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Review: Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

The premise of this book is that data gleaned online from Google and less so, other sites such as Facebook and porn sites reveal new insights about our human behavior that have eluded traditional research and resulting data sets. Of course, this makes sense: in the privacy of our homes, we are free to search online for whatever we desire—free from the judging eyes of others. Without any social forces

2017-07-31T12:07:13+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Book Review, Computer Science, Consumer Behavior, Data Science, Pop Culture, Social Science, Technology|Comments Off on Review: Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Review: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

If your iPhone is more appealing than your first cup of coffee when your alarm goes off or if you’ve ever blown an entire evening on Pinterest, then you’ve experienced the phenomena detailed in this book: psychological marketing. Hooked is a guide for startup founders, product managers, marketers and designers for creating more of what we humans can’t seem to get enough of: habit-forming technology. Eyal takes us inside the

2017-07-21T23:25:15+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Book Review, Business, Consumer Behavior, Innovation, Marketing, Nonfiction, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Review: Burn Math Class: And Reinvent Mathematics for Yourself

Burn Math Class: And Reinvent Mathematics for Yourself by Jason Wilkes My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a clever book that serves a brilliant purpose: helping adults and students alike get rid of “bad math tapes” and start anew with mathematics. Is it possible to shift a mental mindset around a subject that has terrified millions? I think so. And if anyone can do it, it’s Jason Wilkes. His

2017-07-09T12:14:37+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Book Review, Education, Mathematics, Study & Teaching|Comments Off on Review: Burn Math Class: And Reinvent Mathematics for Yourself

Review: Mother Bruce

Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins My rating: 5 of 5 stars I rarely claim that anything is “the best” because I know that while there can be many exceptional things, there is rarely ever “a best.” I just may break my rule with Mother Bruce. And maybe it won’t go down in history as The Best Ever picture book (reviews and people are too subjective for that!), the book

2017-07-09T11:12:22+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Book Review, Children-s, Picture Book|Comments Off on Review: Mother Bruce

Review: Next of Kin

Next of Kin by James Tucker My rating: 4 of 5 stars I'm lovin' this book for two reasons. First, it's by a new, local author--book one of a two book deal with Thomas & Mercer. Second, it's just a super-fun read--heart-stopping suspense from page one. Ben, the 10-year old lone survivor of the savage murder of his wealthy family, will take hold of your heart and carry you through

2017-07-08T21:51:38+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Fiction, Thriller & Suspense|Comments Off on Review: Next of Kin

Review: The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have a love-hate relationship with this book. On the one hand, it's an instructional guide on how to be an asshole. And on the other, it reveals the assholes' ways to protect the good. The 48 Laws of Power is entirely unsavory, fascinating, and useful. Each of the 48 Laws is brought to life by

2017-07-08T20:34:15+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Ethics, History, Leadership, Nonfiction, Personal Development|Comments Off on Review: The 48 Laws of Power

Review: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong My rating: 4 of 5 stars I Contain Multitudes is a wonderful, beautifully written book that transforms what could be a dull, tedious scientific read into a masterful, delightful adventure introducing microbes' role in health, evolution, ecology, and culture. Utterly fascinating, clever and filled with engaging stories, this book is a winner. And Ed

2017-07-08T20:24:03+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Biology, Book Review, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science|Comments Off on Review: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Review: What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul My rating: 4 of 5 stars What I learned Losing a Million Dollars offers a fascinating look into the mindset, behaviors, and life of Jim Paul, a man of privilege who, early on in life, developed an appetite for little work and large gains—i.e., a fast buck. This ultimately led him to the financial markets. Success bred hubris and other

2017-07-08T20:18:05+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Investing, Money, Nonfiction, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie My rating: 0 of 5 stars A fascinating and meticulously researched compendium. This book will appeal more to those who love to study history than those who love to study people. View all my reviews

2017-07-08T20:13:27+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, History, Russia|Comments Off on Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Review: The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters by Tom Nichols My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book will likely be embraced or rejected in large part by one’s current political leanings, which is unfortunate because there’s a lot to be gained by reading it. Whether you accept his perspectives or not, Nichol’s has got one thing right: “…the most dangerous aspect of the

2017-07-08T20:05:34+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Education, Epistemology, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters
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