Monthly Archives: August 2019

Non Enim Pertinet Ad Lauden Artificis, Inquantum Artifex Est, Qua Voluntate Opus Faciat, Sed Quale Sit Opus Quod Facit

While reading a translation of Umberto Eco’s The Aesthetics Of Thomas Aquinas, on page 185 of the work I came across the following quote from the writings of Thomas Aquinas on the praiseworthiness of creativity:  “Non enim pertinet ad lauden … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weird Ideas That Work

Weird Ideas That Work:  11 1/2 Practices For Promoting, Managing, And Sustaining Innovation, by Robert I. Sutton This book is an exhibit in something that does not often receive enough attention, and that is the way that in order to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Business

The Design Of Business:  Why Design Thinking Is The Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin It must be admitted that a book like this has a bit of an uphill climb.  The author seeks to promote a sort of thinking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cradle To Cradle

Cradle To Cradle:  Remaking The Way We Make Things, by William McDonough & Michael Braungart There are times where writers forget the sort of audience that they are writing to with serious consequences and such is the case with this … Continue reading

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On The Logistics Of The Chicken Wars

As I have made clear on several occasions, I am very fond of beefs between competing restaurants [1].  Earlier this week social media (or at least that portion of it I was paying attention to) was filled with a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consider The Fork

Consider The Fork:  A History Of How We Cook And Eat, by Bee Wilson I must admit that I liked this book a great deal, since it tends to look at items we take for granted and ways of eating … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death In The Pot

Death In The Pot:  The Impact Of Food Poisoning On History, by Morton Satin There is a surprisingly large amount of importance that food poisoning has on the course of history, and this author demonstrates that there is a highly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Graves Are Walking

The Graves Are Walking:  The Great Famine And The Saga Of The Irish People, by John Kelly I am not sure whether the historian of this book deserves blame, but when reading a book I felt rather exasperated at the … Continue reading

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It Could Happen To You

I’d like to admit at the outset that I have gotten a certain amount malicious enjoyment out of roasting Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for her claims of having Cherokee ancestry [1] when DNA tests have indicated pretty clearly that she … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rare

Rare:  The High-Stakes Race To Satisfy Our Need For The Scarcest Metals On Earth, by Keith Veronese Admittedly, I would not consider myself to be as knowledgeable about the state of conflict metals or the current Chinese domination of the … Continue reading

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