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Audiobook Review: Go, Put Your Strengths To Work

Go, Put Your Strengths To Work, by Marcus Buckingham, read by the author As someone who is pretty fond of the Strengthsfinder test [1] and its implications, it was perhaps unsurprising that I would take to this book by one … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Our Iceberg Is Melting

Our Iceberg Is Melting:  Changing And Succeeding Under Any Conditions, by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, read by Oliver Wyman If you are fond of penguins (I am) and are interested in the difficulties of change management and how it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Getting Gamers

Getting Gamers:  The Psychology Of Video Games And Their Impact On The People Who Play Them, by Jamie Madigan It is very obvious that this book is written by someone who is very fond of video games, but also someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Things Are What You Make Of Them

Things Are What You Make Of Them:  Life Advice For Creatives, by Adam J. Kurtz I must admit that I have a great taste for earthy and humorous books on advice, and as a creative person myself I found this … Continue reading

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The Right To Refuse

Over the past few months Oregon has gotten in the news for a variety of reasons relating to the highly contested boundaries between the state’s right to enforce its own views of public health and the right of parents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Made To Stick

Made To Stick:  Why Some Ideas Survive And Others Die, by Chip & Dan Heath I particularly appreciated this book because it managed to provide something striking and worthwhile and also intensely practical, and that is a way to understand … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Paradox Of Choice

The Paradox Of Choice:  Why More Is Less, by Barry Schwartz This is a book that disappointed me.  There are a lot of things about this particular book that are worthwhile insights, but at the same time the perspective of … Continue reading

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On Dealing With The Thievery Of The Gig Economy

Recently, an anonymous reader of my blog commented on one of my earlier posts about some of the struggles faced by contemporary workers in the gig economy.  Here are a couple of his comments, to set the stage for the … Continue reading

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If Seimens Knew What They Knew, They Would Be A Great Company

In some book I have long otherwise forgotten, I picked up a hilarious quote about Seimens that I have occasionally pondered over and mused since then, “If Seimens knew what they knew, they would be a great company.”  At first … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ultimate History Of Video Games

The Ultimate History Of Video Games:  The Story Behind The Craze That Touched OUr Lives And Changed The World, by Steven L. Kent One thing to note about this book is that although it is massive in scope at about … Continue reading

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