Discoveries from the Hidden Life of Trees

View From the center of the universe, Guitarritas Canyon, La Huasteca

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben is packed with fascinating discoveries from the forest world. Wohlleben is a German forest manager and ecologist who studies how trees communicate, form relationships, and how they thrive. I got this via a book trade with fellow travelers we met while we were in Mexico this winter […]

Becoming Michelle Obama: The Best Non-Leadership-Leadership Book I’ve Read

michelle obama first lady attends community meeting about schools

I just finished reading the autobiography of Michelle Obama, Becoming. I borrowed it from a friend when I was running low on books. “Have you read Michelle Obama’s book?” “No.” “It’s really good.” I initially shrugged at the suggestion. I’m not usually motivated to read new-release, hardback New York Times bestsellers or autobiographical memoirs of public […]

Why You Can Not Not Communicate, The App I’m Obsessed With, and more…

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Hello 2020! Here’s a few things that stood out to me this last week: Basecamp’s New Guide to Internal Communication and the Brilliant “YAQ” You can not not communicate. Not discussing the elephant in the room is communicating. Few things are as important to study, practice, and perfect as clear communication.”  – Jason Fried, Co-Founder […]