Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781455544592
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2016

This is a fascinating and timely exploration of the world today. How do we deal with the incredible (and increasing) pace of change? The relentless advance of technology? Ito and Howe are involved in the MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary group of MIT professors and other smart folks who are involved in creating our future. While the book is a little too MIT Media Lab heavy - meaning, not drawing from other places enough - it is a great read for anyone grappling with how to adapt and thrive in the new world that is evolving. They present nine themes, for instance, Resilience over Strength, that they believe will better serve us going forward. Well worth the time! ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow

Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins - Book Review

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Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good Cover Image
By Chuck Collins, Morris Pearl (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781603586832
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 23rd, 2016

Third base was a cold, comfortless cocoon for Collins, whose inherited wealth brought him material splendor but social and emotional sterility. Involvement with individuals, groups, and organizations with financial needs allowed Collins to shed his moneyed isolation, and learn personal wealth appreciates where money can't be found. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare

Invisible Influence

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ISBN: 9781476759692
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 14th, 2016

From the bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Jonah Berger's latest book takes a look at the true power that social influence has on the way we make decisions. Berger references experiments and real life examples to explain how the choices we make from small everyday decisions to major life changing ones are made by societal forces not entirely under our control. A good read for anybody curious about the nature of free will. ~ Reviewed by Chris Van Natten

Self Made

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By Nely GalÁN, Suze Orman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780812989755
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 31st, 2016

The first president of a major television network recounts her climb up the corporate ladder to become the CEO of Telemundo. Her strong advice on “how to get it done” concerns issues that include financial security, strength, and peace of mind; words directed to all women wanting to reach their full potential. This book is empowering and its message will stay with you. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice

Winning Arguments

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ISBN: 9780062226655
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Published: Harper - July 5th, 2016

This is an accessible guide to understanding rhetoric. The author makes a case that all arguments are the root of thought. This book supplies strategies, insights, and outlines to win debates and arguments. By offering examples of current issues, he does not suggest we disprove others but rather persuade them. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

If you lived through the 1990s, chances are you had a few dozen or so of these. I remember eating so many Happy Meals just to get the miniature Beanie Babies that came with them. This book serves as both a history of the TY company, and a cautionary tale of buying into pop culture hype. Will we ever learn? ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


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