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Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781594206801
Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2016

Becoming Wise is superb. I was expecting mostly excerpts from Tippett's interviews on her great NPR show On Being, but this book is more personal and, therefore, more robust and meaningful. Tippett is honest and revealing in ways that serve the narrative of the exploration. Her subtly, capacity for nuanced observation and straight ahead good writing combine to make this book deep, wide-ranging and refreshing in surprising ways. I highly recommend Becoming Wise to anyone who is curious about the human condition or how to live a full, heartfelt life in a world of turmoil and suffering. This is a fantastic book. 

~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow

The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults by Jean-Pierre Weill - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250092700
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 1st, 2016

Just an exquisite book! The subtitle is, a children's book for adults. This simple, elegant and penetrating book, with beautiful illustrations, presents the essential teaching of life without religious, philosophical or psychological overlays. This is a masterwork and a reminder we all need, almost daily. The perfect gift! ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow

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

Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football by Michael Holley - Book Review

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Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football By Michael Holley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316266918
Published: Hachette Books - October 4th, 2016

A great read for any Patriots fan. So fun to re-live the early championships and to understand the inner workings of the Patriots' dominance. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow

Seventh Sense

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The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks By Joshua Cooper Ramo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316285063
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 17th, 2016

A fascinating read for anyone trying to understand the increasingly complex world we live in. Ramo, of Age of the Unthinkable fame, posits that the power in the world has evolved from traditional actors like nations to diffuse networks. Networks, and networks of networks, and the overlapping complexity they create are the driving forces of the future. Interesting reading for all and a must-read for anyone in power. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow

Bangkok Asset

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The Bangkok Asset: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (6) (Royal Thai Detective Novels #6) By John Burdett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307474308
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 12th, 2016

Another great ride in Thailand with John Burdett. Filled with authentic atmosphere and characters, the Bangkok Asset has Sonchai facing his deepest fears as he tries to solve a bizarre murder. We also bump into the futuristic world of enhanced humans, potentially used to control the masses. An interesting, fun and transporting read. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


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