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Warsaw, Poland: My Top 6 Favorite Things

My favorites:

  • Best chain diner: Zapiecek
  • Best “milk bar”: Bar Mleczny pod Barbakanem
  • Best food hall: Hala Gwardii
  • Best hipster restaurant: Pyzy flaki gorace!
  • Best park: Lazienki Krolewskie
  • Best hotel in Old Town: Hotel Bristol

Warsaw is an uncrowded, clean, gentle Eastern European capital city.

It made an excellent first stop on my family’s Eastern European trip in August 2018.

These are my tips and favorites from a short visit.

To find these places, I used local tour guides, Foursquare city reviews, and guidebooks.

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2018-09-04T12:15:59+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|General, Travel|

Book Club: Netflixed by Gina Keating

“Netflix was playing to win, versus playing to not lose.”

How do we all lose faster, so that we can win overall?

Our business book club enjoyed Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs by Gina Keating.

Cover of the book Netflixed by Gina Keating Netflixed hardcover. Derek Halpern picked this book. He always buys the physical copy.

The book includes anecdotes and depth about the very early days of Netflix. We get to ride along as Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings created an online DVD store, basically before DVDs were even for sale.

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2018-08-28T10:12:56+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Books, General|

Book Review: Safari by Geoffrey Kent

“Many entrepreneurs agree that it’s our worst vulnerabilities that inspire us to find our greater purpose.”

I read this book with my friends Ramit Sethi, Wayne Mulligan, and Derek Halpern.

I recommend the book. It was the perfect first book for our business book club that Wayne started. It is less of a “nitty gritty” business book and more of a candy-cane memoir.

Four very attractive, diverse, handsome men with varying levels of hair Ramit, me, Wayne, Derek at the first meeting of our book club and discussion group.

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2018-08-22T14:38:06+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Books, General|

Is a Correction Near? My Current Stock Market Investing Thesis

Warren Buffett says his first two rules of investing are:

  1. Don’t lose money.
  2. See rule number one.

I have been thinking about asset allocation and investing a lot lately.

In what could be a terrible decision, I’ve decided to share my learnings here on my blog. I hope someone smarter than me will correct me where I’m wrong and help point me in the right direction towards better learnings.

Disclaimer: I’m not a trained investor, advisor, or financial analyst. I’ve been lucky and have accumulated a portion of money. Now that the markets are up, I feel I have a responsibility to consider and protect my earnings.

Market Cycles

I’ve read a lot recently about how the stock market works in cycles.

There are cycles of growth (a bull market), and cycles of recession (a bear market).

Market Cycle and recovery and expansion Sample market cycle. I searched Google Images for “market cycle.”

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2018-07-05T14:38:44+00:00 July 5th, 2018|General|

Notes from “Willpower Doesn’t Work” by Benjamin Hardy

This book was an easy, inspiring read. I typed up all of my highlights from the book here.

If you want to be focused at work, you need to remove all distractions from your physical and digital workspace.

If you want to get creative insights, get out of town and relax for a day or two.

When you change your environment, such as surrounding yourself with different people, your thoughts and emotions change.

Books on a table I usually read on Kindle, but after getting the “Willpower Doesn’t Work” book at a workshop I bumped it to the top of my reading list. Finished it on the flight home!

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2018-06-14T16:15:38+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Books, General|

What happens in a Strategic Coach workshop?

In this post I’ll share my notes and photos from today’s Strategic Coach workshop in Toronto, Canada taught by Dan Sullivan. This is all from 11 June 2018 in the 10X Ambition class.

Strategic Coach logo Welcome to our Toronto HQ and please enjoy our wall of plants.

Read more of my blog posts all about my experience as a client of Strategic Coach here.

Introduction

At each seat, business owners are given our quarterly books and workshop materials.
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2018-06-14T16:26:10+00:00 June 11th, 2018|General, Strategic Coach|

Book Swap and Cocktail Party in NYC

I love reading good books. Whether it is on my Kindle, a book I own, or a borrow from the New York Public Library – reading takes up a lot of my time.

One of my favorite parts of a good book is discussing it with smart people and then sharing the book with them.

At my 36th birthday party, I gave guests copies of some of my favorite books.

Book Swap and Cocktail Party

On Thursday, 31 May 2018, I threw a book swap and cocktail party.

Lots of people in a room with books and happy Here we are! The book swap and cocktail party was awesome.

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2018-06-05T10:31:01+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Books, General|

‘Principles’ Cartoon Video by Ray Dalio

This page lists information and video credits about the film Principles for Success, written and narrated by Ray Dalio based on his book Principles.

I am not affiliated with Ray Dalio, the book Principles, or Bridgewater Associates. I am just a big fan! I’ve made flashcards from the book and I try to study them every week.

You can watch the film in this single video on YouTube.

Principles Video Credits

Here are the credits shown at the end:

Writing and narration by Ray Dalio Screenshot from the “Principles” video hosted on YouTube

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2018-05-28T19:48:13+00:00 May 28th, 2018|General|