Chanel Reynolds lived through the traumatic experience of her husband passing away suddenly in a traffic accident, leaving her to figure out single-parenthood, finances, insurance, and life without her rock. As the most useful book I’ve read this year, I had to give it a recommendation with a brief synopsis of what’s in here.
If you’ve ever wondered if your computer webcam is spying on you… according to Edward Snowden, the answer is yes. So is your phone camera and microphone. So is your app usage, your photos, and your web activity.
Not because he’s perfect, just the opposite in fact. When I was a teenager, he and I would argue about pretty much everything in an effort to out-stubborn the other. I would always win… wait no… he would win… he was the most stubborn… but I was right.
“You are selfish.”
This is one of the most gut-wrenching insults a person can throw at you. It puts you into a special category of low life who sucks the energy and resources from others to serve your own interests.
Ironically, being called selfish is usually in response to you being unwilling to do something to serve the accuser’s self-interest, and is quickly followed up with, “You should be more selfless.”
The Fountainhead held the top spot in my “Favorite Books” list for a long time and I recently decided to read (listen) to it again.
The Fountainhead highlights the difference between producers and second-handers. Instead of review, I thought I’d post some of the most meaningful quotes from the book and allow you to get a glimpse into some of the ideas that are within the book.
In 1991, the Library of Congress conducted a survey on reading habits and respondents chose the Bible as the book that made the most difference in their lives.
The second most influential book? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.