Hello, I’m Joshua Best

I live in Omaha, Nebraska and have been working on SAP Payroll/Employee Central Payroll for the last 10 years or so. I’m currently a Senior Consultant for AspireHR.

This website is where I’ll keep a few thoughts I have, as they come up and also a few book notes as I read. I’m also trying to publish monthly updates on what I’ve been up to. If you’d like to get these monthly updates delivered by e-mail, consider subscribing to my newsletter.

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Updated: January 1, 2022

Books I’m currently reading

I’m trying out reading two books at a time for the first time. With books like Moby Dick, even though it’s fiction, it’s a heavier read. I can read a certain amount each day before I’m done. I realized I was able to switch over to something different and lighter, like Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and it worked out pretty good.

Book I finished reading last month

Albums I’ve been listening to

Besides Christmas music, I was mostly listening to The Killers’ Pressure Machine, which is by far the best album of 2021, in my opinion. I also have been listening to Bruce Springsteen’s 1988 Stockholm concert. I’ve been somewhat fascinated by this period of his career – he’d made it big, he was getting divorced, falling in love with Patti, this was the last tour with the E-Street Band for 10+ years.

Quote I’ve been thinking about

“worrying is not preparation”

Austin Kleon who said he got it from Jeffrey Tambor

Podcast episodes I thought were good

YouTube videos I thought were worth watching

I never knew that Keith Richards used this type of tuning, which he mentions he got from Ry Cooder.

This was a well made video which is mostly about how you can actually read more. I especially liked the part with the speed reader talks about why he prefers to read slow. A few weeks ago, I had written some of my own thoughts on how to read more.

This was a brief history of caffeine and the coffee break.

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