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Books/ Podcasts You Recommend - SoCal Moto

Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

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Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:12 pm

About 6 months ago I got a subscription to Audible and now am listening to books on the long drives to racetracks and weekend trips. I'm looking for interesting recommendations.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
By Helene Cooper

Looooooong, fascinating story about the political history of Liberia; the crazy overthrows, the insane ideas that men are for murdering and women are for raping, and how the first woman was elected to be president by market women banding together because they were sick of being raped. It also goes through the history about the origins of E-bola and a bunch of financial nuances when dealing with world banks (and some insight into the global banking system.)

I highly recommend this book.
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:41 pm

Own It: The Power of Women at Work
By Sallie Krawcheck

A fascinating look at Sallie Krawcheck's career on Wall Street and her fall from grace during the Financial Crisis in 2008. She then started looking at board room data and the instigation of the financial fall. She realized that the lack of diversity in boards of directors was causing an unquestioned "groupthink" phenomenon that caused people to identify with each other, and therefore, just agree with each other instead of question and think through consequences. She also goes through some hard financials regarding the gender wage gap. It's a very data-based set of arguments about running financial businesses as a woman and how embracing the things that make her a woman make her a more valuable employee, as opposed to the common notion that women must assimilate into business and "play the man's game."

I highly recommend this book.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Racing to Win
By Joe Gibbs

Absolute garbage.

This book was a terrible rambling of a judgmental misogynistic old man. The racing and football stories were interesting but had no real point. Nothing in this book helped me or inspired me to be a better leader or to race any harder. The main idea of the book is never, ever, trust Joe Gibbs with financial matters, and that he believes very heavily in the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He denies evolution because, as he puts it, "I'm just a PE teacher, so I don't believe that we came from amoebas." He commits an entire section of the book to "Morality," which could just be re-labeled "The Republican Opinions from the Southern United States." He blames unwanted pregnancies on "young women who make a mistake." At one point he alluded to actually believing that if he prayed more he never would have gotten diabetes, despite eating donuts 3 at a time. I would not recommend this book to anyone looking to succeed, unless your definition of success is "Financial Ruin With a Strong Relationship With God."
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:56 pm

Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
By Tim S. Grover

Recommended to me by one of the MotoAmerica Superbike racers, this bike is all about the mental toughness of star athletes. Specifically, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Duane Wade. It highlights that even when they're winning championships, they're still not satisfied. They play through pain, they do absolutely everything necessary to win, they are constantly bringing teammates up to their level. They also trust their gut and have the utmost faith in their abilities. It goes through a little bit of developing a team that you trust, but also deals a lot with how to make your life miserable by never ever being satisfied, even with perfection. It's a very interesting perspective into the minds and training of some of the best basketball players to ever play.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:05 pm

This is Just My Face
By Gabourey Sibide

An honest story about growing up a poor, fat, black girl in Harlem. She's very honest about her eating disorders, insecurities, and therapy. She also got her first job as a sex phone line operator and having to make her accent sound white so that she could pay for college. The book goes through the crazy story of how Gabourey was discovered to play the lead in the movie "Precious" and now stars in "Empire," and how her fame and money has changed how her family interacts with her.
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:12 pm

1984
By George Orwell

A very disturbing book about a super controlling society that watches the population through Big Brother and vaporizes people by the "Thought Police." This book is constantly referenced in current politics when dealing with ideas of data tracking and the rights to free speech and privacy. Basically, the population is watched and tracked through their TV's and controlled to think that everything about the government is absolutely right without question. It follows a man named Winston as he starts to question what is happening around him and also begins to have a affair, which is strictly forbidden.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:46 am

i havent read anything since i stopped traveling for work about 2 years ago. i really want to figure out a way to use podcasts for entertaining me during my driving that i do now but im too cheap to pay for anything and what is out there for free is not very useable.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:47 am

I really like Planet Money podcasts on NPR. They're free, but I haven't taken the time to figure out the NPR app very well. When one podcast ends it automatically goes to news instead of the next podcast. It's a pain to fumble with when I'm driving, and when I'm not driving I forget to look at it.

