Tony Paille

Joined April 2020
Can you believe it? We're almost halfway through Q3 2021.

With that in mind, what's one thing that you're focusing on as we approach the downhill slide into Q4 or the end game of 2021?

Consider this as a save point/check point where you can pause and define that focus if the fact that we're 3/4 through the year was a rude awakening.

My major focus for the rest of Q3 is doubling down on my education. Courses, certifications, talks, seminars - I'm digging deep into them again because I personally saw great benefits the last time I put education on the front burner.

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Tony Paille
That sounds like a great endeavor, Adam! For me, it's all about revisiting those priorities I established at the beginning of the year and coming up with a game plan for accomplishing what's left.

I want to end the year having completed everything I set out to do, but I've gotten a bit off track. This quarter is crucial to catching up.
I'm someone who loves to read business, leadership, marketing, and overall Professional books 24/7 however I've been challenging myself to read other books recently to try to balance things out and not burn myself out on professional reads.

The two books that I've been really enjoying are Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius & The Bomber Mafia.

So I'm curious, what books have you been reading that are moreFunreads vs. Professional? How do you keep yourself balanced?

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Tony Paille
I've been reacquainting myself with some of the dystopian and sci-fi classics, like 1984, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Brave New World. 
I recently finished reading Oren Klaff's book Flip the Script and it's been on my mind for days as I tried to separate the useful bits of strategy from the stories and examples that made my blood boil. (His other book, Pitch Anything, is still on my list...)

Which got me wondering a few things...
1. Have you read this book? Did you feel the same way? Is it just me?
2. What's the worst business book you've ever read and why? How about the best?

Also, anyone want to weigh in on a few other books I have on my list to read? I'm considering: Think Again (Adam Grant) Game Thinking (Amy Jo Kim PhD) Hooked (Nir Eyal) A World Without Email (Cal Newport) Badass (Kathy Sierra) Gameify (Biran Burke) The Forever Transaction (this one was just delivered... See More
Tony Paille
I haven't read Flip the Script. I'm curious what about the stories you hated so much. The worst book I've read recently is Rich Dad, Poor Dad. I've been doing a ton of reading on real estate investing and this book is the one that comes up all the time as suggested reading. It was more like Rich Dad, Out of Touch Author. It was written in a different time, but it was difficult to stomach the air of unchecked privilege.