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Book Review – Teaching a Stone to Talk

Teaching a Stone to Talk By Annie Dillard, Published 2008 Few of us have¬†trained our¬†eyes to see the world as the Annie Dillard. To take the ordinary and expose its intricacies. This set of essays explores some of the exotic … Continue reading

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Book Review – Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation By Steven Johnson, Published 2010 All of Steve Johnson’s books take seemingly mundane topics and turn them into fascinating stories, intertwined with science, history and human behavior. His latest effort, … Continue reading

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Book Review – We Have Met The Enemy

We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess By Daniel Akst, Published 2011 Two important takeaways from this book. First, gaining self-control is one of the hardest things most people will ever do. Second, you will need … Continue reading

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Book Review – Quiet Leadership

Quiet Leadership: Help People Think Better – Don’t Tell Them What to Do! By David Rock, Published 2006 First half of book was very good. Good insights on listening and how people become more accepting of ideas. At the end … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Toyota Way

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From the World’s Greatest Manufacturer By Jeffrey K. Liker, Published 2004 Read this book if you want to lead change in your business. Study and practice it if you want to see change happen. … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Happiness Hypothesis

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom By Jonathan Haidt, Published 2006 It’s impossible to summarize one’s life work (this book) in a short review, but so be it. Haidt’s book is pointed to by many as the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Mastering HD Video with your DSLR

Mastering HD Video with your DSLR By Helmut Kraus and Uwe Steinmueller, Published 2010 Interest in video with DLSRs continues grow as the technology becomes more accessible, that is cameras with high definition capability and interchangeable lenses. Helmut and Uwe … Continue reading

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Book Review – Why Photographs Work

Why Photographs Work: 52 Great Images: Who Made Them, What Makes Them Special and Why By George Barr, Published 2011 I read a lot of photography books and many offer new (to me) techniques or focus on a specific genre. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Published 1990, Republished 2008 Flow was originally published in 1990. Not reading it until 2011, I missed the original hype and exuberance associated with it. It is like many books that … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Nature of Photographs

By Stephen Shore, Published 2007 Having never studied photography in an academic situation, I may be missing something of value in this book. Many of the photos have interesting elements but there is nothing profound. Stephen does a good job … Continue reading

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