My Reading List for 2020

NoNameAuthorScore /5Status
1The Intelligent InvestorBenjamin Grahem
Reading
2Blue Ocean Strategy
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Finished
3MultipliersLiz Wiseman
Reading
4Personal MBA

Ready to Start
5Relentless Tim Grover
Reading
6The Compound EffectDarren Hardy⭐️⭐️⭐️Finished
7Trillion Dollar CoachEric Ries
Ready to Start
8The Book on Rental Property InvestingBrandon Turner
Ready to Start
910X RuleGrant Cardone⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Finished
10LyingSam Harris
Ready to Start
11The Essential DruckerPeter F Drucker
Ready to Start
12Good to GreatJim Collins
Ready to Start
13Lifespan
David Sinclair
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Reading
14Love is not enoughMark Manson
Ready to Start
15How to analyze people Robert Leary
Ready to Start
16The Obstacle is the wayRyan Holiday
Ready to Start
17How to get a meeting with anyoneStu Helnecks
Reading
18Great by ChoiceJim Collins
Ready to Start
19Art of the DealDonald Trump⭐️⭐️⭐️Reading
20DecisionsKevin Hart⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Finished
21LimitlessJim Kwick⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Reading
22Your next 5 movesPatrick Bet DavidPre-ordered
23Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and DreamsMatthew WalkerReady to Start
2412 Rules for LifeJordan PetersonReading

What I read in 2019

My reads for 2019

  1. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World by Adam Grant
  2. Games Changers by Dave Asprey
  3. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  4. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  5. Influence by Robert Ciadini
  6. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  7. Never Split the Difference
  8. Do more faster by David Cohen, Brad Feid
  9. What you do is who you are by Ben Horowitz
  10. The Dip by Seth Godin
  11. The 5AM Club by Robin Sharma
  12. The Thank You Economy By Gary Vaynerchuk
  13. ! Can’t Make This Up By Kevin Hart

Getting Things Done (GTD) (Part 1)

Paul Allens’s productivity classic Getting Things Done has been the go to guide for many people to up their productivity game. With the ever increasing obligations in life and the constant need to improve to keep up with life daily challengers GTD is definitely a great tool to use.

Spoiler Alert: this article will go into the GTD method so if you haven’t read the book I recommend you do and return to this article, If you have or don’t mind spoilers then keep reading through

The Process

This flowchart is replication from Paul Allens Getting Things Done
  • In-Basket: Any app to quickly write up ideas/Things to do.
  • References: Google Drive/Dropbox cloud storage so it can be accessed from anywhere.
  • Tickler File ExampleReferences: Google Drive/Dropbox cloud storage so it can be accessed from anywhere.
  • Calander: Tick Tick/Google Cal/Airtable
  • Board of List: Trello/Airtable/Notion

Capture: Bucket

The purpose of the bucket is to quickly jot down your ideas quickly so you don’t forget it.. To satisfy this requirement. Note talking or todo manager requirement must have.

  • Voice-to-Text
  • Quick Load time

Some good To Do Managers with Voice-To-Text are

Whilst most of the above to do managers have cost involved. Here are some free ones that are definitely worth looking into

  • Microsoft To Do
  • Using a google doc to quickly jot down notes
  • Apples notes and Reminder

Processing: Next Task and Categorize

The next step is determine whether the task is actionable or not and what the next action is. It is important to note the key word here: action. Many people think they have to plan out their actions before they do it and this is where procrastination begins. In situations, where you feel like delaying it or add unnecessary actions before hand to delay the inevitable you can do it now or later but they the task has to be done and wouldn’t you prefer get done and spend your time after not worrying. For those of you who struggle with procrastination I would recommend you read Mel Robbins book, the 5 second rule. If something like paying a bill, depending on whether you can pay the bill immediately or you’re waiting for your pay check determines the date of the action, but the action is still the same: pay the bill. If its not actionable determine whether you want to keep the task or not. If you decide to keep it store it in a reference folder on cloud base platform like dropbox or google drive. Then set a reminder date to reopen the file when its actionable. If you decide there is no purpose to keep that document bin it.

Determine whether there are multiple steps

If there are multiple steps, something that may be consider a project. List all the required steps, do the task that take less than 2 minutes now and assign due dates for the rest of task on your to do app.

Next Week: Delegate, Defer and Dominate

What I am doing 18th of June 2018

What I am reading

What I am listening to

What podcast I am listening to

What I am watching

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Apps I am using

  • Beeminder – gives me an incentive to get certain tasks done
  • Evernote
  • MyfitnessPal – Useful for tracking my meals
  • Trello – I used this to plan my tasks for the week

 

 

Facebook just came out with their take on Augmented Reality: What does it mean

pexels-photo-325229The tech industry really likes to . So what is it? Augmented reality (AR) is an enhanced view on current reality. What I mean by that is, if we were to look through an Augmented Reality enable glass or device, everyday objects wesee normally in real time, would be have extra information for example looking at street sign and getting details of the best restaurants on the street. Whilst the concept is it not new and has been shown in movies like Tron, Minority Report and anime such as Pokemon (The pokedex) and Dragon Ball Z (the scouter), it has finally come to big stage as Facebook announces its new open source platform.

Initially, many tech experts thought that the first AR device would be glasses, such as google glass, but it failed to reach the mass market. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, believes the first AR device to “become mainstream” is smartphone cameras. The new platform will allow third party developers to experiment with the technology and create useful effects.

If you want to have to get a taste of Facebook AR platform click the link below to see Facebook Frame studio which requires no coding knowledge, just a little creativity.