The friend questions

A few months ago I had dinner with my friends JR, Ben, and his girlfriend Deena. It started off as an ordinary dinner. We cooked some delicious ribs, macaroni-n-cheese, collard greens, and rice. We drank some nice Malbec wine. We skinny dipped in the pool. Yeah, another usual night. But then something happened… we all…

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how was your 2016?

Every year Warren Buffett writes a letter to shareholders. He does this for them but I’m guessing it’s great for him to recognize his growth, reflect on what he’s done that year and have a cool history to see how things have gone over the years. I’ve done the same with my life and strangely…

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Where’s my money?

My first job at 13 was at The Popcorn Stand. I made $5.50 an hour and cherished every hundred dollar paycheck. I was the Popcorn Godfather! Times have changed over the years but I’ve always loved the making and collecting of money. The spending part has never been my interest. In general, I love this…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – Book Review

You can always improve yourself. There’s always something you can do that can make you better at work, at home, or in life. Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People covers how anyone can adapt themselves to change and to use what life throws at them to their advantage. * *…

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My Home Automation Setup

I just moved into a new place in Austin and have spent the past 2 months avoiding furniture. All I have is an optimized bed, pillows and a Eames chair. In the meantime, I’ve been optimizing my place for maximum automation. This makes my life so much more convenient and fun. No more running over…

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Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar – Book Review

For my latest read, I’ve went ahead and picked up Zig Ziglar’s book Secrets of Closing the Sale (audiobook available). Zig covers how to persuade people into saying “Yes!” when you ask them to, which is much-needed information to anyone doing sales or anything near sales. There’s a lot of great stuff in there. Very…

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