Category: Books

Book Review: The Power of Full Engagement

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Some books are game-changers. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz was a game-changer for me. Game-changers are well-written and, usually, well-researched. What makes a game-changer a game-changer is that you read it at a  »  Read More

Book Review: From Gutenberg to Google

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Tom Wheeler is the author of From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future. He’s also a businessman and a former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Either he can’t write well, or Brookings Institution Press has given up on editing. This is a very poorly done book. Here’s what Mr  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: From Gutenberg to Google

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I was attracted to From Gutenberg to Google when it first came out. I picked it up to read alongside Niall Ferguson’s The Square and The Tower. Even though they’re very different books, they cover some of the same territory. I like to read more than one account of the same events when I can. I don’t expect this book  »  Read More

Mini-Review: The Art of Noticing

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Rob Walker’s The Art of Noticing is not like most books. You don’t read it through from front to back. It’s not a collection of things, like short stories or poems that you read and savor. This book is different. It’s like books of science experiments I used to buy when I was a boy. You don’t so much read it as  »  Read More

Book Review: The Square and the Tower

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I expected great things from The Square and The Tower: Networks and Power from The Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson. I got them. Here’s why this book is worth your time and worth savoring. What’s it about? I’ll let Ferguson tell you himself. The following is from his preface, titled “The Networked  »  Read More

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