m sharing a few highlight from Jon Ronsons book that takes a closer look at the world of online shaming. “And the one day it hit me. Something of real consequence was happening. We were at the start of aContinue reading “8 Lessons from reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (VIDEO)”

3 Key Lessons from The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (VIDEO)

📱 Maybe you were suppose to do something important right now, but got distracted by a notification. Or you told yourself that it might be a good idea to check your social media again. It has been 10 minutes after all, something might have happened? 1. The number of synapses in the brain are notContinue reading “3 Key Lessons from The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (VIDEO)”

Thoughts on: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

I could have written this book. Not that I have Murakamis masterful penmanship. That’s not my point. It’s just that our lessons learned from years of running are very similar. We got into it for the same reasons (by noticing we where becoming fat and tired.), it provided similar insights and it seems as dearContinue reading “Thoughts on: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami”