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Books Read in September

Some months are slimmer for reading than others. That is true about September. However, what I did read make quite an impact How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren This is an older book, this edition coming from about the time I graduated from high school. However, it was a book I kept on my list for [...]

By |2020-10-10T19:46:00-05:00October 10th, 2020|Books|0 Comments

Books Read June Through August

Summer is a good time to read, but this year, with COVID-19, I did not take a vacation. Most of my reading was done around my work responsibilities. However, the list below is a mixture of new books and old books, favorite authors, and those unknown to me. I was a productive summer of reading. In the Garden of the Beasts by [...]

By |2020-09-03T15:57:00-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Books|0 Comments

Books Read in March-May, 2020

It seemed that I would have more time to read during the isolation of COVID-19. But life got full of online work and the start of a daily broadcast on Facebook. My routines completely flipped upside down. I did read or listen to some books. Here’s the list. Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath I pre-ordered [...]

By |2020-06-07T16:22:20-05:00June 7th, 2020|Books|1 Comment

A Prophetic Voice about a Deadly Virus: A Review of the Book Upstream

How do you solve a problem you unknown and unseen? That’s the premise of Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen, a new book by Dan Heath. Dan and his brother Chip have written several books. They cover topics such as change, decision-making, and making moments monumental. They leak with practical applications. Several of their processes have changed my basic [...]

By |2020-05-01T13:00:52-05:00May 1st, 2020|Books|1 Comment

Books Read in February 2020

Books have always occupied an upper shelf in my life. I find them introducing me to people I wish I knew. Through them, I travel to places I have never experienced. My reading habit is eclectic. I read a little fiction, history, biography, and books that give me insights into how I live and how I work. Most of my reading is [...]

By |2020-02-27T23:47:20-06:00February 27th, 2020|Books|0 Comments

A Day You Never Forget: Review of Fall and Rise:

Those old enough can complete the sentence "I remember where I was when__________ happened? Those of the "Greatest Generation" relive Pearl Harbor in their minds. Baby Boomers relate to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The memory knows without explanation . December 7, 1941. November 22, 1963. Here's one. September 11, 2001. Not even close. Almost anyone over the age of 25 [...]

By |2019-07-24T01:34:33-05:00July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Tale of Time: A Parable for a Modern Malady

Is your life "stuck?" More importantly, how do you get "unstuck?" That is the premise of a fascinating little book written by Laura Vanderkam. Vanderkam has written several books (most of which I have read). She focuses her writing on managing time. Her thoughts do not flow from some pinstriped view of business but from a mom of four children and a [...]

By |2019-04-04T22:16:00-05:00April 4th, 2019|Books, Time Management|0 Comments

The Technological Intruder: A Review of Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism

The Greek poet Homer dresses a modern issue in an ancient costume. In his epic poem, The Odyssey the poet tells the story of Odysseus (also known as Ulysses). On his journey home to Ithaca at the close of the Trojan War, he comes across danger. It is not a monster or a superior army. He encounters something pleasant, enchantresses called The [...]

By |2019-03-07T19:58:54-06:00March 7th, 2019|Books, Technology|0 Comments

Turning Success on Its Head

Seldom do you find Genghis Kahn held up as a role model! Book cover of Barking Up the Wrong Tree That is what Eric Barker does in his new book, Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong. In it, you find other interesting characters who illustrate principles of success. Included [...]

By |2017-06-16T13:02:32-05:00June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stimulate Your Thinking

Western culture feeds the disease of inactivity. People stare at cellphones blankly. Television drones on with no one noticing. The couch (or recliner) develops a permanent and personal dimple. The ravages of the sedate society are everywhere. Politics lack clear thinking. Many businesses have settled into a "that's our policy" way of life. Individuals live lives of simple boredom. (Think about your [...]

By |2013-07-10T12:03:58-05:00July 13th, 2013|Books, Communication, Leadership|0 Comments
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