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A Busy Week

Wow, that was a really busy week. I'm not used to being busy at all - back in the day I had all the free time I could possibly imagine. Maybe it's about time to revisit polyphasic sleep? Here are some things that made me busy :

Work, of course. I've been waiting for weeks for a company to send us a new computer for our data center that lets me do fancy things. Last week it seemed like every day was going to be the day that it would be ready, so I would just wait all day for it to be set up. Then there would be some problem, and the process would repeat itself the next day. Finally this week it got all set up, so now I have more to do than I have time for. Yes! I love having things to do. It just so happens that this particular task is really fun too.

My car broke AGAIN. I have a 1994 S600, which is known to be one of the hardest (read : most expensive) cars to maintain. The reason is that it's a V12. Since it's basically two V6 engines stuck together, it also has two of a lot of components. Twice as many things to be broken. It also has a hydraulic suspension, which is what broke on mine. Of course this time I didn't take the car to the dealership.

35 Page Summary of John Rockefeller's Life

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"Titan" by Ron Chernow is one of my favorite biographies. It goes over the life of John Rockefeller.

Matt Ackerson just sent me a wonderful summary written by his friend Dane Maxwell.

Right click here and "save as" to download the summary.

Dane's analysis is really fantastic. He summarizes Rockefeller's habits, attitudes, skills, and approach to doing business. I loved Titan, but it's a big book - over 800 pages. This summary reads fast and gives you a lot of the key lessons. Highly, highly recommended you check it out.

A big thanks to Matt for sharing this with me, and Dane for kindly allowing me to share it with you. If you want to find these guys online, Dane Maxwell runs Zannee.com, where they do real estate recruiting and retention technology.

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