Hello, I'm Mitchell 🙂
What I’m Learning
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
By Ron Chernow
In the course of his nearly 98 years, Rockefeller was known as both a rapacious robber baron, whose Standard Oil Company rode roughshod over an industry, and a philanthropist who donated money lavishly to universities and medical centers. He was the terror of his competitors, the bogeyman of reformers, the delight of caricaturists—and an utter enigma.
I have been studying the GMAT so that I can eventually go to graduate school to earn my MBA. This test, while it focuses heavily on math and reading, is really a critical thinking test and is teaching me how to look at business decisions more critically.
This is so unlike anything else that I’ve worked on, but I love it. It’s one of the few practices in my life that combines logic and creativity. I works both sides of my brain and it keeps me busy.
Books, Thoughts, & More
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous,...
Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many...
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in...