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Barry Schwartz – The Paradox of Choice

I recently found myself over at the TED site watching some random videos. It’s a great site that will surreptitiously eat up hours of your time. It’s also interesting to see the various presentation styles and, at ten to twenty … Continue reading

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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield

Every now and then, I’ll wander down to the hall to Connor’s office. Connor manages to be an unimposing guy despite his 6’4″ stature and linebacker form. The first thing you see when you walk into his office is a … Continue reading

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Quote 2 of ?

´╗┐Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. — John Crosby One of the powerful themes that I liked so much in Power of One is the huge impact that one … Continue reading

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Quote 1 of ?

In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Teams: part 1 of ?

One of the things I really like about going to CSUN is that they have a heavy emphasis on group work. I guess I should say that I like it, but it really does have some drawbacks. I mean, nobody … Continue reading

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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Every once in awhile, you find a book whose content reverberates deeply in your soul. The words leap off the page in a symphony that takes you away from wherever you’re reading it, whether it be in your bed before … Continue reading

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Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande

My first exposure to Dr. Atul Gawande was handed out to me in my Accounting Communications class. The professor was an avid reader – although it was an accounting class, the college makes a point of having English professors teach … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson, was over before I even realized it started. The book itself is about a guy who returns to the U.S. after living abroad for several years; in fact, he wrote several books … Continue reading

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