Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Special Edition, 2023

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

The Special Edition of 2023 will reflect about the 51 articles I wrote this year on the website + the 52 Book Notes!


1 – What Is Project Management

Project management is the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to transform ideas into something of value to people.

What Is Project Management


2 – What Is Program Management

Program management is the process of managing several related projects, with the intention of improving performance and collecting benefits. 

What Is Program Management


3 – What Is Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is the selection, prioritization, and control of an organization’s programs and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity to deliver.

What Is Portfolio Management


4 – Breaking Down the Big Picture: A Beginner’s Guide to Systems Thinking

Learn how to think in a systems way, by considering the complexity of the world with this beginner’s guide to systems thinking. 

Breaking Down the Big Picture: A Beginner’s Guide to Systems Thinking


5 – How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way We Think about Our Careers

Learn how ChatGPT, an advanced Artificial Intelligence tool, is revolutionizing the way we approach our careers and how you can be impacted.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way We Think about Our Careers


6 – The Power of ChatGPT in Transforming the Academic and Research Landscape

Learn how ChatGPT, an advanced Artificial Intelligence tool, is revolutionizing the way we approach the academic and research fields.

The Power of ChatGPT in Transforming the Academic and Research Landscape


7 – How to Create Flow in Your Daily Routine

Discover the power of flow and learn simple techniques for better focus and productivity in your daily routine.

How to Create Flow in Your Daily Routine


8 – From AI to Blockchain: The Top 7 Tech Trends in 2023

Discover the top 7 tech trends set to revolutionize industries in 2023. From AI to Blockchain, find out which technologies will define our future. 

From AI to Blockchain: The Top 7 Tech Trends in 2023


9 – Power Skills: The PMI Pulse of the Profession 2023

The latest Pulse of the Profession® research was designed to explore the connections between power skills and project success. 

Power Skills: The PMI Pulse of the Profession 2023


10 – What Is UX

The user experience (UX) is how a user interacts with and experiences a product, system, or service. It includes a person’s perceptions of utility, ease of use, and efficiency.

What Is UX


11 – The Crystal Agile Methodology

The Crystal Agile Methodology: A flexible and adaptable approach to Agile software development.

The Crystal Agile Methodology


12 – What Is xP (Extreme Programming)

Extreme programming (XP) is a software development methodology intended to improve software quality and responsiveness to changing customer requirements.

What Is xP (Extreme Programming)


13 – The Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)

Learn about Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), an agile project management framework, its organization, benefits, and criticisms.

The Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)


14 – Living in the Now: How a Visit to the Louvre Changed My Perspective

Discover the power of living in the present moment through my personal experience at the Louvre and why we should love to live in the now.

Living in the Now: How a Visit to the Louvre Changed My Perspective


15 – The Difference Between Movement and Progress in Your Career

This blog post discusses the difference between movement and progress in our careers, emphasizing the importance of intentional and strategic changes.

The Difference Between Movement and Progress in Your Career


16 – The Dangers of the Salary Trap

Learn how the salary trap can limit career growth, opportunities, and flexibility. Discover how to break free from the trap and advance your career. 

The Dangers of the Salary Trap


17 – What Is Personal Branding and Why Is it Important?

Unlock your personal and professional success with a strong personal brand. Learn how to build, align, and avoid common mistakes in your brand.

What Is Personal Branding and Why Is it Important?


18 – Understanding the Basics of Nonviolent Communication

Master the art of compassionate communication with Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Learn to listen, empathize, and handle difficult conversations.

Understanding the Basics of Nonviolent Communication


19 – Global Project Management Job Trends 2023

Despite turbulence and disruption, project talent is in high demand. PMI’s new research shows ways project professionals can prepare for 2023 and beyond.

Global Project Management Job Trends 2023


20 – What Is the Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management template used for developing new business models and documenting existing ones.

What Is the Business Model Canvas


21 – Unleashing the Power of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

The Balanced Scorecard revolutionizes strategy execution, aligning efforts, measuring performance comprehensively, and driving continuous improvement.

Unleashing the Power of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)


22 – Theory of Constraints (TOC)

TOC helps to identify bottlenecks, focus on constraints, optimize flow, align decisions, foster collaboration, and achieve business success with a holistic approach.

Theory of Constraints (TOC)


23 – What Is Rapid Application Development (RAD)

Rapid Application Development (RAD) is an agile software development approach that emphasizes fast prototyping and iterative development cycles.

What Is Rapid Application Development (RAD)


24 – Master Your Mind with Mindmaps

Discover the transformative power of mindmaps: tap into your brain’s natural thinking patterns, boost creativity, and enhance productivity.

Master Your Mind with Mindmaps


25 – The Plateau Effect

The plateau effect refers to a state where progress or improvement stagnates despite continued effort or investment.

