Author Archives: Derek Neighbors

Sunday Book Review : The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you like Dan Ariely’s stuff you will like this book. If you don’t, you won’t. It does a good job of [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Enjoy Every Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal

Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last by Lee Lipsenthal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lipsenthal has an easy flowing style that makes staying engaged with the book easy. As a medical doctor his lessons learned [...]

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Sunday Book Review: Motivation by Brian Tracy

Motivation by Brian Tracy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Quick easy read on some basics of motivation for managers. Nothing special here. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t spectacular either. Didn’t walk away feeling inspired or having new insights. I was [...]

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5 Principles of Life Seen Through an El Pollo Loco Birthday Lunch

A few weeks ago Laurie and I were running errands. We fired up Yelp to find a place to eat. We decided on El Pollo Loco. The menu seemed vastly improved since the last time I had eaten there. This [...]

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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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