Category Archives: Teacher’s Reference Guides

On Andrew Carnegie

This teacher’s reference guide is a bit unique in that it was only one book rather than several but I enjoyed it so much and got so much out of it that I wanted to make a more formal write-up. As always, I have attempted to put together something which is (hopefully) a manageable, actionable and digestible introduction to Carnegie’s background, and life/business philosophy.

On Andrew Carnegie

On Henry Ford

This teacher’s reference guide is a bit unique in that it was only one book rather than several but I enjoyed it so much and got so much out of it that I wanted to make a more formal write-up. As always, I have attempted to put together something which is (hopefully) a manageable, actionable and digestible introduction to Ford’s thinking and business philosophy.

On Henry Ford

On Paul Graham

I spent a couple months deliberately reading Paul Graham’s essays and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” which will (hopefully) offer a manageable, actionable and digestible introduction to his powerful and wide-ranging essays.

On Paul Graham

*Always aim to read first source material. This is only my summary and occasional commentary. “Any book, which is at all important, should be reread immediately” and Paul’s essays are a prime example of this. I will continue to add to this as he publishes new essays

On Platforms

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on platforms and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes this powerful concept and their growing importance in today’s economy in a fun, clear and concise manner.

On Platforms

*This is clearly my amateur attempt which I’m sure has many points that experts would refute or disapprove of.  I will continue to iterate, add to and improve this document over time but hope the main message is well received.

On Bruce Lee

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on Bruce Lee and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes the man, his philosophy and contributions to acting and the martial arts in a clear, effective and concise manner. His commitment to honest self-expression, continuous improvement and deep, independent and multi-disciplinary thinking is amazing to me and I hope this comes across!

On Bruce Lee

*This is clearly my amateur attempt which I’m sure has many points that experts would refute or disapprove of.  I will continue to iterate, add to and improve this document over time but hope the main message is well received.

On Disney

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on Walt Disney and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes the man and his inspiring company in a fun, clear and concise manner. His leadership and vision is legendary and I hope this comes across!

On Disney

*This is clearly my amateur attempt which I’m sure has many points that experts would refute or disapprove of.  I will continue to iterate, add to and improve this document over time but hope the main message is well received.

On Complexity

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on complexity and its many off-shoots and applications. After summarizing the books I read and wrangling with the concepts for some time, I have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes the key terms and ideas in a clear, concise and applicable manner.

On Complexity

*This is clearly my amateur attempt which I’m sure has many points that experts would refute or disapprove of.  I will continue to iterate, add to and improve this document over time. I have found this topic to have widely universal appeal and applicability and hope you find it as helpful and interesting as I have!