American Dream by Jason Navallo

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Jason Navallo interviews various industry leaders for his book American Dream.  My favorite quotes from the book are:

I believe luck is a big factor and rarely acknowledged to the extent it should be.  I’ve also encountered a lot of people who were born on third base, and they believe they’ve hit a home run.  – Peter Mallouk

Purpose enables us to see adversity as a learning opportunity rather than a loss.  – Ben Caballero

Serve with passion.  Do the right thing.  Do what you say you’re going to do.  And make it great.  – Shelly Sun

Treat people with respect, regardless of their position.  – Scott Gerber

The most common mistake entrepreneurs make is expecting success to be a given or to happen overnight.  Setting achievable goals and continually reevaluating and setting new ones, once those are met, is very important when starting and building a new business.  – Liz Elting

All my Friends are Characters by Emma Wilkins

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As a writher, Emma Wilkins spent years interviewing various people.  She decided to interview her close friends and compile those interviews into a book.

The book is interesting and the people are relatable.  Their stories of tragedy and triumph are inspirational.

The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the layout.  She jumps from one person to another and it can be hard to keep all the stories and people straight.

All in all, I would say this is a book worth reading.