What I Am Reading – Fall 2014

Financial Planner books to read

Apparently I read my computer, not books

“N” is always saying that I watch too much television…

And while I hate to admit she is right (especially in written form on the internet—this will live FOREVER), I must agree I find myself parked in front of the TV a little too much. So, I decided to challenge myself to read more.  Books, magazines, white papers, etc. (Once a competitive person ALWAYS a competitive person)   But I will only bore you with the books.

So without further ado here is what I am reading this month.  I’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations.


Dad is FatDad is Fat – Jim Gaffigan: Baby “Z” is getting ridiculously close to being born.  Time to get my life in order!  Jim Gaffigan offers a hilarious look into the subtle “joy’s” of being a dad.  I can only hope “N” and I have the same sense of humor as we embark on this adventure.




Think like aThink Like a Freak – Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner: The next book from the Freakanomics crew.  This text provides an eye opening look into thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo.




Me 2.0Me 2.0 – Dan Schawbel: Branding is paramount to the success of any business.  But it’s not just business branding that’s important anymore.  With the rise of social media and instant gratification, owning your personal brand is becoming increasing more important.  Schawbel provides insight and expertise into how to build and protect your personal brand.



5 levelsThe 5 Level’s of Leadership – John Maxwell: You can only go so far by yourself.  Whether it’s in business, in sports, or in anything else.  The power of the team is exponentially stronger then the individual.  Maxwell explains why and how we can achieve greater leadership success, and why we should all strive to be level 5 leaders.

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