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Lessons from The Innovators [#bookreview]

Walter Isaacson’s book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, is a good read to provide a long view of innovators who made major contributions to bringing us the digital tools we have … Continue reading

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Color Blind Book Review: Breaking the Baseball Color Line Before Jackie Robinson

I’ve been putting most of my blogging energies into Cooking Chat, but I do want to get back into blogging here with some regularity.  A good place to start is with a quick book review of Color Blind: The Forgotten Team … Continue reading

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3 Insights from Adam Grant’s “Give and Take”

Could giving be the key to success? Adam Grant’s book Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success suggests there is some real power to the old maxim that it’s better to give than to receive.  He starts the … Continue reading

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Cooked: the New #Book by Michael Pollan

I was pleasantly surprised to unwrap Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan on Christmas. I’m a big fan of his past books The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s … Continue reading

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9 #Books I Really Enjoyed in 2013

Last year’s reading recap was largely a complaint that I didn’t find many books to recommend with enthusiasm. I’m happy to report and share about the books I read and enjoyed in 2013–definitely a good reading year for me! I … Continue reading

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10 Books That Have Influenced Me

My wheels have been turning all week since I read Peter Levine’s list of ten books that influenced him. I like the exercise of putting together such lists to help consider things that have been meaningful to us. It was … Continue reading

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Alone Together: Book Prompts Reflection About Our Digital World

“If Facebook were deleted, I’d be deleted…All my memories would probably go along with it.” Sherry Turkle gives us much to worry about in Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other But the above … Continue reading

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Freedom

I originally wrote this on my Social Capital Inc. blog during the height of the 2011 protests in Egypt. Reading Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was interesting in this context. I re-published last year of the Fourth of July. Interesting to look at … Continue reading

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts [brief #book post]

Are you an introvert, or know someone well who is? Surely you do, as estimates are that between one-third and one-half of us are introverts. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain is … Continue reading

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Quick #Book Review: How Children Succeed

What factors are most important for a child’s success? Certainly a question all of us parents think about a lot, not to mention educators and policy makers. After hearing Paul Tough talk about his new book on NPR, How Children … Continue reading

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