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Sentimental Economy by Edoardo Nesi - Book Review

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By Edoardo Nesi, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781635422146
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Published: Other Press - August 2nd, 2022

Nesi recounts his family's textile company in Italy, which he inherited and eventually sold, while reflecting on the huge changes Covid brought to his former business, and to the world economy. An affecting, unusual blend of micro and macro-economics, and memoir. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home by Charlie Warzel - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593320099
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Published: Knopf - December 7th, 2021

Part discussion on remote work related to its increased use since the beginning of the pandemic, and part criticism of the overall work/life (im)balance that’s been a problem for a while. While I do feel that the two co-authors' voices at times clash, and a little bothered that they kept referring to the pandemic as “over” I do feel that this is a very important read for employees and employers alike to understand the pros and cons of remote vs. in person work. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374600181
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

Challenging Egyptian politics and patriarchy, Wassef and two other women had the courage to open an independent bookstore in Cairo in the early 2000s. In this fluent account, Wassef bluntly bares her singular passion to bring books to the masses, and to succeed in an enterprise that society dismissed as a hopeless quest. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future by Paul Krugman - Book Review

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780393541328
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

Krugman's economic insights have been consistent, and correct, for over two decades.
His forceful and accessible essays rightfully place economics within the context of politics, health care, trade, global warming and other hot-button topics that the zombies have gotten all wrong. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211292
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Published: Avery - October 16th, 2018

Tired of repeating the same bad habits? Want to make more time for good ones? James Clear is one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, and his book Atomic Habits is an extremely useful tool for understanding how to form habits that ultimately help you achieve your life and business goals. Short, practical and out of the box thinking. I’d recommend listening to this on audiobook! ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work by Bill Burnett - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525655244
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Published: Knopf - February 25th, 2020

I picked this up because of the title and the subject had epitome of what I enjoyed most about Sarah Knight’s “Get Your Sh*t Together.” Designing Your Work Life is all about reframing your way of thinking and focusing on what you can do to make your life even just a little bit better; how to make it good enough, for now. This is a great book for younger full time workers who are struggling with their current work lives and need expert advice and guides on how to stay positive and motivated at work, or even see if the work that you are doing if what you should be doing. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


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