Weekly Media Roundup (August 1st – August 15th)
My apologies; this is the second Roundup in a row that I’ve been late with. I’m about to leave the country, so I’m expecting the next one will be late. I stumbled on an exceptionally quality batch of shows and books since last time – enjoy!
- Gary D Chapman – The Four Love Languages
- This book should be required reading for everyone. If you haven’t read it, get it now. Learning which of the four ‘buttons’ other people respond to is invaluable, not just in love, but in work and family and friends. Teaser: the four are physical touch, words of affirmation, presence, and acts of service, and everyone has one they naturally resonate with. Buy it now.
- Sigma Nutrition – Dr. Jacob Wilson: Ketogenic Diets, Strength & Body Composition
- Light bulb moment: keto is not low carb. Keto is 70-75% fat.
- Tim Ferriss – Charles Poliquin on Strength Training, Shredding Body Fat, and Increasing Testosterone and Sex Drive
- This guy is a true expert on training. Moment of most surprise: to increase testosterone, change sex partners!
- TED Radio Hour – Fighting Cancer
- Fascinating talk on detecting cancers using microRNA and new open-source drugs that could speed up the pace of research.
- 99% Invisible – From the Sea, Freedom
- What makes a legal state? You’d be surprised who has tried.
- James Altucher – Oliver Burkeman: The Positive Power of Negative Thinking
- Author of The Antidote talks about how traditional positive thinking and fooling yourself into happiness doesn’t work. There seems to be a pushback going on right now of people who are finding that traditional self improvement doesn’t work.
- Knowledge for Men – Jairek Robbins: Achieve Success by Living With Purpose
- Inspirational story about the son of Tony Robbins as he makes his own path in the personal improvement coaching business
- The Art of Manliness – Rory Vaden: Self-Discipline & Personal Effectiveness
- James Altucher – Jim Kwik: Brain Coach and Superhero
- Learn how to vastly improve your memory and reading spead. Here’s some meat: reading with a ruler or pencil to guide your eye increases speed by 50%
- AskPat – How Do I Get The Most Out Of My Mastermind Group? How Do I Contribute Well?
- Tips for having a successful mastermind group, like being present and not on facebook, holding people accountable, and making sure that people contribute honestly and openly
- James Altucher – Mac Lethal: The Path to Excellence
- A detailed accounting of a path to success: lots of hard work, perseverance, and consistancy
- First Round Review – This 90-Day Plan Turns Engineers into Remarkable Managers
- Do you know what makes your team members unique? Do you have empathy for what people are thinking when they disagree with you?