Build: How to Create Private Wealth as a Successful Property Developer

Physical Copy: By: Jim Castagnet Rating: C In an effort to build upon my development knowledge, I have a handful of property development books that I am making my way through. The lesson I learned from this one is that barriers to entry, like regulations, make a huge impact on the viability of a project.Continue reading “Build: How to Create Private Wealth as a Successful Property Developer”

The End Of The World Is Just The Beginning

Physical Copy: Audiobook: By: Peter Zeihan Rating: A- This is the second book I have read by Peter and his most current book. The title is ominous but refers to the forthcoming changes to the globalized economy due to global demographic collapse.  Most countries have been well below the replacement rate of having kids forContinue reading “The End Of The World Is Just The Beginning”

How to Create Wealth Investing in Real Estate

Physical Copy: By: Grant Cardone Rating: B+ Grant Cardone is a controversial dude. He is rough around the edges and talks in absolutes. He has a history of addiction but has redirected that energy into business over the last 20 years. Say what you want to say about him. Frankly, a lot of what heContinue reading “How to Create Wealth Investing in Real Estate”

Building an Elite Organization

Physical Copy: Audiobook: By: Don Wenner Rating: A- The author is a man after my own heart. He is an avid reader, still relatively young in his career, has built a strong owner-operator business of commercial real estate, and is committed to continuous and never-ending improvement. Possible Bromance ensuing… The book is his playbook, whichContinue reading “Building an Elite Organization”

The Accidental Superpower

Physical Copy: Audiobook: By: Peter Zeihan Rating: A+ Given the state of our country, economy, and our world, last year I sought out several different economists to look at the current state of affairs, what has happened throughout history, and what that might mean going forward. Through that journey I found Peter Zeihan, a geopoliticalContinue reading “The Accidental Superpower”

Practical Advice to Enjoy Reading More

I get asked all the time, “How do you make time to read so much?”  Or people say things like: “I wish I enjoyed reading as much as you.” “Any time I pick up a book, I fall asleep!” I do enjoy the occasional dose of self-deprecating talk. I try not to take myself tooContinue reading “Practical Advice to Enjoy Reading More”

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Physical Copy: Audiobook: By: Patrick Lencioni Rating: A+ I am doing a deep dive into books about building a world-class team. In searching for the best books, this book popped up in top list after top list. The author illustrates the 5 dysfunctions of teams through a fable of a fictitious struggling Silicon Valley startup.Continue reading “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable”

The Win-Win Wealth Strategy: 7 Investments the Government Will Pay You to Make

Physical Copy: Audiobook: By: Tom Wheelwright Rating: A- You should emulate Donald Trump! Don’t be triggered… By that I mean, I want you to understand the purpose of the tax code and invest your money accordingly.  The common fallacy that our culture and media spread is that the rich don’t pay taxes because they cheat.Continue reading “The Win-Win Wealth Strategy: 7 Investments the Government Will Pay You to Make”