I read a book by Dale Carnegie when I was growing up, and I enjoyed it, so I decided to see what his writing was like a second time around. As someone who frequently takes things too seriously and is apt to worrying, I figured I might also pick up something useful from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.
The story is based on the author's experience in leaving his job to be happier and teaching classes on speaking and worrying less. I enjoyed learning more about his background as a "Missourah" farmer ("that old 'Missourah' farmhouse"). The book is a long collection of many anecdotes, so while it's not scientific, it's at least entertaining and interesting. Many of the pieces of advice are somewhat cliched (or perhaps this book created many of these since it was published so long ago), but it was a nice reminder of what's important in life and how to not sweat the small stuff.
Below are my full notes.
Part 1: Fundamental parts of worry
Ch. 1: Live in day tight compartments
Ch. 4: How to analyze worry problems
Ch. 6: How to crowd worry out of your mind
Ch. 12: 8 words that can change your life
Ch. 19: How my parents conquered worry
Ch. 20: No one beats a dead dog
Ch. 23: How to add one hour per day waking
It's been a month since my March travels, and I've been super busy since I got home. I wanted to take a few minutes and wrap up my notes and thoughts about New Orleans start-up culture and the NOLABound experience.
Below are the rest of my notes for Days 3-4 of the trip as well as my larger takeaways at the bottom. Sorry for the length of the post! "I wish I had the time to write a shorter letter."
Launchpad accelerator visit
Talk by Alan Domesqieu (architect)
Various impressions of city from touring it on my own the last day
How Disruption Brought Order
Change by Design
Grow: Keep it going: evolving the ideal for comparative advantage