One thing I’ll be doing in 2013 is to write only about the best books I read. For non fiction books, that means I can learn and apply it in my work or my life. For fiction books, they bring me to experience things that are new and profound.
Alexander Green is the Investment Director of the Oxford Club.
Here are my favorites of this book, they applied to me personally.
The Most Important Job on Earth
That is the education, the well being and the future of your children. “If I felt that I had failed as a father, no success in any area could make up for it“. One of the easiest and most effective way one could do is to spend more time with the children.
One of my most emotional moments was to hold my daughter’s hand to elementary school the first day.
One of Life’s Great Miracles
Mothers. Our Mother. “Without her, you would’t be sitting here. Your mother is almost certain your first memory. If she is around, cherish her. If not, cherish her memory“.
I was lucky my parents are still with us and we spent almost one month together in 2012.
The Life You Can Save
I did not know until I read. “Every year, 9.7 million children under five die easily preventable deaths. That’s over 1,100 every hour of every day.”
One organization the author supported is the International Rescue Committee.
In our family, we donate to the Red Cross each year. We make additional contribution to certain crisis we felt we should such as the tsunami that killed many people in Indonesia and nearby countries in December 2004.
Since reading the book I have:
- Visited the Oxford Club investment website to learn more
- Consider attending Freedom Fest (July 2013 in Las Vegas)
- Consider attending New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival