A La Carte (January 5)

Today Amazon has a sale on a good selection of business books. This includes an excellence book on the science of winning and losing, Cal Newport’s Deep Work, and a variety of leadership books.

MARCUS AURELIUS ON HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING AND GO TO WORK
I just don’t agree with him on his understanding of our nature or that you should love yourself. Our true nature keeps us from doing what we were really meant to be doing – that is why we struggle to get out of bed in the morning and go to work.

WHAT KINDS OF EXERCISE MAKE YOU SMARTER?
This type of exercise works when you have to do some creative, deep, work or even have to present or talk. I prefer hill sprints for this. Here’s another reason to hack your brain with exercise.

5 DEADLY KINDS OF EGO THAT PREY UPON YOUR SUCCESS
This is so good. Can you guess which one is most prominent in today’s youth? Check out Ryan Holiday’s book, Ego is the Enemy.

THE SINGLE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE FORCE IN LEADERSHIP
“Humility stays curious.” This goes along with Ryan Holiday’s post mentioned above. Also, 5 insights leadership freak learned from top authors.

THE CANDY DIET
“Turn the ratchet. We can lead our way back to curiosity, inquiry and discovery if we (just a few for now) measure the right things and refuse the easy option in favor of insisting on better.”

7 BENEFITS OF GRASS-FED BUTTER NUTRITION
Butter can improve your work. This is why I put Kerrygold butter in my coffee and vegetables. You’re missing out folks. (Warning: if you eat like crap adding butter won’t do you any good).

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