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Sunday Book Review : Microsoft: First Generation by Cheryl Tsang

Microsoft: First Generation by Cheryl Tsang
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Those that know me well, know that I am not a fan of Microsoft products. However, there is no denying that Bill Gates and Paul Allen created something special back [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Aristotle in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern

Aristotle in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Quick introduction to Aristotle. Expected more. Easy for someone not that interested in Philosophy to engage with, but at same time provided limited value because without some depth Aristotle [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Birth School Metallica Death Volume 1 by Paul Brannigan

Birth School Metallica Death, Volume 1: The Biography by Paul Brannigan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you are looking for the early history of Metallica seen through the lens of someone not in the band this is it. It does [...]

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Sunday Book Review : What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David DiSalvo

What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David DiSalvo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed DiSalvo’s journey on this topic. His search grabbed from cognitive science, neurology, social psychology, economics and the kitchen [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Smart Tribes by Christine Comaford

SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together by Christine Comaford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The content here seems to all line up. The “critter state” seems similar to Seth Godin’s “Lizard Brain”. The concept of a high performing team (tribe) resonates [...]

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Happy Anniversary. Twenty Years of Learning

Today I celebrate 20 years married to the woman I was meant to be with. The woman who completes me in ways I am just starting to fully understand. The woman who is the mother to my three children (Brittany, [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson

Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I tend to find myself repeatedly finding I agree a lot with Jason and David even though I struggle to identify with them. I thought for sure this [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Please, Don’t Be a Dick by Alexey Golev

Please, don’t be a dick by Alexey Golev
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Reasonable representation of the landscape of working with a designer. The authors style felt overly passively pretentious hipster more often than not, but it could have just been [...]

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Sunday Book Review: Leading Successful Change by Gregory Shea

Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work by Gregory P. Shea
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As a consultant that deals with organizations desiring radical change, thought this might be a good investment of time. It is a quick [...]

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Sunday Book Review : The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have a reputation of being some what of a negative cuss. In the spirit of ever seeking improvement of myself, I figured I [...]

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