My boyfriend listens to Joe Rogan. Some of his guests are interesting, but not interesting enough for me to download them on my own.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:34 am

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

I'm only 3 chapters in. The first chapter felt directly contradictory to the themes in Relentless. However, Chapter 2 was much more relevant regarding what struggle people are willing to endure in order to accomplish what they want. Chapter 3 addresses entitlement and is even a bit comical. I'll update this probably in 2 weeks because I've got more driving coming up.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:44 am

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
By Paulo Coelho

This book was also recommended to me by a MotoAmerica Superbike Racer. It was a lot of fables and parables. Ultimately, it was a journey of a man who was following what a reoccurring dream told him to do. Along the way he learns a lot of lessons, meets a few interesting characters, struggles through adversity, gets distracted and comfortable, and almost gives up multiple times. Overall a good story. It reminds you to never give up on your dreams because the reward is so much sweeter than settling for complacency.
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:41 pm

I recently listen to the podcast "S Town" really enjoyed it. roughly about a small southern town and a supposed killing but the plot twist to something else together... a documentary type. Also Serial from the same producers, there is two seasons.
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Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:42 pm

If you're a fan of the game of thrones, "Binge Mode" is pretty hilarious and delves into details about the book and the show... episode by episode.
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:35 am

These guys are a good time. One of them, Robert Pierce, races MotoAmerica. Their Josh Herrin interview about Moto 2 was super honest on his side of hoe he got f#cked over.
https://www.brotogp.com/#

Herrin interview:
https://www.brotogp.com/#podcasts/episo ... joshherrin
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:47 pm

Podcasts I list to are

- Stark Talk
- Joe Rogan Experience
- UFC Unfiltered
- Playing with Science
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Re: Books/ Podcasts You Recommend

Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:50 pm

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Written and narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

A quick 3 hr and 41 min audiobook. It's pretty good. His explanation and perspective on the Big Bang Theory is mind blowing. He goes through a lot of theories and ideas about what is known and how much more is not known about the universe. Time space is pretty crazy. He walks through every element on the periodic table and in what abundance it's found. Some of the things he tells you about are on such a crazy scale of enormity it's hard to not feel insignificant after hearing it, yet still really really curious. Like what a delicate balance earth's orbit is. If it were a few thousand kilometers bigger, all of the water on earth would be frozen and life would have never began. And if it were a few thousand kilometers smaller all of the oceans would be vapor in the atmosphere much like Venus and life would have never began. But the explicit circumstances of nuclear reactions that created the sun, plus the exact moment that all of the other elements joined together to create the earth, all at their specific gravities and velocities, allowed for life to form. NdGT also has an awesome narrating voice, especially when he gets excited about things. It was a quick listen and I'll probably put it on again to hopefully get more out of it. It does require a bit of concentration to not get lost, and I was listening to it in Friday afternoon traffic.
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:09 pm

Born a Crime
Written and narrated by The Daily Show's Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah walks through all of the craziness his life was as a young mixed child growing up in extreme poverty in South Africa during the Apartheid. His mom is black and his dad is white. It was strictly forbidden for them to have relations and they were never married. Therefore, when Trevor was born he had to be hidden from the authorities or risk being taken to an orphanage and his parents going to jail. He was too white to fit in with his cousins on his mother's side of the family in one of the Johannesburg ghettos where 10 houses shared one out house hole in the ground. He was too black to fit in with the white kids at one of the private schools he got a scholarship to. And he was always getting into trouble because he didn't really fit into any of the social norms. He speaks a bunch of languages and used that to diffuse a lot of racial situations as he was growing up. His grandmother refused to beat him when he screwed up because he would bruise and you could actually see the bruises. His mother actually threw him out of a car once when he was 9 to save his life because they were being abducted. And he didn't go to jail when he was a teenager for stealing candy at the mall because the mall security camera was black and white and couldn't portray his skin color accurately enough so no one thought it was him. Overall, a very fascinating read. It's sometimes incomprehensible how badly people can treat other human beings due to racism and ignorance. It really changed my perspective watching the Daily Show as well.

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