What’s On Your Bookshelf?

Be it physical or digital does your book stack measure up against people who are innovators and career trailblazers? Not to compare taste, but in consideration of how those of us trying to push the envelope on our success can still learn and be influenced in ways that benefit us. I bookmarked the You Are What You Read post from Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Workweek site and started thinking about some of my favorite books growing up, like A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Then moving into womanhood, The House Of The Spirits really resonated with me in ways I didn’t understand at the time. Or as an adult how being inspired in still so important, like The Alchemist. And there’s a lot of industry-related books and thoughts on emerging technologies, historical novels, and I’ve learned from reading Dr. Seuss more than I ever understood as a child.

What about you?

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Favorite Blogs #6: Couples Who…

“Don’t prioritize the mundane.” — Joe Konrath

Where has this plethora of  blogs hosted by married couples come from? They might be working, traveling or canoodling together but the key point is “they’re doing it together”. How cute! You can think of it as something to aspire to or insert a major eye roll depending on your outlook for such things. Personally, I’m reading the examples of well-matched people who share similar values. That is aspirational – and inspirational.

In no particular order….

Mr and Mrs Globetrot

Just about the cutest newlyweds evah — who happen to be wedding photographers to boot! They took off on a six-month ’round the world trip for their honeymoon. On a serious note, I was moved by the great interview conducted with one set of their parents who discussed fleeing the Ukraine due to religious persecution for being Christians. Hmm..I wonder what lessons we can glean from that? I can now thank them for making me want to travel to Cappadocia.

Speaking of…

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AA Legacy Series Spotlight: Betty Davis & Alice Coltrane

First of all these two ladies are far more than the wives of famous musicians. Betty Davis & Alice Coltrane were the equals of their counterparts in more ways than one. We are fortunate to still have one of these illustrious women amongst us and shouldn’t forget their contributions.

Betty Davis

“If Betty were singing today she’d be something like Madonna; something like Prince, only as a woman. She was the beginning of all that when she was singing as Betty Davis. She was just ahead of her time.”

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