I believe everyone should read this book because everyone is capable of having a "side hustle." There is a saying that goes "Facts tell, stories sell"I believe everyone should read this book because everyone is capable of having a "side hustle." There is a saying that goes "Facts tell, stories sell" and this book sells you on the idea of opening your mind to recognize and pursue a side hustle. There are stories of services like resume writing, food side hustles like baking goods, educational services like online courses, and much more. After reading this book I am now looking at opportunities around me that can be a side hustle. I enjoyed how there are stories of small success like enough to a pay monthly bill to buying a new home and more.
This makes me think of MLM's approach of just doing it on the side and inticing you be asking if an extra $100-$200 a month would help. Just that amount of money brings a small relief and it is more probable to do it by starting a side hustle rather than a distributor of an MLM company. There is nothing wrong with being an MLM distributor but your probability of success is higher when your side hustle is something you love to do anyway. Lastly, I love that all the stories are of people around the world with different backgrounds to inspire you to start a side hustle because as the saying goes "If they can do it then I can do it too." ...more
This is book 14 of 18 in the "Infinity Gauntlet" series and was the shortest so far. Although, this was one of the deepest storylines of all because oThis is book 14 of 18 in the "Infinity Gauntlet" series and was the shortest so far. Although, this was one of the deepest storylines of all because of how Thanos and Warlock got a glimpse into each other's realities. They both were deeply affected by seeing each other's views and hopes for the universe. It makes me think what if you can do the same with let's say, Hitler, that would, in my opinion, be a scary experience but others would love it. If there was a way to go into someone else's views and experiences of reality I could not say that it would be a good thing. I can see people turning people into authorities, judging them, condemning them, taking their or opposite sides, and much more conflict than we already have.
Come to think of it this is already happening to a certain extent because people have dreams or goals that they tell others. Some will help, promote, fight against, critique, poke holes, and other things I can think of. Now writing this I am reminded why I love comics so much and it is because of the creative way deep insights get told in an artistic and entertaining way. ...more
This is one of the best books I have read in 2019 and much better than his prior book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck." After reading this book IThis is one of the best books I have read in 2019 and much better than his prior book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck." After reading this book I am inspired to read Friedrich Nietzche's books because prior to this book I had the idea he was just a nihilist. It has also given me a different perspective on the coming AI revolution that doesn't make it seem like the end of the world but just a transition to knew gods we worship. The section on Edward Bernays is just genius to me and brought clarity to why marketing as morphed into what it is today.
Even the content on Immanuel Kant was fascinating and also inspired me to start reading some of his books. I know this author is known for giving contrasting advice to the majority of other "self-help" books out there and he continues that strategy in this book. If you enjoying reading a different view on how our society got to where we are today and a different view on how to live in our society, this is the book. ...more
I was surprised at home much I loved this book and the incredible life the author has lived by implementing his philosophy of curiosity on a daily basI was surprised at home much I loved this book and the incredible life the author has lived by implementing his philosophy of curiosity on a daily basis. It fascinates me when people ascribe to a way of living and end up getting insane results and experiences by doing something that seems simple. This reminds me of Gary Keller's "One Thing" philosophy that brought him a huge success in the real estate industry. After reading this book I can say that this author's success was not luck but a well thought out philosophy that he applied through his entire life even when sometimes the curiosity created a negative experience.
Another thing that I liked was reading about the things that happened behind the scenes of many movies I have enjoyed. I have never really read books by movie producers, the only other one that comes to mind is Jerry Weintraub book, which was just as good as this book. This author has taken the path most successful people have taken, which is paved with massive risk, doing things that make you look crazy, and lots of failures.
I never realized how little I knew about how Google makes its income and this book took me down a deep rabbit hole, which was them disturbing, to sayI never realized how little I knew about how Google makes its income and this book took me down a deep rabbit hole, which was them disturbing, to say the least. I am not against capitalism but I do believe there are always extreme to everything and Google is pretty extreme on how they generate their revenue. I never knew how profitable it can be to gather data from surveillance and make then turn that data into something useful for marketers or politicians. This book leans heavily on how what Google is doing is "wrong" and it appears that they are just getting started.
Although this is one side of the story that is important to recognize and understand, the "surveillance capitalist" believes in what they are doing is good. I have read books by Eric Schmidt who is referenced many times in this book and gather that he is doing his job and believes in the mission of Google. I think that surveillance has been going on for a long time and technology is making it easier, more accurate, and more profitable. This book is so dense on its subject matter where at some points it feels like the author is just beating a dead cat and you get "the point" that what is going on is pretty bad. But the author is just relaying on all the research she did and I am sure she still had to cut out a lot out of the book. ...more
This is the second book I have read by this author and I find his philosophies and strategies useful. When creating content or art it seems importantThis is the second book I have read by this author and I find his philosophies and strategies useful. When creating content or art it seems important to show the journey to the finished product. This way you can make adjustments or keep heading in the direction that the consumer is reacting to positively. The main thought I 'm having from reading this book is having a centralized place that I control where I can show my work.
What I love about this author's books is that its simple practical advice that is a short read that gets to the point right away. It appears that the advice the author gives has given him amazing results and it's advice that seems contrary to what most "gurus" are preaching. Most people show the final work and never show the journey but showing the journey has a lot of upsides that can help the final piece of work. ...more
This is number 13 of 18 books in the "Infinity Gauntlet" series. From the beginning, I can tell that a lot of the characters in the storyline are eithThis is number 13 of 18 books in the "Infinity Gauntlet" series. From the beginning, I can tell that a lot of the characters in the storyline are either new or updated to their newer version. I noticed some villains from the Avengers movies "Endgame" and "Infinity War," which was cool to know some of their backgrounds since the movie did not have time to do so. The stones are back in the storyline as well but not the central theme because Thanos has been on a mission to eliminate any of his offspring that is still alive.
One of his sons is here on earth and Thanos comes to kill him but the son outmatches him. It seems to me that there is a central theme in many mythological tales were an evil father is overtaken by a son that choose the path of doing good. What comes to mind is Luke Skywalker, when he had to battle his own father that was trying to kill him. Lastly, Black Panther once again is sacrificing himself for the future of his people by playing chess with his enemies. This is confusing his people because of the decisions he is making appear as treason but in the future, they will understand why he did what he did. ...more