Books

Best Nature & Biology Booklist 2018

Best Nature & Biology Booklist 2018: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan (Read the Review) The Phenomenon Of Man by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Best You Book Club 2018 – February!

Here’s February’s picks for the Best You Book Club 2018! Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan Thou Shall Prosper by Daniel Lapin February Extra Credit: Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins

Best You Book Club 2018 – January!

Here’s January’s picks for the Best You Book Club 2018! The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey The Dip by Seth Godin January Extra Credit: The One Thing by Gary Keller Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss

Best Creativity/Thinking/Systems Booklist 2018

Best Creativity/Thinking/Systems Booklist 2018: Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows Poke the Box by Seth Godin   (Read the Review) My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor How toThink Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb  

Botany of Desire Review

The Botany of Desire is the surprise hit of the year!* Two reasons. One. It’s excellent, fun, and informative. Three words that can’t do this little masterpiece justice.** If you’ve read this far you’re one in a billion! (trust me, I track my readership). And if that’s the case, go […]

Poke the Box Review

This book is important. Read this book. Now! The world is waiting to see, hear, feel, taste, your work. Ship it. Get it out there. Have you noticed the website looks better, the tutoring page is set up, blog posts and books are being written, a podcast is starting. Thank […]

Big Magic Book Review

Thank you for writing this book. This book presents the awesome idea of Big Magic in a really cool way. It’s interesting and well written. The answer is always the same: “More wonder, please.” As she mentions in the book, some critics of her last hit Eat, Pray, Love thought […]

Aaron Swartz Book Reccomendations

Below is a boiled-down reading list from The Boy Who Could Change the World. Raymond Smullyan, 5000 BC George Saunders, In Persuasion Nation: Stories Robert Karen, Becoming Attached Scott McCloud, Making Comics: Joan Didion, Political Fictions Poundstone, Fortune’s Formula Murer, The Big Con: The Power Broker by Robert Caro The […]

Data and Information Visualization

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a graph or chart is worth at least a thousand words. (see Data and Information Visualization Part II) The ability to understand and create graphs or figures is essential for anyone interested in Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics. Here’s a great […]

7 Best Self-Help Books

The 7 Best Self-Help Books in no particular order (includes Affiliate links to Amazon): How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb Draw insights, experiences, and creativity building habits from one of the best minds of all time. Develop the mindset and virtues which allowed the genius […]

Maker Manifesto

Make something. Now. That’s the message of this great book. It will motivate you to take control of your maker destiny and explore your creative talents. Meet someone, learn something, go somewhere… Mark Hatch captures how and why so many of us join the maker movement. His calls to action […]

David Foster Wallace on the Radio

In tribute to the first time I ever heard David Foster Wallace’s voice: Language usage and more, you can listen too: http://www.bu.edu/wbur/storage/2001/03/theconnection_0330_2.mp3   original link at: ¬†http://theconnection.wbur.org/2001/03/30/english-language-usage For a whole bunch more visit: http://www.dfwaudioproject.org/interviews-profiles/

The Brothers Karamazov Book Review

The Brothers Karamazov is a classic and favorite book of many friends. Breaking open a 700+ page book may find you speeding through the beginning, thirsty for progress. However, along the way you’ll settle into the world that Dostoyevsky has created, grateful for its depth and bredth. Filled with fully […]

A Short History of Nearly Everything Book Review

Bill Bryson at times has a voice so similar to Douglas Adams that occasionally I felt as if I were reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This book is great, period. At it’s best, it’s equal parts education and entertainment, rare in science writing. At it’s worst, it’s informational […]

Engineering, Design, and Technology Booklist

The Following is a booklist from Mechanical Engineering Magazine: Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas by James Adams FLying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings: The World of an Engineer by James Adams Engineering and the Mind’s Eye by Eugene Ferguson Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman The Existential […]

The Life-Chaning Magic of Tidying Up Book Review

This book changed my life. It is the reason I’ve started writing book reviews and using affiliate links. I’ll take a kick-back for someone buying a book that changes their life for the better! This book is beautifully done at every level. Simple, beautiful, and properly proportioned before you even […]