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Shoe Dog

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Books

Shoe Dog, the memoir by Nike creator Phil Knight, was a very worthwhile read. It was riveting, inspiring, and frankly kind of hard to believe, as I often found myself wondering how much of it was actually true. The triumphs were so delicious and the failures were just as perfect; everybody got exactly the teachable moments they needed when they needed them. I’m guessing there’s some kind of hindsight-is-20/20 involved in the writing process and a whole […]

The Art of War Quotes

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The Art of War is a very short read, filled with legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu’s various military -isms ranging from the very specific to what can be considered life’s great wisdoms. To be honest, many points went right over my head since my mind was definitely not in the state of trying to command an army and win battles. But some other points were sufficiently clear to my civilian self. Here are my top highlights. […]

Capital Gaines

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Books / Life

Over dinner recently, my mom made a comment to the effect of: Life feels both long and short. I quickly chimed in with a I’ve been feeling the same way! She didn’t like that. You’re too young to feel like that, she said. But oh well, I can’t help what I feel. Like many people privileged enough to “want to do something” with their lives, I’ve been thinking about the question of, er, what is the meaning of my […]

The Mothers

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It’s become a habit to buy a Kindle book whenever I have a flight. For my trip to Vegas for CES, I decided to go with The Mothers, a much buzzed-about debut novel from Brit Bennett with the most gorgeous cover. In short, it’s about some young people, their families and community, and the enduring impact of their decisions. #Life, right? I started at the LaGuardia gate waiting area and by the time I got to […]