or How I learned to stop worrying and let people help by Amanda Palmer I knew I wanted to read this book because of her TED talk, plus all I heard about this book, and some of her interviews. And, of course, because of her husband, Neil Gamian; I have a fan crush on him. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Julien Smith has written some killer posts recently on his blog, In Over Your Head. Last month he posted a list of 200 books he’s read with a succinct take-home lesson from each. Check it out here and subscribe to his blog.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Reading Books
The Great Railway Bazaar: by train through Asia by Paul Theroux. I’ve already read his later one where he made the trip 30 years later. Our online book club wanted to try something different than the usual business books we read so we decided to try travel books. While searching for options I came across […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on February Reading
100 Places to go before they Disappear. This is a book about all the wonderful places being affected by climate change through rising sea levels, retreating ice, changing growing seasons, and loss of groundwater. Creating a Forest Garden: working with nature to grow edible crops by Martin Crawford. I saw a movie about Permaculture at […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Reading List January 2012
How many times do you hear (or do you say) “I just can’t get ahead?” How can you set yourself up for winning if that is the loop playing in your mind? How can you believe in yourself enough to put in place the kind of changes that will bring you prosperity if all you […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The Virgin Cure by Amy MacKay. I love Ami MacKay’s books, and not just because she’s local and is in the same home-schooling group I was in. Her prose are lyrical and her characters are multi-dimensional. Shantaram: a Novel by Gregory David Roberts This was a 900+ page novel so it took most of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Reading List – December
Midas Touch: why some entrepreneurs get rich and why most don’t by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki I read a lot of business books and most are full of great information. In this book, the authors have presented information from the trenches in a way that is practical and useable. They talked about business concepts […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Midas Touch
Witches’ Bane: a China Bayles mystery by Susan Wittig Albert. I had picked up her book, ‘An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days’, her journal of thoughts, reading and writings during the tumultuous 2008. I didn’t actually get to it before it was due back, but I decided to try out her novels. It’s a quick, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on October Reading
The Elegance of the Hedgehog a novel by Muriel Barbery; translated from French by Alison Anderson. Deep, so slow reading. A look at how our thoughts (or avoidance of them) are our reality. The Invisible Gorilla: and other ways our intuitions deceive us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. Interesting exploration of how our […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This is a great book to read as I’m thinking about creating the best experience for people working with us (as staff, Business Owners and partners). The Table of Contents is a checklist to measure progress so here goes: How to be Likeable – most people would agree I’m a likeable person. I’ve been working […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Enchantment: the art of changing hearts, minds and actions by Guy Kawasaki