The Plateau Effect


26 – The Business Speed Paradox – Fast and Slow

The paradox of fast and slow in business: Balancing speed and agility with stability and sustainability for long-term success.

The Business Speed Paradox – Fast and Slow


27 – Closing the Loop: How the Circular Economy Works

Explore the transformative potential of the circular economy, a sustainable approach that minimizes waste, maximizes resources and builds a resilient future.

Closing the Loop: How the Circular Economy Works


28 – Unleashing the Power of ReadWise: How It Changed My Reading Retention Game

From forgotten to unforgettable – How ReadWise transformed my reading experience, ensuring I never forget what I read.

Unleashing the Power of ReadWise: How It Changed My Reading Retention Game


29 – Boost Your Content Consumption with Reader by ReadWise

Reader by Readwise: Organize, highlight, and sync your reading materials across devices and elevate your learning experience.

Boost Your Content Consumption with Reader by ReadWise


30 – Barbie’s Evolution: Business Agility Lessons Adapting to the Digital Age

Unlocking Business Agility: Learn from Barbie’s journey – Embrace flexibility, customer focus, collaboration, and change to thrive in the digital age.

Barbie’s Evolution: Business Agility Lessons Adapting to the Digital Age


31 – The Power of Consistency

Consistency is a transformative force, shaping personal growth, trust, learning, and authenticity. Embrace daily habits for lasting success.

The Power of Consistency


32 – Aligning Values and Ambitions: Building a Strong Career with Principles

Discover personal algorithms for success inspired by Ray Dalio’s principles, aligning your choices and career with core values for fulfilment.

Aligning Values and Ambitions: Building a Strong Career with Principles


33 – Project Management in the AI Era: 5 Essential Skills for Success

Empower project managers for success in the AI era through essential leadership and adaptability and jump your career to the next level.

Project Management in the AI Era: 5 Essential Skills for Success


34 – How Volunteering in Project Management Can Boost Your Career

Enter the world of volunteering - a dynamic avenue that has the potential to transform your project management career beyond imagination. 

How Volunteering in Project Management Can Boost Your Career


35 – Doer x Achiever – How to Improve Your LinkedIn Writing Style

Maximize your LinkedIn impact with the achiever style: show results, not just actions, and boost your professional profile to the world.

Doer x Achiever – How to Improve Your LinkedIn Writing Style


36 – Career Acceleration: How Networking Shapes Your Career Destiny

Unlock your career’s potential through strategic networking and iscover the facts behind the power of connecting with people.

Career Acceleration: How Networking Shapes Your Career Destiny


37 – From Chaos to Clarity: The Science Behind Personal Task Boards

Discover how personal task boards can reduce stress, boost productivity, and transform your life. Dive into the science and strategies behind this game-changing tool.

From Chaos to Clarity: The Science Behind Personal Task Boards


38 – Navigating Career Transitions Without Pain

Whether you’re looking to switch industries or just seeking a fresh start, lets equips you with the knowledge and strategies to make your career transition a resounding success.

Navigating Career Transitions Without Pain


39 – Building Career Experience with Identity Capital

Some identity capital goes on a résumé, such as degrees, jobs, test scores, and clubs. Others, are part of who you are, like your stories, adventures, and travels.

Building Career Experience with Identity Capital


40 – Flow: The Secret to Ultimate Productivity and Creativity

Flow is a state of heightened concentration and creativity, where time seems to stand still and you become fully absorbed in the task at hand.

Flow: The Secret to Ultimate Productivity and Creativity


41 – 73 Things To Do in 30 Minutes Before Start Working

Boost your morning productivity in 30 mins with activities like meditation, stretching, goal setting, and self-care. Start your day right!

73 Things To Do in 30 Minutes Before Start Working


42 – Another 49 Things To Do – Now In 15 Minutes – Before Start Working

Upgrade your morning routine with 15-minute activities – 49 ideas to energize, inspire, and set your day on the right path.

Another 49 Things To Do – Now In 15 Minutes – Before Start Working


43 – Navigating the ‘Yes’ Dilemma: The Science of Saying ‘No’ at Work

Explore the science behind why saying “no” at work is challenging and discover strategies to overcome this dilemma effectively.

Navigating the ‘Yes’ Dilemma: The Science of Saying ‘No’ at Work


44 – Unplugging After Work: 7 Strategies for a Stress-Free Evening

Discover effective ways to leave work worries behind after your workday. Achieve a healthy work-life balance with these 7 strategies.

Unplugging After Work: 7 Strategies for a Stress-Free Evening


45 – 8 Effective Strategies to Read More Daily

Discover 8 strategies to read more every day, including setting goals, creating a schedule, utilizing audiobooks, joining reading groups, and more.

