A Gentleman’s Manual for Becoming a Good Man

Required Reading

“Read before bed every night.”

If you want to read something really special this weekend and perhaps be able to share it with your kids, try “Rules for My Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond.

Published a few years ago, the book has never made it to a bestseller list. This is what happens to the real gems. I would suggest that if “The  Shades of Gray” has never been on your reading list, you will love this book.

As an Appendix, the book has the list of Essential Reading for Boys – which makes another good reason to buy it for your son and write a dedication on the first page. The list will help you to check if you are up to snuff yourself.

Below are 100 quotes from the book widely circulated on the internet. Driven by one of the Rules –

“If you’re going to quote someone, get it right.”

– I have updated the list – corrected the misquotes and added my favorites. You may disagree with some of the Rules, but in any case, the Rules are inspiring and will make you think. Continue reading “A Gentleman’s Manual for Becoming a Good Man”

Weekend Easy Reading – Healthy Quote from the New York Times

Easy ReadingGood article in The New York Times: “A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health”

If you are too busy to read it in full,

here are the skills one must learn, and practice each day:

■ Recognize a positive event each day.

■ Savor that event and log it in a journal or tell someone about it.

■ Start a daily gratitude journal.

■ List a personal strength and note how you used it.

■ Set an attainable goal and note your progress

■ Report a relatively minor stress and list ways to reappraise the event positively.

■ Recognize and practice small acts of kindness daily.

■ Practice mindfulness, focusing on the here and now rather than the past or future.

And, of course, contribute to universal health, share the good content with your friends and contacts.

Weekend Easy Reading: Inspirational Quote

Challenge quote

I could not find the author of this quote. But it is simple and memorable. And printable.



Easy Reading: Motivational Quote by John Updike


By “easy reading” I mean really easy, i.e. big letters, just one sentence (above), and no links or other distractions.

American Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike was born on this day 85 years ago. His first novel was published on 1958 and became famous in 1960 with Rabbit, Run. During his career, Updike published 60 books. His principal themes were far from business, but I always find inspiration in his works and quite a few motivational thoughts that are worth quoting.

Easy Reading: Wisdom Quote by Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last

By “easy reading” I mean really easy, i.e. big letters, just one sentence (above), and no links or other distractions.

Although it is meaningful enough to go as a wisdom quote, it is actually the title of a great book by Simon Sinek, one of the most prominent management gurus of our time – “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t”.  The book explains how the chemistry between people works. It is more about giving oneself to others and less about leading them. In short, it is all about trust. Continue reading “Easy Reading: Wisdom Quote by Simon Sinek”

Easy Reading: Wisdom Quote by Mark Twain

By “easy reading” I mean really easy, i.e. big letters, just one sentence (above), and no links or other distractions.