Summary of “How a boxing trainer survived a murder plot hatched by his wife”

He had been a trainer for some 20 years when Mundo appeared in the little gym in 2005.
Mundo had a plan: “I told Ramon, ‘Look, you’re going to play the hit man. You’re going to buy another phone, a throwaway.'” Mundo explained that the phone would be used as if it were Paco’s.
Later, as Lulu watched, Mundo texted the burner phone back with her offer: $1,000 cash, along with Ramon’s pickup truck.
Mundo started to secretly record his conversations with Lulu, hoping to gather evidence for Ramon.
With the cash in hand, Ramon and Mundo agreed that Ramon should go to the police.
In the interrogation video, a detective asks Mundo, “Has she specifically used the word ‘dead’?” “Yeah,” Mundo responds, pointing to a text message on his phone.
Atkins ultimately determined that “Ramon’s life was seriously in danger.” He asked Mundo to keep recording Lulu.
In one, Lulu tells Mundo that Ramon might sign divorce papers on July 22.

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Summary of “How big should your house be?”

Any big-house ethnographer can see this in episodes of shows like House Hunters, where the prospective buyers will say infuriating things like, “I like having Thanksgiving at my house every other year, so I’m going to need a chef-level kitchen and a two-story deck.” This claim has about as much substance as another common House Hunters trope: “I like this house, but that easily repaintable green half-bath is a deal-breaker for me.”
Elite houses, from the domus of a Pompeian politician to the Palace of Versailles, from Biltmore to McMansions in subdivisions named Biltmore, have always maintained a separation of formal and informal space.
These spaces are frequently articulated in a house’s architecture, partly for their symbolic value.
The ironic inefficiency of hyper-exaggerated high-end entertaining spaces belies a truth: These spaces aren’t really designed for entertaining.
Even if they were to do such a thing, fear of isolated rudeness hardly justifies building thousands of square feet of entertaining space or going into debt getting a bigger house.
Even if we do use our great rooms and formal dining rooms to host Thanksgiving and entertain those circles of friends, we’re still designing our spaces for maximum occupancy instead of the average family of three to five people who actually live in them every day.
Large, unused spaces designed for social functions foster isolation instead. Designing our homes for the worst-case scenario-a hundred people are all at our house for a party and the party is also a tribunal where all of our guests publicly judge us-prioritizes guests who spend a very short amount of time in our houses over our own daily needs.
No matter the layout of your chosen home, if you want to entertain, entertain! Nobody is stopping you from being the savvy socialite you want to see in the world, and you definitely don’t need 1,000 square feet of otherwise useless space to have your friends over for drinks.

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Summary of “The Great Moviegoing Fever of 2018”

Yet: Fallout is fantastic, one of the most thrilling and purely enjoyable movies of the year, imbued with wild set pieces, a chummy acting style, and the kind of Who cares if it makes sense? plotting that feels airlifted in from a time before we had expanded universes and preciously curated intellectual property.
If it isn’t the movie of the summer, it’s the movie that best represents this year, a stunning bounce back at the box office and also a revitalization of moviegoing culture spurred on by dozens of fascinating variables.
Saying MOVIES ARE BACK! is like saying GIRAFFES ARE BACK! Movies and moviegoing were never going anywhere, though their centrality to American culture has been in question for the better part of the past decade, undermined by insurgents-turned-power-brokers like Netflix and threatened by vanishing attention spans.
The movies are a triple-digit financial affair, the domain of the disposable income haver.
The reason for that is clear: they want to see movies.
Black Panther is not just the movie story of 2018 but the cultural phenomenon of the entire year, and the attention it drew is rare.
For many, seeing Black Panther was a badge of honor, an act that indicated a kind of social deed-supporting a movie with a diverse cast made by a black filmmaker on the grandest stage became, somewhat miraculously, a political act.
People just want to see more movies, as cheaply as possible.

