It’s raining all day in Charleston today. I don’t feel like sitting on I-26 for two hours each way because people can’t drive in the rain. Instead I’m going to work from my couch. I could even sleep all day, although you know that’s not in my DNA. No one tells me where I have to be and when. No boss is telling me to get into the office or counting my sick days. My company is nearly to the point that it can run without me. …


Ehhh… it was okay. Not every sequel can be Godfather II, Empire Strikes Back or Wrath of Khan. This was more Temple of Doom. Sure, eating monkey brains is cool and all but it’s not Raiders of the Lost Ark. Shit, this is a book and not a movie. Sorry.

Blue Ocean Strategy is one of my favorite business books and it’s been a real game changer for my business. I held high expectations for the sequel but it was underwhelming. Where the first focused on larger concepts, the sequel focused on the nitty gritty, the steps on how to…


I said I was done with self help books but I have at least two more for you. This one is a must read for folks wanting to take their lives to the next level, and then the level after that. Mark Evans Dm, the Deal Maker, is my new mentor. I have recently joined his mastermind group and it’s already starting to change my life after just a couple months. Yes, there are many actionable items I am learning but the biggest takeaway is simply surrounding myself with new people who are doing much bigger things than I am…


“I’m takin’ this horse by the reins making’ Redcoats redder with bloodstains.”

I have been eager to read a biography of the Marquis de La Fayette since watching Hamilton. This book came out just a couple weeks ago and I was quick to snag it up and knock it out.

They call Lafayette “The Hero of Two Worlds” for fighting for liberty in both America and France. I knew a great deal about his heroic acts during the American Revolution and a bit about how he got here. However, I knew very little about his life after going back to…


There’s nothing new in this book other than a unique life story. Most of it is common sense advice you can find in other self improvement books. The difference is two-fold:

  1. Whalen doesn’t waste your time. There’s no fluff. He’s straight to the point. Other authors write page after page of bullshit in some obvious attempt to just make their book longer. It’s infuriating. This is a quick outline that you can consume in one day. And you should.
  2. His tone is amazing. Whalen is a no bullshit guy and he doesn’t sugarcoat anything. …

Today seems like a great time to post this book review as we stare at the results of electing a weak President. Last week I tweeted “Joe Biden is the epitome of weakness.” Someone replied “who is the epitome of strength?” I think they were baiting me into answering “Donald Trump.” Instead I replied “Dwight D Eisenhower.”

Many Presidents exuded strength. Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Reagan and yes, Trump. Washington is obviously in a league of his own. Grant was a strong general, but he pretty much bungled being President. …


Ugh! Still about six book reviews behind. I’ve been just so slammed up recently that I have had little time to write. Let me knock this one out real quick because it was quite mind shifting for me.

It’s probably because I grew up poor, but since I started making income beyond my daily living I mostly store it away like a little squirrel storing away his nuts for the winter. My focus has been on building a nice little nest egg for retirement. …


Just today Facebook released it’s new virtual workspace product, Horizon Workrooms. They write “workrooms is our flagship collaboration experience that lets people come together to work in the same virtual room, regardless of physical distance.”

This is one of the first steps we will see toward a metaverse, popularized in books I have already reviewed, Snow Crash and Ready Player One, where we will live our daily lives in a computerized world. We already see many people spending time in virtual gaming worlds, such as Mindcraft, but most of these game are not yet totally immersive. …


A very short book review.

CS Lewis is my favorite author and his Christian apologetic works Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce and many more are some of my all time favorite books. Most interesting about Lewis, and why he’s such an amazing apologist, is that he was an atheist. As a former nonbeliever he is able to craft logical defenses that appeal to me rather than the emotional angles taken by many authors.

If you enjoy Lewis you will enjoy this memoir about his life from birth to his acceptance of Christ. If you aren’t a Lewis fan you will find this book rather dull and unimportant. But how could you not be a CS Lewis fan?

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Eat, drink, screw and be happy.

Most people think Epicureanism is all about hedonism. It’s all about speaking pleasure. I mean after all, Epicurus did create the first hippy communes where people screwed all day.

This translation of Epicureanism is only partly true. Epicurus did push pleasure above all else, but pleasure in the long term sense. Eating and drinking all day will make you fat and being fat can lead to long term pain. So does fathering a bunch of children or catching diseases. So yeah, all that stuff can be pleasurable in the moment but it can lead…

Wesley Donehue

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