Promoting Israel’s “Startup Nation” in 50 States – Providence RI Talk

Yesterday, I had the honor of presenting my talk – “Promoting Israel’s ‘Startup Nation’ in 50 States”, at the JCC of Providence Rhode Island.

Special thanks to Larry Katz from Dwares JCC for providing the space and to Bracha and Ron Stuart from StandWithUs Rhode Island for their unparalleled hospitality and help!

Next Talk – Promoting Israel’s “Startup Nation” in 50 States – Boston MA

You’re It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found – Alan Watts

You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found Book Cover You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found
Alan Watts

"You can't blame anyone else for the world that you're in. And if you know that I, in the sense of the person/the front/the ego, really doesn't exist, than it won't go to your head too badly if you wake up and discover that you're God".
This is Alan Watts closing sentence for this recording and it summarize everything! Masterpiece 🙏🏻❤️

We Have a Big Problem, and It’s Not The BDS

In the past few hours, my Facebook wall was flooded with some good friends sharing this video, including a number of Israeli embassies in New York, Atlanta and the rest of the world, what triggered me to share my opinion as someone who’s involved heavily in the Israeli-American relations
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Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching Book Cover Tao Te Ching
Laozi
Religion
Bulfinch Press
1994
81

The Tao Te Ching is undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of literature in human history and after reading it, it is clear why Lao Tzu is considered to be one of the world's most influential people along with Jesus, Moses, Buddha and Muhammad. As humanity reaches new technological discoveries and planets light years away, it is time we start exploring within, and Tao Te Ching is the beginning.

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How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends and Influence People Book Cover How To Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie
Self-Help
Simon and Schuster
August 24, 2010
320

This should be taught in elementary school!

I'm happy to say that this book joined my "All-Time Top 5 Books"

So much wisdom and guidance on how to deal with people and to act in away that will encourage cooperation. The kind of book you should go back to every few months, and if you'll improve even at 1 thing each time, your results will improve tremendously.

5 Stars.

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Book Cover Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
T. Harv Eker
Business & Economics
Harper Collins
October 13, 2009
224

I really tried to give it a shot!

Nothing innovative or new, sound more like a long infomercial for "The Millionaire Mind Seminar" than an education book. I personally found the narrator voice annoying.

2 Stars.

 

The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed – Benjamin Graham

The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed Book Cover The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed
Benjamin Graham
Business & Economics
Harper Collins
March 17, 2009
640

It's easy to see why Warren Buffet consider this "The best book ever written on investments".

Benjamin Graham's advice for the defensive investor (all of us regular people) is simple - DON'T TRY TO BEAT THE MARKET!

99/100 you'll make less money (if not loss it) than if you would investing in low cost index funds!

5 Stars

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Smarter Faster Better – Charles Duhigg

Smarter Faster Better Book Cover Smarter Faster Better
Charles Duhigg
Psychology
Doubleday Canada
March 8, 2016
256

Glad I didn't listen to the critics who said it's not as good as "The Power of Habit".

It's an amazing book with so many vital lessons to our everyday lives; from understanding basic human psychology such as reactive thinking and mental scaffolding, to improving your creative process, to creating a rich and flourishing company culture.

5 Stars.

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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – Marshall Goldsmith

What Got You Here Won't Get You There Book Cover What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Marshall Goldsmith
Self-Help
Profile Books
September 3, 2010
256

Unparalleled materials on self improvement in the work force.   The author reminds us that people can't improve on all aspects simultaneously (even though successful people want to get better at everything they do) it's important to follow this rule.

Will come back for a 2nd, 3rd and 4rd read real soon!

5 Stars.

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The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit Book Cover The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg
Business & Economics
Random House
February 28, 2012
416

Such a fascinating book. The way Charles Duhigg combined real life examples, scientific research and personal experience makes the content really stick!

The concept itself was new to me, I never thought of this before and I recommend everyone to go ahead and listen to this book.

5 Stars.

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The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning Book Cover The Miracle Morning
Hal Elrod
Self-Help
2012-12
146

Lots of practices and techniques I already implemented in my mourning routine (meditation, journaling, affirmation, gratitude) and yet this book thought me at least one thing (and sometimes that's enough in order to make a book worth reading) and that is the importance of going to sleep with the mindset of waking up as soon as the alarm goes off.

As someone who's been struggling with the snooze button for his whole life, this was a life changer!

4 Starts.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Sean Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Book Cover The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
Self-Help
Simon and Schuster
May 27, 2014
288

No word to describe this book other than magical!

So much wisdom concentrated into one book, I know for a fact I'll come back for another read real soon!

5 Stars

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Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

Meditations Book Cover Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
Philosophy
Penguin Books Great Ideas
2005
156

Stoicism at its finest!

The deconstruction of the human nature, done by Marcus Aurelius is second to none.

Remember that all you have is the now / stay away from pride and honor / do not fear death as it's only a natural part of life / do good.

Highly recommended!

5 Stars.

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On the Shortness of Life – Seneca

On the Shortness of Life Book Cover On the Shortness of Life
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Charles Desmond Nuttall Costa,
Philosophy
Penguin Group USA
2005
105

Seneca was the first Stoic philosopher I was exposed to and I can say for a fact that he is one of my favorites. His relation with death, fortune and the true meaning of leisure.

All time classic!

5 Stars.