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Summary of “Want More Energy And Bigger Results? Stop Asking “HOW” And Start Asking “WHO””

Becoming A WHO-Thinker”Your network is your net worth.” - Tim SandersMost people’s goals are based on HOW. According to Dan Sullivan, thinking about the HOW is daunting and leads to procrastination.
Instead of asking HOW, a much better question is WHO.WHO do you want to learn from?WHO is already doing what you want to be doing?WHO is where you want to be?WHO fascinates and/or inspires you?WHO do you want to collaborate with?WHO do you want to help? According to bestselling author Jeff Goins, “Success isn’t about who you know. Success is about who you help.”There is a clear transition that people make as their vision for themselves advances.
Conversely, scrappy people are far more concerned about the work.
We live in an age where people really really want to look sophisticated.
“Self-made is an illusion. There are many people who played divine roles in you having the life that you have today. Be sure to let them know how grateful you are.”In the book Give and Take, Adam Grant explained that successful people GIVE others credit while unsuccessful people TAKE the credit.
Create A List Of “Dream Mentors”When the WHY is strong enough, you’ll figure out WHO!When the WHO is exciting enough, you’ll figure out HOW!-Benjamin Hardy’s adaptation of the quote by Bill WalshIn the book, The Third Door, Alex Banayan tells the story of how he met and learned from people like Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, and others.
Who Are Your Dream Mentors?Who are your dream mentors?Who are the people who are WHERE YOU WANT TO BE?Who are the people who fascinate and inspire you?Who are the people you want to learn from?Joe Polish, the founder of Genius Network and arguably the most connected man in business, has a list of “Rules” that he expects of those whom he interacts with.
If you have rare skills and abilities, you can use those skills abundantly to HELP the people you want to work with.

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Summary of “The extreme leadership that got the Thai soccer boys out of the cave alive”

The Washington Post spoke with Kolditz about the role of the boys’ coach, the five themes that define “In extremis” leaders, and what people most want to see from the people in charge when their life is on the line.
I did most of the research in Iraq, but I interviewed people who were climbing guides and took people up difficult climbs like Mount Everest, large formation skydiving organizers who put 300 to 400 people out of airplanes at the same time, and a woman who took HD video teams into the Indian tiger preserves and videoed tigers on the ground.
The way crisis leadership is usually studied is through the case study method, and so you’re studying people in ordinary companies who never really wanted to be in a crisis but found themselves there and either fixed it or didn’t.
The problem with that is you’re essentially studying crisis amateurs, and what I wanted to do was study crisis professionals – people who are in dangerous places all the time, and look at their techniques, their approaches to leadership, how they were different.
What people need is to be inspired that there is a way ahead that has positive outcomes for them.
The third thing we found was having “Shared risk.” People tend to trust leaders who have skin in the game, who also are occupying a similar level of risk.
The notion of competence needs to be just sweating out of those people.
One of the things we always argue to the people we are training as leaders is don’t think you’re going to adopt some leadership style.

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Summary of “How LeBron James’ decision instantly changed Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA”

In a few hours, the NBA would learn where LeBron James had decided to spend the next phase of his NBA career, and Buss’ Lakers had emerged as the favorites to sign him.
Change the culture, give the franchise a facelift, then get two of the biggest Lakers stars of the past four decades – Magic and Kobe – to help recruit the best player of his era, LeBron James.
During the season, Lue and James texted constantly about the team or how James was feeling as he averaged 38.0 minutes per game over the 104 games the Cavs played.
As columnist Marla Ridenour wrote in the Akron Beacon Journal on July 2: “I thought my heart was protected. I thought I was prepared for LeBron James to leave Cleveland again. … As James heads to the Los Angeles Lakers, I was overcome by the feeling that the most awe-inspiring moments I have witnessed in my 41-year career might be behind me.”
Ramona Shelburne shares what signing LeBron James means to Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss after 18 tumultuous months for the franchise.
LAKERS’ COACH LUKE Walton had started thinking about what it would be like to coach James a few weeks earlier, as he prepared for his role in a pitch meeting, should James grant one to the Lakers.
LeBron James has officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
His lifetime Nike deal no longer includes the famed “Major market” clause, but the business of LeBron James will see a boost from his move to Los Angeles.

