Robert Langdon's adventures take him stateside, uncovering the mysteries of the Masons. The book touches...moreDan Brown's The Lost Symbol is a worthy read.
Robert Langdon's adventures take him stateside, uncovering the mysteries of the Masons. The book touches on interesting doctrinal ideas, and many masonic stereotypes/conspiracies. I was certainly interested in the Mason storyline.
Although the book was formulaic and somewhat predictable, I still could not manage to put the book down, finishing it in one day off.
I would rate this book higher than Da Vinci Code, but not quite as good or surprising as Angels and Demons.(less)
The book that spawned economic interest in young minds.
I never considered economics to be markedly interesting. However, after reading this book for a...moreThe book that spawned economic interest in young minds.
I never considered economics to be markedly interesting. However, after reading this book for a basic Econ course at Weber State, I understood that economics is not just the study of graphs and charting numbers.
Real data can produce very interesting theories and explanations for basic human activities.
The discussions on crime, cheating, and education were all eye-opening.
The controversial evidence that supports abortion as a contributor to the steep decrease in crime during the 1990s may be hard to swallow, but is certainly a logical explanation for some hard questions.
This was a book to be read for school, but I ended up reading it all over the course of two days. If you're interested in the economy, psychology, human nature, or crime, take a look at this book.(less)
This is certainly required reading for anyone who wants to create a successful business. You may be successful without it, but the information in this...moreThis is certainly required reading for anyone who wants to create a successful business. You may be successful without it, but the information in this book will streamline your venture from start-up to serious growth.
It has been awhile since I read this book, so I cannot include my original thoughts and notes into this review. However, it is not a terribly long or intimidating book. I highly recommend it.
My biggest takeaway from The E-Myth Revisited is that any business should be simplified into a series of systems. Once that is done, anyone can be plugged into any position and follow the instructions.
**spoiler alert** You can see from my ratings of the previous books that I loved this series.
The author is an expert at keeping the reader intrigued...more**spoiler alert** You can see from my ratings of the previous books that I loved this series.
The author is an expert at keeping the reader intrigued with descriptive text, lovable characters, and frequent highlights.
I laughed out loud multiple times, and I looked forward to the resolution of the series.
The biggest drawback to the book was that there was little wonder to how the book would end. There were no great sacrifices made by main characters, and everything seemed to go according to plan. The greatest surprise of the book could have been divined after reading the first chapter.
However, it is a book written primarily for young adults, even children. To that end, the book succeeds and excels at entertaining the reader.
I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys fiction or fantasy.(less)
Despite being a couple of years old, the book gives a profound summary of technology's role in globalizat...moreThe World is Flat is certainly an eye-opener.
Despite being a couple of years old, the book gives a profound summary of technology's role in globalization and it's effect on modern day society.
I listened to this as an audio program on my daily commutes, and was intrigued by the rapid flattening of the world. I think that the decisions that our nation makes over the next decade will greatly influence our place in the world. We can remain a world leader by innovating and putting our labor force to work in advancing American technology and ideas, or we can cede our economic and world status to China and India as they graduate from highly educated laborers to world thought leaders.
On a macro level, I recognized that outsourcing will be a huge factor in my life. While I feel that my future career as a teacher is relatively safe from Indian outsourcing, that does not mean that I can be complacent in furthering my personal education and potential impact in my field.
The tools that have flattened the world can certainly be used in education. I could teach my high school class from Disneyland, or Uruguay. All I need is an internet connection.