July 11, 2016

Book Reflection: Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

I must admit, I enjoyed reading this book. A lot. A lot more than I actually expected. Elon Musk may not be the traditional business success story, but I guess that is what makes this such a compelling read.

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
Some of the things I picked up from this book:

Don't be afraid to bet on yourself. Musk is stubborn and unreasonable but he put his money where is mouth is. He bet his entire fortune on himself and he delivered, for himself and for the people who took a bet on him. Many people, myself included, are risk averse and will stick to a given path instead of venturing out and trying to build something big. You think you're talented and have a great idea that will change the world? Work hard, learn more about it than anyone else, and then take a leap.

July 3, 2016

The Power of Limited Stocks Only

I've been obsessed lately with getting a pair of Adidas NMD R1's. The latest colorways were officially released last June 10 and I entered the lottery by Adidas PH to see if I would be lucky enough to win the right to purchase these hot shoes.

My wife also entered the lottery and actually won! 
Adidas NMD R1 in Off White
These shoes aren't cheap, so I'm surprised they sell out so quickly.