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Women on Wall Street

Jamie Fiore Higgins was one of the few women in the highest ranks of Goldman Sachs before she resigned in 2016. In Bully Market, she exposes the toxic culture at Goldman Sachs, which was rife with misogyny and bullying in her nearly two decades with the financial giant. Racial and homophobic slurs were common, and her male […]

Elite Training and Extreme Endurance

David Goggins, a retired Navy SEAL, is the only person in the world who has completed SEAL training, Army Ranger training, Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He has also finished more than 70 ultra-distance races and held a world record for 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours. Today we’re looking at David’s […]

Does AI Want To Kill Us?

With all the hype around Microsoft’s Sydney chatbot, which has been disturbing some in the tech world with her “dark thoughts,” there has been renewed interest in the question of what happens if and when artificial intelligence runs amok. Many readers are revisiting 2001: A Space Odyssey, the dark tale by Arthur C. Clarke. A classic of science […]

How to Become a Legend

Given how chaotic today’s world is, how can we support the next generation of leaders? In Hearts Touched with Fire, David Gergen, who has been an adviser to four US presidents, details the qualities of great leadership and what the rising generation must do to achieve it.  It All Starts with You Leadership starts from within. It […]

A True Story From The Wild West

Kit Carson was a legend of the American West — a trapper, guide, and soldier. He was unusual among his contemporaries in that he also deeply understood (and tried to honor) the native peoples there. Set against the backdrop of the decades-long battle between the Navajos and the Americans who threatened their land and their […]

You Might Be Overlooking This

Did you know that real estate is the most popular passive income stream for millionaires? In our Instaread summary on Skip the Flip, we examine real estate expert Hayden Crabtree’s advice for building wealth with this user-friendly form of investment.  Take Control  When you invest in stocks, your wealth is controlled by someone else. That means […]

Do You Need to Manage Your Moods?

Moods happen. We feel happy. We feel sad. We feel angry. We can’t eliminate these emotions, but we can learn to control them better. That’s where our latest Instaread summary comes in: The Book of Moods. Wake Up with a Smile Our emotional responses to events are closely linked to the way we interpret those occurrences. But these interpretations […]

Tips From an Anxiety Coach

Do you struggle with negative self-image? Derick Howell is a public speaker and an anxiety coach who’s been honing his techniques for more than a decade. Our Instaread on Eliminate Negative Thinking will restore your energy and help you move forward with a better attitude.  Here are 7 quick tricks for breaking negative thought patterns. Talk about […]

How to Empower Yourself

How can we cultivate an inner light that can guide us through dark times? Former first lady Michelle Obama has learned a lot of coping mechanisms over the course of her life and career. Part memoir, part self-help guide, The Light We Carry explores her suggestions. Let’s get into it. Wake Up with a SmileYou can begin by […]

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