The first book club call (50th Law) went really well and we are going to continue.
The book for May is Hannibal and Me.
If you want to join, please let us know.
Having had the pleasure to host Tynan in Bogota, I learned a lot of things about health, primarily staying away from refined carbs and white grains. This was 2 years ago and it got me on a health kick.
Fast forward to 2012, and we just launched a product called Mama Camu. It is a spray-dried, powder extract of an Amazon Fruit called Camu Camu, which has the highest quantity of vit C of any food in the world.
Plus some other good anti-oxidant, amino acid, anti-inflammatory stuff.
Anyways, I know there are some members here who are interested in healthy lifestyle as well. The first 20 who message me will receive a free bag. US only. (On the about page of mamacamu.com there are links to 3rd party research).
UPDATE: Here are the notes we took during the call. Contact us if you would like to discuss any of the concepts.
As Sebastian has said (I am paraphrasing) "don't just read books; apply its' principles to your life, and discuss them with other people."
One of the best books for strategy/mindset is The 50th Law, by Robert Greene and 50 Cent.
In the last few years, Chia seeds have come on very strong. I have been taking them for a while now. But as I understand, Flax has a higher Omega 3 / Omega 6 ratio than Chia.
I fear that I was taken in by the hype and mistakenly thought Chia seeds were better than Flax seeds without using any logical reasoning.
Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
OBVIOUS DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, so please research this on your own.
I found out about the original racetam (Piracetam) via Sebastian's blog. I have taken it for two months now, 1600mg 3 to 4 days a week, with good results.
Starting Tuesday, I will take the 1600 mg and one capsule of Pramiracetam together. I can't verify any of this, but I have read that Pramiracetam is the strongest and can even have positive effects AFTER you stop taking it.
I bought it from an online store that ships internationally. Next week I will update with results.
Has anybody else taken the Pramiracetam plunge?
When I saw the PaperWhite, I was thrilled. I haven't tried it - still waiting for mine to ship in late October to replace my old and reliable Kindle 3.
But maybe Amazon dropped the ball on this. I was reading these reviews and it seems that the main feature, lighting is a bit flawed. Even after Amazon replaced them.
For me (and I think many others), lighting when needed is the main benefit. I want to be able to read in bed at night without waking my girlfriend. Also many cafes don't have the best lighting. But, IF the lighting feature is flawed, maybe we are better off just buying a clip on light for our existing Kindle's?
I hope someone here has purchased one and can tell me that I am wrong; that the PaperWhite is what you would expect from a fantastic company like Amazon.
Last month, the book club tackled Alexander the Great. An impressive military leader, he nearly had the whole world under his rule before dying at a young age. A supreme strategist, Alexander conquered many territories and tribes that were considered impossible to take over.
The Macedonian ruler would do anything to advance his life's goal of world domination. His one-track mind had many consequences with his family, soldiers, and even ancestors that were allies of his in previous generations. Alexander was most likely gay, although sexual orientation was not a distinction made in those times.
This month, we will read about Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman empire. By a lucky coincidence, the etymology of the word (and current month) August:
eighth month, 1097, from Latin Augustus (mensis), sixth month of the later Roman calendar, renamed from Sextilis in 8 B.C.E. to honor emperor Augustus Caesar, literally "Venerable Caesar" (see august (adj.)). In England, the name replaced native Weodmonað "weed month."
Let's tie in Augustus to Alexander the Great.
Tynan.com community: Is anybody investing in other cryptocurrencies outside of Bitcoin?
I am quite interested in Peercoin - check out info here and here. Would love to see how the community feels about it. Feel free to discuss other alternative currencies.