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Book Review: The Manga Guide To Statistics

The Manga Guide To Statistics, by Shin Takahashi This book is surprisingly awkward to read.  To be sure, this book has plenty of funny material in it.  Unfortunately, the framing of this material is more than a little bit uncomfortable, … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Prison

American Prison:  A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment, by Shane Bauer A lot of this book consists of the author’s attempts to troll a private prison firm by serving as an undercover $9/hr corrections officer at the … Continue reading

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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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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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A Pareto Analysis Of Commissions Processing

For those who are unaware, my day job is as a data/commissions analyst for an insurance brokerage, where I make reports that no one reads and process commissions that, on the contrary, everyone cares about a great deal.  For a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs, by David Graeber Take it from me, this book is not exactly the safest sort of book to be seen reading at work.  When one reads a book like this, it is natural for others to wonder if … Continue reading

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Book Review: Remodeling A Bathroom

Remodeling A Bathroom, by Leon A. Frechette This is a pretty decent book about a subject that is apparently very popular if my local library system can be believed, namely the topic of remodeling one’s bathroom.  In reading this book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Don’t Read This Book

Don’t Read This Book:  Time Management For Creative People, by Donald Roos This book is mildly amusing and full of entertaining stories and pictures, but it can be seen as a promotion of a tool that the author helped create … Continue reading

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Book Review: Make A Nerdy Living

Make A Nerdy Living:  How To Turn Your Passions Into Profit, With Advice From Nerds Around The Globe, by Alex Langley In reading this book I wondered if I was the right kind of nerd.  To be sure, I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Everyday Things

The Design Of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman It’s nice to know that I’m not the only person who has serious problems with doors.  In the course of my life I have far too frequently ended up walking into … Continue reading

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