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Book Review: Extreme Ownership | How U.S. Navy Seals Lead And Win

Book Review: Extreme Ownership | How U.S. Navy Seals Lead And Win

BOOK REVIEW

I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

Title: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Author:  Jocko Willink and Leaf Babin
1-5 Star Rating: 5 Stars
Review by: Dan Muhlenkamp

Why did you read it?
I admire Navy Seals and the book is very highly rated as a leadership book.

What did you get out of it?
Some of the best general principles to lead people and organizations to perform at a very high level.

List what someone can expect to learn:
The authors take a situation that occurred in a battle situation in Iraq and use it to make a point about leadership or strategy. They then give you a real life situation in the business world where the same principles applied. They repeat this process for each of their major points.  Very practical and useful.

Summarize, who would you recommend the book/video/course to? What situations?
The book is great for anyone who is ready to adapt strategies and processes to perform better themselves or to lead other people or entire organizations to perform better.

Book Review: Leaders Eat Last | Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Book Review: Leaders Eat Last | Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

BOOK REVIEW

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Title: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Author: Simon Sinek
1-5 Star Rating: 5 Stars
Review by: Dan Muhlenkamp

Why did you read it?
I read anything I can written by Simon Sinek

What did you get out of it?
I consider this the premier book that defines what a leader is supposed to be.

List what someone can expect to learn:

  • Simon Sinek starts the book out with this quote, and then goes on to explain why, and how, we make this a reality.“Leaders are the ones who run headfirst into the unknown. They rush toward the danger. They put their own interests aside to protect us or to pull us into the future. Leaders would sooner sacrifice what is theirs to save what is ours. And they would never sacrifice what is ours to save what is theirs. This is what it means to be a leader. It means they choose to go first into danger, headfirst toward the unknown. And when we feel sure they will keep us safe, we will march behind them and work tirelessly to see their visions come to life and proudly call ourselves their followers.”

Summarize, who would you recommend the book/video/course to? What situations?
This book is for everyone. We all lead someone and when we lead we need to be excellent at it. It is best for us, and best for those we lead.

Book Review: Getting Things Done

Book Review: Getting Things Done

BOOK REVIEW

Getting Things Done

Title:  Getting things Done
Author: David Allen
1-5 Star Rating: 5 Stars
Review by: Dan Muhlenkamp

Why did you read it?
I was trying to get more done in less time

What did you get out of it?
Quite a few specific strategies for getting more organized and more efficient.

List what someone can expect to learn:
The author really does a good job of giving you tools, ideas and processes to be better organized and get more done. This is not a “fluff” book with lofty ideas you can’t actually apply to real life.

Summarize, who would you recommend the book/video/course to? What situations?
This book is best for people with some basic computer skills. Most of the tools and ideas are designed for smartphone or computer usage.

Book Review: Mindset | The New Psychology of Success

Book Review: Mindset | The New Psychology of Success

BOOK REVIEW

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Title: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Author:  Carol Dweck
1-5 Star Rating: 5 Stars
Review by: Dan Muhlenkamp

Why did you read it?
It was recommended to me by someone.

What did you get out of it?
The importance of being able to change and how to get better at it.

List what someone can expect to learn:

  • The 2 Mindsets people have
    • Fixed Mindset – Strong resistance to change.
    • Growth Mindset – Changing is growing
  • How to recognize which you are
  • How to become better at changing
  • How your attitude can make your life much more enjoyable.

Summarize, who would you recommend the book/video/course to? What situations?
Everyone – we all have to change!  Especially recommended for those who teach or lead others.

Book Review: I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

Book Review: I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

BOOK REVIEW

I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

 

Title: I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist 
Author: Norman Geisler and Frank Turek
1-5 Star Rating: 5 Stars
Review by: Dan Muhlenkamp

Why did you read it?
I wanted evidence and reason and this looked very logical.

What did you get out of it?
The best expose of logic and evidence for the existence of God and the correctness of Christianity I’ve ever seen

List what someone can expect to learn:

  • What “truth” is and isn’t.
  • The evidence and logic for the existence of God
  • If God exist, which God?
  • Is the Bible reliably passed on to us? Is it the Word of God
  • Is atheism logical

Summarize, who would you recommend the book/video/course to? What situations?
If you have an open mind and you believe things should be logical, this book is for you. It does require you to be willing to follow the truth wherever it leads, or you will find it very upsetting. Computer programmers and engineers will love the book.

Is Group Life Insurance Enough?

Is Group Life Insurance Enough?

Is Group Life Insurance Enough?


You’ve done it — you’ve finally landed a job that offers amazing benefits such as free life insurance. While employer-offered life insurance (also called group life insurance) is worthwhile, it shouldn’t be your only source of insurance.

Many employers will offer a free level of life insurance for employees. Depending on your place of work, this can cover anywhere from $25,000 to your base pay. Since this is a free option, all employees should sign up for the benefit. It’s free money if something were to happen to you. However, don’t let that be your only coverage.

Our Life Insurance Specialists, Nate & Amanda, explain into further detail why you should not depend only on your employer-offered life insurance.

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