California Extreme – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Last year I found out about California Extreme, an event in the Bay Area where people get together to show off, discuss, and of course to play old video games and pinball machines over the course of two days. This … Continue reading

Review: Twilight of the Elites, America After Meritocracy

Review: Twilight of the Elites, America After Meritocracy ISBN-10: 0307720462 ISBN-13: 978-0307720467 PROS: Book transcends petty politics while being straightforward and realistic. Proposes understandable models of elite decline. Reviews historical issues past and present on elite decline, providing useful fine … Continue reading

Review: Ready For Anything, 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done by David Allen

Review: Ready For Anything, 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done by David Allen. ISBN-10: 0143034545 ISBN-13: 978-0143034544 PROS: Advice is presented in intense, “bite-sized” sets of tips that make for easy reading. Little wasted space Stories help illustrate the … Continue reading

Book Review: Nice Guys Can Get The Corner Office by Russ Edelman and Timothy Hiltabiddle

Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office: Eight Strategies for Winning in Business Without Being a Jerk ISBN-10: 1591842093 ISBN-13: 978-1591842095 PROS: Surprisingly insightful look into nice guys, winning strategies, and personality issues. Has helpful examples. Has organized tips that … Continue reading

Book Review: Language Intelligence By Joseph Romm

Language Intelligence: Lessons on persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga  by Joseph J. Romm ISBN-10: 1477452222 ISBN-13: 978-1477452226 PROS: Explains good communications skills. Lots of interesting current and historical examples. Spells things out in plain but effective language. … Continue reading