8 Effective Strategies to Read More Daily


46 – The Art of Deceleration: Productivity Tips for the Year-End Slowdown

Strategically decelerate your professional pace as the year ends without compromising productivity. Prioritize, set realistic goals, and embrace mindful breaks.

The Art of Deceleration: Productivity Tips for the Year-End Slowdown


47 – Kanban Unleashed: Transforming Chaos into Controlled Flow

Explore the transformative power of Kanban, a visual workflow management system. From visualizing tasks to setting WIP limits, discover how Kanban enhances efficiency, collaboration, and problem-solving for teams across industries.

Kanban Unleashed: Transforming Chaos into Controlled Flow


48 – The Art of Feedback: Why Leaders Should Never Let Termination be a Surprise

Effective leadership means consistent feedback. Surprising resignations signal a breakdown in communication. Leaders must foster open dialogue for success.

The Art of Feedback: Why Leaders Should Never Let Termination be a Surprise


49 – The Power of Helpfulness

Embracing helpfulness transforms workplaces, fostering collaboration, building relationships, and contributing to organizational success.

The Power of Helpfulness


50 – Navigating the Future: 7 Career Trends to Watch in 2024

2024 is arriving soon, and maybe you are thinking how to be better prepared to face the new year coming and have an amazing year to your career.

Navigating the Future: 7 Career Trends to Watch in 2024


51 – 8 Steps to Set Goals for the New Year and 4 Ways to Ensure Execution

Transform your year with strategic goal-setting: 8 steps for effective resolutions and 4 execution strategies. Consistency breeds success; plan for growth and resilience.

8 Steps to Set Goals for the New Year and 4 Ways to Ensure Execution


Book Notes #52: Measure What Matters – John Doerr

Measure What Matters show how to implement the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) system for any team or organization and get effective results from that.

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Book Notes #53: The Principles of Scientific Management – Frederick Taylor

The Principles of Scientific Management is a monograph published by Frederick Winslow Taylor in 1911 that changed the management field.

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Book Notes #54: 4 Disciplines of Execution – Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling

By following the 4 Disciplines of Execution, leaders can produce breakthrough results, with a significant change in behavior from their teams.

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Book Notes #55: The 5 Essential People Skills – Dale Carnegie

The 5 Essential People Skills show how to be a positively assertive, prosperous, and inspired professional to the people around you. 

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Book Notes #56: How to Lie with Statistics – Darrell Huff

How to Lie with Statistics offers numerous examples of how manipulating statistical data can be simple and common to build lies around us. 

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Book Notes #57: The 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene

Discover the key lessons from Robert Greene’s “The 48 Laws of Power” and learn how to apply them to your personal life. 

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Book Notes #58: The Art of War – Sun Tzu

Summary and analysis of The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Learn key principles and strategies for success in both war and business.

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Book Notes #59: Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi helps to discover the power of flow and learn simple techniques for better focus and productivity.

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Book Notes #60: The Everything Store – Brad Stone

The Everything Store documents the rise of Amazon from near demise during the dot-com bust, and its subsequent revival with Amazon Prime, Kindle, and AWS.

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Book Notes #61: The Art of Being Right – Arthur Schopenhauer

The Art of Controversy is a collection of debate formulas to make you always be the right person in a conversation and always be right, even if you are wrong.

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Book Notes #62: Mindfulness – Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Mindfulness promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage.

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Book Notes #63: The Mythical Man-Month – Frederick P. Brooks

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering is a book on software engineering and project management by Fred Brooks first published in 1975.

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Book Notes #64: Principles – Ray Dalio

In ‘Principles,’ investor and entrepreneur Ray Dalio shares his approach to life and management, which he believes anyone can use in their lives. 

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Book Notes #65: Factfulness – Hans Rosling

Facfulness show to us with facts that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. 

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Book Notes #66: 10% Happier – Dan Harris

Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality, and discovers a way to get happier with meditation.

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Book Notes #67: Lean Impact – Ann Mei Chang

Lean Impact by Ann Mei Chang offers a bold new approach to achieving radical social good through customer insight, rapid experimentation, and relentless focus on impact.

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Book Notes #68: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant – Eric Jorgenson

Book Notes with the most important highlights and takeaways from the book The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson. 

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Book Notes #69: Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson is a parable about adapting to change. It teaches us to embrace change and not fear it. 

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Book Notes #70: The Emotional Life of Your Brain – Richard J. Davidson

The Emotional Life of Your Brain is a fascinating exploration of how emotions are created and regulated in the brain, offering techniques to improve emotional well-being.

