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People in Japan are masters of minimal living, able to make do with less in all aspects of life, whether it's de-cluttering personal belongings or savvy seasonal cooking. But at the heart of all this is the kakeibo: the budgeting journal used to set savings goals and track spending.
The premise is simple: at the beginning of each month you sit down with your kakeibo and think mindfully about how much you would like to save and what you will need to do in order to reach your goal. The kakeibo then gives you space to jot down your weekly spending and reflect on the month just gone. The simple act of completing your kakeibo ensures that saving is a part of your everyday life, while also giving you the opportunity to reflect and improve every month.
When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, bestselling author and podcast guru Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.
You will learn:
· The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often
· Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more
· How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests The mental models of poker stars Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree
· The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others
· The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life . . . and how you can use the lesson
· Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks ‘pursue your passion’ is terrible advice
· Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance
· How Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller
· The new beliefs, behaviours, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years
· Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone
· The ‘bar complex’ exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young
· Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys
· Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts
· Astrophysicist Janna Levin’s unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities
· Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning
· Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston’s cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000
Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more.
Charity is not the answer. Work is. Leila Janah, social entrepreneur and founder of
Samasource, is shaping the future of business: give work and access to income,
and empower the world's most destitute citizens with the resources to change their
When asked if they'd rather receive aid or work, the world's poorest people
choose work every time. According to Leila Janah, giving dignified, steady,
fair-wage work is the most effective way to eradicate poverty. Samasource, a
nonprofit she founded with the express purpose of outsourcing work from the
tech industry to the bottom billions, has provided over $10 million in direct
income to tens of thousands of people the world had written off, changing the
trajectory of their lives for the better. Janah and her team go into the world's
poorest communities--from the refugee camps of Kenya to rural Arkansas to the
blighted neighborhoods of California--and train people to do digital work from
companies like Google, Walmart, and Microsoft.
Picking up where Dambisa Moyo's Dead Aid leaves off, Give Work debunks
traditional and cutting edge aid models and literature--and then, critically, offers
solutions. Based on Janah's firsthand experience, from a school for the blind in
Ghana to the World Bank, she has tested various Give Work business models in all
corners of the world, offering a blueprint to change it for good. A
Harvard-educated former management consultant, Janah shares her
entrepreneurial journey as well as the poignant stories of thousands who have
benefited from Samasource's work.
We can end extreme poverty. And in Give Work, Leila Janah shows readers that
the best way is to give people economic agency through work. Give work and you
give the poorest people on the planet a chance at happiness. Give work, and you
give people the freedom to choose how to develop their own communities. Give
work, and you create infinite possibilities.
In 1978 Julian Richer, then aged just nineteen, opened his first shop near London Bridge. For over twenty years this shop has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the highest sales per square foot of any retail outlet in the world, and the company as a whole, with its fifty-three stores nationwide and huge online presence, has become Britain’s favourite retailer of TV and hi-fi equipment. What lies behind this extraordinary success?
For Julian, the answer is simple: throughout his career he has focussed relentlessly on putting people – both staff and customers – right at the centre of his business. And in The Richer Way, he offers a supremely practical guide to how others can follow suit. He explains how to motivate employees and measure their progress. He establishes how to balance company discipline with individual autonomy. He explores what ‘customer service’ should really involve. Above all, he points the way to creating an open, friendly and flexible culture that will not only attract the best people but also offer the greatest chance of business success.
Packed with straightforward, common-sense advice, The Richer Way will prove essential reading for all organisations, whatever their nature and size.