Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Card 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Update on Ancestry

Turns out I'm 16% basque now.  Pretty exciting.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Review: Principles: Life and Work

Principles: Life and Work Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary of how Ray Dalio manages his life and his business (Bridgewater).
Quite interesting but it felt longer than it is.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Review: The Greatest Salesman in the World

The Greatest Salesman in the World The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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17 Quotes from The Greatest Salesman in the World.

  1. I will form good habits and become their slave.
  2. I will greet this day with love in my heart.
  3. I will greet this day with love, and I will succeed.
  4. I will persist until I succeed.
  5. If I persist long enough I will win.
  6. I am nature’s greatest miracle.
  7. I will win, and I will become a great salesman, for I am unique. I am nature’s greatest miracle.
  8. I will live this day as if it is my last. And what shall I do with this last precious
  9. Today I will be master of my emotions. The tides advance; the tides recede. Winter goes
  10. If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will remember past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be master of my emotions.
  11. If I become overconfident I will recall my failures. If I overindulge I will think of past hungers. If I feel complacency I will remember my competition. If I enjoy moments of greatness I will remember moments of shame. If I feel all-powerful I will try to stop the wind. If I attain great wealth I will remember one unfed mouth. If I become overly proud I will remember a moment of weakness. If I feel my skill is unmatched I will look at the stars. Today I will be master of my emotions.
  12. Today I control my destiny, and my destiny is to become the greatest salesman in the world! I will become master of myself. I will become great.
  13. I will laugh at the world.
  14. I will smile and my digestion will improve; I will chuckle and my burdens will be lightened; I will laugh and my life will be lengthened for this is the great secret of long life and now it is mine.
  15. Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
  16. This is the time. This is the place. I am the man. I will act now.
  17. I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words again an again and again

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review: Why we get fat

A great book about how our body works in relation to accumulation of fat tissue. Basically the books explains why counting calories and exercise don't make you loose fat, at least directly. The way our body burns fat is when is in a ketosis state that you can achieve when not eating sugars and carbs.
See ketogenic diet for more information.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

My new ethnicity estimate from Ancestry

  • Ethnicity Estimate
  • France
  • 47%
  • Spain
  • 38%
  • Basque
  • 11%
  • Italy
  • 2%
  • Sardinia
  • 2%

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

A very simple read. Nothing special but a nice reminder about how to manage your finances.

1: Keep a part of all you earn. Save at least 10% of your income.

2: Put your savings to work for you. Invest it so that it will multiply.

3: Avoid debt. The poor pay interest, while the rich earn interest.

4: Don’t speculate in get-rich-quick schemes. Invest in solid businesses that you understand.

5: Invest in yourself. Gain knowledge and skills to increase your earning power.

6: Safeguard your growing fortune with diversification and insurance.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Review: Lying

Lying Lying by Sam Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Very short read about why lying has always repercursions. Being transparent and honest is always the best way to go.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Review: Remote: Office Not Required

Remote: Office Not Required Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great summary of why remote work is here to stay giving good information, tips, benefits...

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