I am having a really hard time putting this book down! It is so fascinating to think about our ancestry, that there were species of humans that existed for over 2 million years! Did you know that at one point in time, there were more than 13 different species of humans living on the earth at the same time? We have a hard enough time getting along with different races of our own species (homosapien) — imagine how it would be if we had neanderthals and homoerectus running around! I am still not finished this book but just had to tell everyone how highly I recommend it and think it’s one of the greatest books you can pick up if[…]

Recently I decided to take the GRE exam and with that came a set of books (of course). I found a great little site called for GRE Study Books at, you guess it, grestudybooks.com. I wanted to see where I was at so I picked up the Manhattan Prep set of 8 Strategy Guides and will be reading them shortly. I think this is a lot cheaper than taking the courses, that’s for sure! I still haven’t decided on a date for the GRE, looks like I will register for the one on November 4th. If you want to see other dates available, check them out here. If you guys want to learn more about the GRE, I think Princeton[…]

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted, not that many of you are here 🙂 I’ve been reading a huge book, and as such has taken me a long time to get through on my daily subway commutes. The book I’ve been reading is Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris. This “bible of business” as I’d call it, goes through many success stories, strategies and tactics of some of the greatest business people of all time. The other great thing about this book, is it seeds ideas for other books to purchase if you are interested in learning more in a specific topic. Unlike Tim’s first big successful book, the 4 hour work week, Tim explores a large variety[…]

Confucius The Analects

The Analects, a summarized book by Dover Thrift, is a collection of stories and wisdom from Confucius. I read this book in 42 minutes, which was less time it took to commute to work. I’m so happy that I now have great wisdom from Confucius in the same time most people are simply listening to music or snoozing. My favorite theme in this book is gracefully repeated — talk less, listen more. “A wise man is slow to speak but quick to act”, he says, which is something I haven’t thought much about before I read this. I have good manners and allow people to speak, wait my turn before I share my opinions, but upon reflection I am thinking[…]