Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Russ Jamieson Books

I just finished the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. I heard it was a good book and it had some great reviews on Itunes and Amazon, so I thought I’d give it a shot. It was definitely an interesting read and made me look at those people who are extremely successful as products of their circumstances. Yes, they are obviously very talented and hard-working, but, as Malcolm argues, it’s what is around them – family, birthplace, birth date in some cases, and being in the right place at the right time which gives them a huge advantage and helps set them apart from the rest of the pack, making them outliers. Malcolm points out that these extremely successful people don’t …

Russ JamiesonOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Russ Jamieson Books, Spirituality

I recently read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which was recommended by a friend of mine, and it blew me away!  What a fantastic book!!  It’s not very long, 167 pages, was published in 1988, and I read it on and off on a 12 hour flight from South Korea to the United States.  It was not the typical non-fiction book I like to read, but it was highly recommended by many, so I thought I would give it a shot. It’s about a young Shepard and his journey to the Egyptian Pyramids.  That is all I’m going to say!  There is no plot summary on the front, back, or inside cover of the book, and I think there is a …

Russ JamiesonThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A to Z Creating Affluence – Deepak Chopra

Russ Jamieson Books, Spirituality

Another great book by Deepak Chopra. Check it out at Amazon here: Creating Affluence: The A-to-Z Steps to a Richer Life Here is my summary: All of material creation, is made from the same stuff and comes from the same source. Experiential knowledge of this gives us the ability to fulfill any desire we have, acquire any material object we want, and experience happiness to any extent we aspire. According to quantum theorists, all material things, are made up of atoms, these atoms are made of sub atomic particles which in turn are fluctuations of energy and information in a huge void of energy and information. The raw material in the world is non material, stuff is non stuff. An …

Russ JamiesonA to Z Creating Affluence – Deepak Chopra

The 7 Laws of Success Summary – Deepak Chopra

Russ Jamieson Books, Deepak Chopra, Spirituality

Great book – highly recommend. Below is my summary of the 7 laws. You can check it out at Amazon here: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams 1 – Law of pure potentiality: I will get in touch with the field of pure potentiality by taking time each day to be silent, to just be.  I will also sit alone in silent meditation at least twice a day for approximately 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. I will take time each day to commune with nature and to silently witness the intelligence within every living thing.  I will sit silently and watch a sunset, or listen …

Russ JamiesonThe 7 Laws of Success Summary – Deepak Chopra