I wanted to give a little update on what I have been reading, and what is next up. Now that I am finished with business school, I want to replace the time I spent in class, studying for exams, working on group projects and reading for class, with reading about topics that I enjoy. So far I am off to a good start, having read The Four-Hour Body over the holidays. When I got back from the East coast, I got right back into a new book.
This is a great book for any working professional in this day and age. It’s really aimed at people who work in the field of data, and may not have buy-in from their executive teams on the importance of analytics. The reason I suggest it for just about everyone is because of the increased usage of data in almost every company and industry in their day to day decision making processes. The book outlines the stages a company must progress through in order to reach the pinnacle of “analytic competitor.”
The book is a very quick read, although it is part of a series. The follow-on book, Analytics at Work will be up soon on my reading list. I plan on alternating topics so that I don’t burn out on any one subject in particular. So I’ll probably read it this spring.
Since I’ve been following a mostly Paleo diet since October, I’ve been looking at ways to personalize it to myself, both to improve it, but more so to make it more sustainable. A diet that you are constantly falling off and cheating on, is a bad one, no matter how biologically sound it is. I’ve found Paleo on the easier side of diets to stick with, mostly when eating at home, less so when eating out, but I’m learning where to go and where not to. The Paleo Diet for Athletes is specifically aimed at people like myself who are looking to take the basic Paleo framework, and focus it down to eating not only the right things, but also at the right times. I look forward to seeing how similar this book is to what was prescribed at the Crossfit Football cert I attended this past weekend.
This is one of those books that everyone has read. Except me. But that will all change in the next few days. Mark Rippetoe is known as one of the best weight lifting coaches in the world. You can search youtube for videos of him explaining lifts. I think it speaks volumes that out of 227 reviews on Amazon, 212 of them are 5 star. If you want to lift heavier, faster, more efficient, then this is the book for us.