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Book Notes #71: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The Emotional Life of Your Brain is a fascinating exploration of how emotions are created and regulated in the brain, offering techniques to improve emotional well-being.

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Book Notes #72: The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli offers practical strategies to overcome cognitive biases, and flawed thinking patterns, and make rational decisions. 

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Book Notes #73: The History of the Human Body by Daniel E. Lieberman

The History of the Human Body by Daniel E. Lieberman explores the evolution of our physical form, cultural influences, and challenges we face in the modern world. 

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Book Notes #74: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens by Harari is a captivating journey through human history, challenging our beliefs, and revealing the forces that shaped our world to become who we are. 

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Book Notes #75: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus by Harari explores humanity’s future, merging science and technology to predict a world where humans transcend limitations and become gods. 

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Book Notes #76: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century offers thought-provoking insights into the urgent challenges and choices facing humanity in an era of unprecedented advancements. 

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Book Notes #77: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit explores the science behind habits and how they shape our lives, providing insights on how to change and harness their power.

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Book Notes #78: Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg

Smarter, Faster, Better shares key concepts, from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision-making, explaining why some people and companies get so much done. 

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Book Notes #79: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Fast, Slow by Daniel Kahneman delves into the two systems that drive our thinking: the intuitive and the deliberate, shaping our decisions and judgments.

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Book Notes #80: Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein

Empower project managers for success in the AI era through essential leadership and adaptability and jump your career to the next level. 

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Book Notes #81: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell: Unveiling the secrets of success, challenging norms, and redefining greatness through cultural legacies and hidden opportunities.

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Book Notes #82: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell unleash the power of rapid cognition! Explore snap judgments and intuition – a mind-bending journey into decision-making.

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Book Notes #83: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. 

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Book Notes #84: What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

This compilation of captivating essays explores human behaviour, intuition, hidden patterns, and empathy. Eye-opening and thought-provoking essays. 

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Book Notes #85: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

The book takes us on a captivating journey through the dynamics of power, resilience, and the extraordinary strengths that emerge from facing adversity.

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Book Notes #86: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Empower project managers for success in the AI era through essential leadership and adaptability and jump your career to the next level.

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Book Notes #87: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell is a compelling journey through innovation, ethics, and the moral complexities of warfare.

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Book Notes #88: Mindset by Carol Dweck

Mindset by Carol Dweck reveals how our beliefs shape our success. Embrace a growth mindset to unlock your full potential. 

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Book Notes #89: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets is a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb that deals with the fallibility of human knowledge.

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Book Notes #90: The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb: Unpredictable events shape our world. Embrace uncertainty, manage risk, and think critically. 

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Book Notes #91: The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Taleb’s “The Bed of Procrustes” urges us to embrace uncertainty, beware of overconfidence, and thrive in a chaotic world. 

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Book Notes #92: Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a guide to thriving in chaos, redefining risk, and becoming stronger through uncertainty. 

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Book Notes #93: Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game is a thought-provoking journey through risk, ethics, and responsibility, offering invaluable insights for navigating an unpredictable world.

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Book Notes #94: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a 1936 self-help book written by Dale Carnegie with over 30 million copies sold and one of the best-selling books of all time.

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Book Notes #95: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie’s timeless classic offers actionable wisdom to conquer worry, boost self-confidence, and improve your life. 

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Book Notes #96: The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie’s masterpiece, ‘The Art of Public Speaking,’ unlocks the secrets to confident, persuasive, and impactful communication.

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Book Notes #97: The Leader in You by Dale Carnegie

This book is the compass to discover your authentic leadership, communicate effectively, and build relationships. A must-read for aspiring and seasoned leaders.

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Book Notes #98: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek is a revolutionary guide to reclaiming time, automating success, and crafting a life that transcends traditional work norms. I did a lot of Tim Ferriss books in 2023.

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Book Notes #99: The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss’s ‘The 4-Hour Body’ is a groundbreaking guide, offering efficient paths to physical and mental transformation through unconventional wisdom and strategic optimization.

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Book Notes #100: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

This book unveils the blueprints of success, offering a diverse toolkit for personal and professional mastery. A guide to thrive, not just survive. 

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Book Notes #101: The 4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

This book is a meta-learning masterpiece, unravelling the secrets of accelerated skill acquisition through cooking.

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Book Notes #102: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Tribe of Mentors illuminates the path to success through diverse wisdom, actionable insights, and the power of adaptability—your guide to a personalized journey of growth.

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Book Notes #103: Business Model You by Timothy Clark, Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

Business Model You uses the same powerful one-page tool to teach readers how to draw “personal business models” and align life and career connected with it.

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Book Notes #104: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor: A transformative guide blending science and practice, proving happiness as the key to unlocking your true potential.

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