Yeah, I know that I missed last week… but I’m back with this week.

I’m looking to expand several things, and finding and doing new things is part of that.

1, App That I’m Using…

Sam Harris’s WAKING UP app; it’s a guided meditation course. To sustain my creative life and the battle the constant stress of living in these trying times, I spend at least 10 minutes each morning and 10 minutes each evening meditating. I usually use the Mindfulness app and its excellent silent meditation chime with waterfall. However, I was listening to Susan Cain praise Sam Harris’s app, and Sam and Susan share, at least, one thing in common; they’re both skeptics, so it might be worth investigating. You don’t have to find meditation fascinating or crucial, but you will discover that most high-achievers meditate each morning as a means to prepare for the battle that day.

2, Book I’m Reading

Investing has been a passion of mine for decades; ever since I saw Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET  (1987) and while I put money in soft assets when I can, the theories behind investing and market fluctuations and bubbles and the associate frenzy fascinate me. I came across Ashvin B. Chhabra’s THE ASPIRATIONAL INVESTOR. And found it not only to be a quick and easily digestible read but wholly compelling in its premise (the problem with diversified portfolio theory) and the facile way Chhabra explains key investment stratagems and theories.

3, Product I’m Enjoying —

Cooking is so important; I attempt to learn something new about the process each week. A few years ago, I realized the supreme importance of cookware. HEXCLAD makes some outstanding (and pricey) pans and pots… but they enable the preparation and clean up of certain dishes delightful.

4, Quote I’m Pondering

I was listening to Graham Duncan talk about how people don’t necessarily get the vast difference between a millionaire and a billionaire. He broke it down thus, a million seconds is 11 days, but a billion seconds is 32 +/- YEARS.

So that’s it for this week, I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Reach out on Twitter.