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Leadership & Self-Deception by Arbinger

September 23rd, 2006 · 3 Comments

I’ve been on a leadership book kick lately, and this is one of my all-time favorites. It’s short, easy to read, and is one of the best explanations of cognitive dissonance for the layman I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t work for everybody though – some people are turned off by the “fable” format and simple […]

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Book Review: Podcast Solutions

March 26th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Yes, it’s true. I’m contemplating adding a podcast to my blog. So, I bought “Podcast Solutions” on Amazon and read it, front to back. This is a very useful book, and it comes with a CD of demo software you can use for podcasting. Anyone who is thinking about podcasting should read this book BEFORE […]

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Current Book: Weinberg on Writing

March 26th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ll let you know how this one turns out once I’m finished. So far it’s one of the best writing books I’ve read. Other writing books I’ve loved:

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Book Review: What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justifies the Meanness

March 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Don’t read this book thinking you’re going to walk away with any nuggets of wisdom that you can use. This is a depressing, frustrating book that is justly called “the meanest business book” ever. Please, don’t take this book seriously. I listened to the audio version of the is book shortly after finishing “Love is […]

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Book Review: Money for Content and Your Clicks for Free

March 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Money for Content and Your Clicks for Free is a must read for any online content provider. Bloggers, online comic strip creators, podcasters, bands, fan clubs, whatever. This book will introduce you to all the different aspects of turning your traffic into cash. Now, don’t get me wrong – this book isn’t just about putting […]

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Book Recomendation: Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders

February 19th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Don’t let the mooshiness (my 6-year old assures me this is a real word) of the title fool you. This is not a naive, pie-in-the-sky utopian view of the workplace. This book has concrete, practical ways to help smart, nice people succeed. I just finished this book on Friday and it has really charged me […]

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Movie Recommendation – The Innocents

January 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

The Innocents (1961), starring Deborah Kerr. Professional Nanny Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) is persuaded by a handsome playboy to take on the care of his neice and nephew on his large country estate. Before long, Miss Giddens becomes convinced that the spacious estate is inhabited not only by her and the children, but also by […]

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