Welcome to My Brain, kinda.

In 2018, I read 28 books. My goal was 30, but I felt like 28 was still pretty good. However, what I soon came to realize that although I might have read 28 books, what I remembered was .01% of that.

So, in an effort to help me take better notes and create a searchable database of book notes, I wanted to publish my book notes. I have a backlog of notes that I'm adding weekly, so check back for more soon. Or you can just join my Newsletter so you know when I publish them.

All Notes

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
This book is a must read for any knowledge worker. Newport gives practical strategies to rid the noise and distraction from your life without having to move to an island in the Pacific. This book is on my re-read list every few years.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
The Essentialist mindset is all about doing less, but better
How to Take Smart Notes by Sonkë Ahrens
This book is for the curious writers who understand that insight and writing don't come easy. By explaining a system to take and store notes based on context can we start to truly learn and achieve prolific insights with writing in a frictionless way.
Junior: Writing Your Way Ahead in Advertising
This book is very helpful for anyone who wants to get into freelance or agency marketing. It gives some practical writing advice, but it's mainly tips and strategies on how to create good campaigns inside of an agency.
How hard you work and chase opportunities most others don't chase.
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Being able to think and solve problems in a general sense allows for innovative breakthroughs and discoveries in a niche field.
Show Your Work
A short read, but interesting nonetheless. This book doesn't have a ton of practical insights, but gives some motivation to show what you're doing in public. An interesting argument and helpful for someone like me who is so young and feel like I haven't "accomplished" anything yet.
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (And When to Stick)
Winners never quit is an incorrect statement; they do quit, they just know what to quit and when.
The Infinite Game
The adaptation of an infinite mindset will result in more innovative products and higher performing teams and will see their competitors not to be beaten, but to learn from them.
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
At all costs, you must be willing to innovate the way you do business and what your company delivers; "Innovate or Die" mentality.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Tipping Points can be caused by the right people, with the right information, in the right context; all we have to do is find those variables.
Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol
This is an exceptional book on thinking outside the box, innovating when others think to go with the safe route, and the necessity to think from first principles. Plus, there are some interesting behind the scenes stories of successful and failed NASA missions.
This is Marketing by Seth Godin
This book gets to the heart of marketing. It's not about tactics, products, or what you're selling. Marketing is about making change happen in the customers life. Understanding their fears, desires, and emotions, and seeking to radically change the normal way a niche audience lives its life.