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Summary of “3 Common Hiring Mistakes New Managers Should Avoid”

The recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding of even one new employee is a time-intensive process every manager takes seriously.
While there are many issues you’re likely to be consciously aware of when you’re hiring – like the specific skills the new person will need, and the tasks you want them to perform – each of us also has a subconscious mind at work.
How are you hoping to “Feel better” as a result of a new hire; what pain points do you expect to heal? If you onboard someone who can do the functional job you need done, but can’t do the emotional job, no matter what they do, you will not be satisfied.
Hiring a new person is an opportunity to do something differently than before – to innovate.
Before you hire someone solely as a way to shrink your own task-list, ask if you may be better served by delegating some tasks to other team members, offering them new mountains to climb.
A more disturbing version of this problem is when a manager wants to hire someone to take on not the boring work, but the “Dirty work.” It’s not just new managers who make this mistake – a few years ago, I was invited to interview for the CFO role at a fast-growing tech company.
In my experience, managers like this aren’t usually conscious of wanting to hire a scapegoat.
By investigating the emotional “Job-to-be-done” of a new hire, as well as the actual job we need them to do, we become less likely to hire the wrong person for the wrong role, and more likely to hire a great person for a great role.

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Summary of “You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question”

If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything.
A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.
What determines your success isn’t “What do you want to enjoy?” The question is, “What pain do you want to sustain?” The quality of your life is not determined by the quality of your positive experiences but the quality of your negative experiences.
Because if you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs.
If you want the beach body, you have to want the sweat, the soreness, the early mornings, and the hunger pangs.
If you want the yacht, you have to also want the late nights, the risky business moves, and the possibility of pissing off a person or ten thousand.
If you find yourself wanting something month after month, year after year, yet nothing happens and you never come any closer to it, then maybe what you actually want is a fantasy, an idealization, an image and a false promise.
Maybe what you want isn’t what you want, you just enjoy wanting.

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Summary of “Jeezy: The Real-Life Diet of the Atlanta Rap Legend”

As he prepares for his first 10K, the Atlanta rap legend reveals how he fell in love with the treadmill-and why he can’t fall out of it.
On July 4, he’ll run alongside Atlanta mayor Keisha Bottoms in the AJC Peachtree Road Race-the largest 10K in the world-to raise money for charities that include the Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, his own Street Dreamz Foundation, and the city’s Youth Scholarship Program.
We caught up with Jeezy after a recent workout to learn how he managed to transform his body-and how he rewards himself after completing another successful week of it.
If I hadn’t started working six to seven years ago, as far as eating right and getting my body right, I don’t think this is a conversation we’d be having.
Resting right, and really understanding what I was eating.
I don’t eat any beef, pork, or chicken.
I don’t eat any fried foods, and I don’t eat too many carbs.
I’ll switch it up because I don’t like to eat too much fish.

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Summary of “You Need a Life Strategy Because Extraordinary Lives Don’t Happen by Accident”

To achieve the life you want, one that will truly make you satisfied, you need to prioritize it above all else.
If you want a life of success, a life filled with spiritual happiness shared with your partner, you need to visualize it.
Your life isn’t your job, it’s not your marriage, it’s not your kids or the people in it.
Visualize and plan who you want to be, and how you want your life to be.1.
You have to make a decision to be obsessed with having the life you want.
They became obsessed and refused to let go of what they wanted their life to be.
Then we plan out our activities for the week to make sure we are working toward that life.
The greatest grief of your life will not be the loss of family members, friends or loved ones, but the loss of your own purpose.

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