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Category: Books

Read Like a Gent: The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition, by Caroline Alexander

In previous articles we’ve talked about creating your own band of brothers, not just for accountability but for deeper friendships.  While many associate the concept of a band of brothers with wartime, sometimes you can form those bonds of friendship with fellow men in unexpected situations which had the most peaceful of origins.  The story […]

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Read Like a Gent: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

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The basics of negotiation that most of us were taught involve concepts like “getting to yes” or “win/win.” But in his book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It former FBI negotiator Chris Voss highlights negotiation not as a specialized skill for the boardroom, but something that’s part of your everyday life: […]

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Read Like a Gent: Tribe of Mentors, by Tim Ferriss

“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself” is a quote from Tony Robbins, and a philosophy that Tim Ferriss lives by, as shown in his most recent book, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World.  The book features […]

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Read Like a Gent: Island of the Lost, by Joan Druett

Every young boy occasionally dreams of being shipwrecked and living like Robinson Crusoe: hacking survival out of the wilderness, getting by on wits, hard work, and a bit of luck.  Films like Cast Away take a look at the other side: the bitter loneliness of isolation; a reminder that it is not good for man […]

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Read Like a Gent: The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

Human disasters from storms at sea are covered so extensively in the news these days that we might forget that not only are storms are a regular part of the weather cycle, but in parts of the US, they are regularly expected. A particular region even has a type of storm named after it: a […]

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Read Like a Gent: The Black Swan by Nicholas Nassim Taleb

The subtitle of this book is “The Impact of the Highly Improbable” and since the book’s initial release the term “black swan” has become a commonly used term to describe unforeseen events that have outsized impact. Such Black Swan events include the 2008 Financial Crisis or the 2001 New York terrorist attacks. In a world […]

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