Posts by TaylorTheis

Zero to One – Peter Thiel

“Victory awaits him who has everything in order - luck, people call it.” - Roald Amundsen Maybe you heard him mentioned...

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

“Success in dealing with people depends on a sympathetic grasp of the other persons’ viewpoint.” - Kenneth M. Goode   Short,...

The Reckoners Series – Brandon Sanderson

“Sometimes, son, you have to help the heroes along."   They say that good fiction expands creativity and deepens your...

The Long and the Short of It – John Kay

"The divergence between your interests and the interests of those who would sell you financial products is pervasive."   I...

Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? – Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Alain de Botton, Malcolm Gladwell

"Optimism is a self-fulfilling prophecy; so is pessimism."   This book is about smart people debating hard problems. I came...

Keeping Your Feet Moving

  “If you think adventure is dangerous try routine, it’s lethal.”- Paulo Coelho     “Stay low, sink your hips,...

Picton, New Zealand

Traveling Deliberately – Steve Bannow

"Pacing yourself, I can testify, is necessary; it is a huge component of traveling deliberately."   I met Steve and...

12 Things that Make New Zealand Great

“Now, they say that New Zealand is beautiful and I do not know - because after 22 hours on a...

The Importance of Exposure

  “Embrace all emotions: sadness, happiness, sorrow, hate, love, prejudice, fear; they are weapons against our greatest enemy: indifference.” -...

The Disaster Diaries – Sam Sheridan

"As I learned new skills for surviving a post-apocalyptic world, I began to feel a change in my own way...

Anything You Want – Derek Sivers

"I’d get weekly calls from investment firms, wanting to invest in CD Baby. My immediate answer was always, 'No thanks.'...

Entrepreneurship in Hawke’s Bay – Kendall and Greg

“The worst thing you can do is fail, but then you just start again.” “Whatever you do, try and take...

December – January

Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss

This is it. It's the book. A massive modern source for practical advice, how to live a better life, and...

The Apps I Travel With

While receiving a crash course in the world of travel, I've realized how valuable my phone is in making life...

On Relationships – Brené Brown and Alain de Botton

  "Only connect.” — E. M. Foster   Being abroad for a while now, relationships are more important than ever....

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

"Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go."   "Do not act as if thou...

The Magic of Thinking Big – David J. Schwartz

"Consider just one characteristic of successful people: enthusiasm."   This is an actionable book about you that you can immediately...

South Island Road Trip

 

Whanganui, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing, Mount Ngauruhoe, Turangi

Taupo, New Zealand

Sea Walls – Napier, New Zealand

One of my favorite things while in Napier has been the Sea Walls project. A festival that took place in...

Napier, New Zealand

Whakatane, New Zealand

Arriving in New Zealand

Living in the Bay of Plenty – Tania and Kilarny

Living in the Bay of Plenty – Tania and Kilarny

"If you’re out hiking, there’s a lot of diverse terrain and weather. You’ve got to be careful and know what...

Student, Server, Drink Connoisseur – Ben

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning."   “Take more risks."   Alright so here's my first podcast...