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Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There by Tali Sharot - Book Review

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Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There By Tali Sharot, Cass R. Sunstein Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668008201
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - February 27th, 2024

Keep it fresh is advice we've all heard, and here the authors back it up with real-life examples, scientific research, and personal anecdotes. Becoming unduly attached to unfortunate habits, they warn, has grievous consequences not just for individuals, but for societies and cultures where stagnation could veer toward collapse. ~ 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

True to its concept, Atomic Habits breaks down the broad and daunting prospect of self-improvement into small, actionable steps with explanations as to why and how they work. Clear's writing style is humble, sober, and accessible. There's no magic cure here, just solid, real advice that works. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781324074335
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2023

It all began in a movement called "Effective Altruism"; the idea of building personal wealth for the sole purpose of giving it away. What followed was the precipitous rise and fall of Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire. More than a timeline of the bitcoin/crypto/blockchain boom, it's a fascinating sociological study of "SBF", his minions, and the public (including the likes of Tom Brady) drawn in and losing millions through this enterprise. As I write this, he stands trial for fraud and money laundering, and faces life in prison. He of course claims innocence, and those closest to him share the belief that there is "something missing" in his personality that makes it impossible for him to understand that he could have caused such misery and financial ruin to anyone.
As for crypto-currency, I still just don't get it! ~ Reviewed by Lauren Singer


Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual by Yvon Chouinard - Book Review

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By Yvon Chouinard, Naomi Klein (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143109679
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Published: Penguin Books - September 6th, 2016

Such a life-changing way of thinking about business. A company based on having compassion for their employees and wanting to make products that last and are sustainable. The world would be a much better place if retail and other business owners read this book and modeled their philosophy after Patagonia. ~ Reviewed by Kyrra Howard


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

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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones By James Clear Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211292
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Published: Avery - October 16th, 2018

Clearly written in more ways than one, this straight-foward guidebook extols the virtues of forming, and maintaining healthy habits, one easy baby step at a time. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Wolf Hustle: A Black Woman on Wall Street by Cin Fabré - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781250816856
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 20th, 2022

Cin Fabre is a heroine "before her time", a projects-raised hustler (i.e. tremendously hard worker but also wheeler-dealer) living life on her own terms, fighting off the endless misogyny of her male peers and supervisors and forcing her way into the boys' club through virtue of both "nature" and "nurture." The “nurture” of her driven but non-affectionate mother and negligent and abusive father, and the quick, calculating and determined nature she inherited from both. Her unprecedented success at an early age and as a minority woman in the questionable moral morass of a Wall St cold-calling brokerage may bring the reader to the book, but the haunting tales of her Bronx childhood that she has brought to life so vividly here are the richest part of her story. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


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