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Review: The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius by Gail Saltz My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a powerful book not just for caregivers of children with "disorders" but for those who spent their childhood feeling "different" or "stupid" or otherwise "not quite right" then went on to achieve lots later. There's also a larger message in here for everyone else to take away: "different" is

2017-07-08T19:31:12+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Nonfiction, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Review: Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science

Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science by Clair Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although longer than it needs to be, this is an important body of work. The premise of the book is that major worldwide challenges, such as global warming and income inequality, are profoundly influenced by economics--economic policy--and that our current economic policies (and primary measure--GDP) are failing to address, --no, they are

2017-07-08T19:21:06+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Economics, Nonfiction, Philosophy|Comments Off on Review: Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science

Review: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery My rating: 4 of 5 stars What is it about the human-animal connection? How is it that the soft touch (or mere thought) of an animal can instantly quiet the mind and melt the heart? My nervous system reacted much the same way while reading The Soul of an Octopus. Fascinating, thoughtful and tender--I

2017-07-08T19:16:08+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Animals, Biology, Book Review, Nonfiction, Science|Comments Off on Review: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Review: Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living by Jason Gay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jason is a funny guy and this is a funny book--from a WSJ sports writer! Go figure. In Little Victories, Jason, a fortyish, regular guy reflects on his life in a collection of essays on different mundane topics. There's no venom here, or slapstick—it’s all Seinfeld-like humor about everyday stuff like being cool (or

2017-07-08T19:07:00+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Essays, Humor, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living

Review: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab My rating: 4 of 5 stars The technological revolution before us promises to bring change and disruption on a scale and scope never experienced before. Schwab outlines the drivers and impacts of the revolution on our economy, business, society and international landscape. Additionally, and perhaps my favorite part of the book, is the Appendix which includes a summary of the transformational shifts expected,

2017-07-08T19:04:01+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Business, Economics, Nonfiction, Technology|Comments Off on Review: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Review: Bees: A Honeyed History

Bees: A Honeyed History by Piotr Socha My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. It's been a long time since I've been blown away by a beauty like Bees: A Honeyed History. When I came upon the book at BN, I was breathless. Its massive size, gorgeous, vibrant illustrations and content that celebrates our helpful little friends are pure delight. I couldn't help but pick it up! In fact, I

2017-07-08T19:00:29+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Children-s, Nonfiction, Picture Book|Comments Off on Review: Bees: A Honeyed History

Review: Million Dollar Women

Million Dollar Women by Julia Pimsleur My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found this book exceptionally insightful and useful. At its core, Julia Pimsleur, shows budding female entrepreneurs who perceive themselves as "Creative Professionals" to develop into "Business Professionals" because that's what's required to build a $1M + business. Building a big business means attracting investors--friends and family, angels, and VCs. And attracting investors means financial savvy, polished pitches,

2017-07-08T18:53:59+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: Million Dollar Women

Review: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday My rating: 5 of 5 stars Although everyone can benefit from applying the precepts of stoicism to weather the turbulent waters of life, this book will profoundly impact entrepreneurs, trailblazers, leaders of change and transformation or anyone who has chosen to move outside of their comfort zone to take on a monumental task or

2017-07-08T18:44:56+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Leadership, Nonfiction, Personal Development, Philosophy|Comments Off on Review: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Review: Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life by Peter Himmelman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sussman Lawrence was a staple in Minneapolis' indie rock scene when I was growing up. And band member, Peter Himmelman, who went on to pursue a solo career, was a local hero. Like millions of other Americans in his fifties, he found himself and his ways outdated and

2017-07-08T18:32:42+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Creativity, Nonfiction, Personal Development|Comments Off on Review: Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

Review: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders My rating: 4 of 5 stars I chose this book because of the author, a rising, young science star, Giulia Enders. She did not disappoint. Gut is a fun, quirky and, at times, downright gross exploration of our digestive system. Who knew our physiology could be so entertaining? Take mucins, for example: "Mucins are proteins that form

2017-07-08T18:24:24+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Medicine, Nonfiction, Physiology|Comments Off on Review: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ
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