Designated Survivor

Since becoming the father of two children I haven’t had time to watch much TV or movies the past years. Most of my movie consumption has been done during long-haul flights and it was during a flight with United Airlines I discovered the new TV-show Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Sutherland plays a low-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman, who is the designated survivor and is forced to become the president of United States after the Capitol was hit by a foreign or domestic terror attack.

I don’t know why but I have always enjoyed movies or tv-shows dealing with American politics in any way. The movies JFK and Thirteen Days are two favorites of mine as well as the tv-show West Wing..

The reviews online about Designated Survivor are mostly negative but I am a fan and I am happy to sit here in Starbucks in Shanghai and watch the fourth episode of season 1 as I take a break from work.

My only complaint about Designated Survivor so far is that sometimes it is a bit too obvious what will happen. I don’t want to be a spoiler but some of the decisions the President makes are too ridiculous and you can guess what he will do ten minutes before he actually do it.

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Create Trust In Your Active Sales

Gatis Silakaktiņs is a friend of mine who I got to know while working with the Koala golf brand. Now he has written a book together with Thomas Bothe called “Create Trust In Your Active Sales”.

I bought this book early and paid it late (Sorry Gatis) and now I have had the time to finish it. It is difficult to find the time to read a book while working full time and having two energetic children at home.

This type of books can be tough to get through but I’m happy to say that this one is not. It is more direct and to the point than most books dealing with business related topics. This book is suitable for you who want to learn to explore the sales potential more strategic. It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or been in the game for a long time, there is something useful for everybody in this book no matter what your sales experience is.

ISBN10: 9934149133
ISBN13: 9789934149139

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Redifining Success: Still Making Mistakes

Brett Wilson from the Canadian version of Dragon’s Den became one of Canada’s top investment bankers because of his drive, his willingness to take risks and his ability to see opportunity where others saw problems.

Along his road to sucess in business he made several misguided priorities. For many years he pursued business with uncompromising focus, working long hours and seven days a week. He was seldom at home when his children were growing up and the marriage headed for the inevitable divorce. Another big blow to Wilson was being struck by cancer at the young age of forty-three. He learned the hardest way possible that one can find financial success and the respect of business peers while almost losing the three most important things in life, health, family and friends.

The book “Redifining Success: Still Making Mistakes” details how Wilson was forced to redifine his life, making health and key relationships his first priorities.

A good book but it is easy to redefine your life after you already earned millions and is financially safe. Still I recommend everybody to read it, it is a good reminder about how valuable life is and what matters the most

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