Fleishman Is In Trouble : Book Review

Dr.Toby Fleishman, consultant hepatologist, wakes up to discover his two children asleep in the flat – and a short post-it note on his bedside table saying their mom was going to a yoga retreat.

That’s the last he’ll hear from Rachel… for a few weeks.

This is a complex debut novel. With a deeply introspective exploration into the minefield called ‘middle age‘.

The characters are delightfully fleshed out.

You get to know them, understand how they think, feel their angst and anger, and share their passage through life in a visceral sense. You’ll definitely identify with one or the other, maybe a combination of a few – and relate to others through actual people in your own life.

And the story line is brilliant.

Tracing the course through life of three high school friends as they progress to their forties, “Fleishman Is In Trouble” addresses concerns and controversies, tensions and troubles, problems and poignancies anyone who has lived past 4 decades will surely appreciate and resonate with.

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On Hooker Valley Track To Aoraki Mount Cook New Zealand

Mount Cook New Zealand

“It’ll take around three hours!” said our tour guide.

Anticipating an easy amble to the foothills of Mount Cook, we set out on the popular Hooker Valley Track, four middle-aged folks with an average age of 51 years.

I volunteered to be ‘pack mule‘ for the group, lugging along a bag with 4 liters of water, some snacks and warm sweaters.

Quickly, we realized this was no walk down a rosy garden path!

The track sloped up, gently at first, then a bit more steeply. All around, mountains loomed and valleys rolled gently away to distant lakes and streams.

The walking path weaved and curved between thick shrubbery dotted with colorful blooms.

Hooker Valley Track Mount Cook New Zealand

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My 10 Best Books of 2019

Best Books of 2019

Like I did last year with a selection of ‘9 Best Books I Read In 2018’, I’ve compiled a list of my 10 favorite reads in 2019.

In no specific order, here they are:

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Build It Up

Break It Down, Build It Up

Exactly 48 hours ago, there was a house in this spot across the road.

It took nearly 6 months to build. And for over 35 years, it sheltered many families.

  • Children were born in it, and grew up. Married. Had kids of their own.
  • People grew up in it, and grew old. Retired. Got sick and died.
  • One opened a business in it, and it thrived. Became profitable.

And then, everything changed.

A construction company’s billboard went up, with a slogan saying:

“Let’s Build a Future… Bigger & Better”

Wreckers and giant diggers arrived one night. Next morning, a loud clanging and drilling indicated they had begun work.

Two days later, all that’s left is a mound of rubble.

And a vacant lot.

Another set of apartments will be built in it. They, too, will house many families. It will take several months, even years, to build it, though.

Tearing something down is quick, even easy.

Building it up is not.

It takes time, effort and patience.

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Info-Product Creation – An Interview

Infoproduct Creation Strategy

For over a decade I’ve known Jason Fladlein, an incredible information marketing expert, who runs a thriving online business creating and selling infoproducts.

Once upon a long time ago, in preparation for one of his many product launches, Jason invited me to participate in an interview.

It was about how I built my infoproducts business, using it to raise funds that sponsor heart operations for kids from under-privileged families… a purpose that continues to drive my work online, and has led to 152 children having expensive treatment until now – with many more to follow.

Recently, while searching for other stuff, I found a transcript of that interview on my hard drive… and thought you’ll enjoy reading it.

So here’s a lightly edited version below.

And as quite a coincidence, my dear friend Barb Ling mentioned that she was offering a fantastic guide co-created by Jason, along with another specialist infopreneur and crack programmer Robert Plank… which is about how to quickly create and launch a new product.

Now, when a guy has built an 8-figure business doing exactly what he’s teaching, you should drop everything else and listen… especially if he’s letting you do it for less than 10 bucks!

You’ll want to give ‘Product Creation Strategies: Evergreen Content‘ a try – go here: click

Download Now

Just for taking a look at what’s on offer, I’ll give you a little gift.

It’s actually a pretty cool one – that was once on sale for $19.95 – and that I like to call “The $500 Infoproduct”!

Want it?

It’s yours – free.

Just check out ‘Evergreen Content’ (click this link) and then let me know you did… and I’ll send it to you!

Okay, here’s my interview with Jason Fladlein:

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