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Blackberry by Rod McQueen
"I was shocked this book didn't come with a DIY shrine kit to Balsillie & Lazaridis. Sarcasm aside, it was painfully clear that the author had unfettered access to the executives, but in exchange for that was an agreement that the book would de..." Read more of this review »
Adam Wiggins rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Blackberry by Rod McQueen
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This is a terrible book.

It's pure propaganda for RIM, the BlackBerry, and the founders / co-CEOs of the company. It completely ignores the threat of the iPhone, mentioning it just once as one of many contenders in the mobile marketplace and nothing t
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Bury My Heart at Conference Room B by Stan Slap
"If the only redeeming quality about a book is the author's personal charisma than there's no point in finishing it.

The theme of Bury My Heart at Conference Room B is that managers should be emotionally committed to their jobs, that their values sh..." Read more of this review »
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Bury My Heart at Conference Room B by Stan Slap
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Makes a great point in the introduction: you do your best work when you are emotionally invested in your job and your company. You can only be emotionally invested when you are able to "live your values at work." I agree.

After that it goes on a rambl
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Adam Wiggins and 11 other people liked Tabasco's review of Status Anxiety:
Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
""Status Anxiety" by Alain De Botton is a sparkly book that, for the most part, I enjoyed immensely. However, like other readers, I have some problems with it.

First of all, a gentle reminder to everyone who approaches a "philosophical" book like th..." Read more of this review »
Adam Wiggins and 9 other people liked Brad's review of Ubik:
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
"The concept behind Ubik is as brilliant as any of Philip K. Dick's ideas.

Glen Runciter is dead, or maybe he's not. All the people who work for him in his anti-paranormal "Prudence Organization" are dead, or maybe they're not. But even if they're..." Read more of this review »
Adam Wiggins rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
Status Anxiety
by Alain de Botton (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Status is a cornerstone of human existence. Absolutely everything we do — going to school, getting a job, finding a mate, socializing with friends —is dominated by what standing we have in the groups of people that we are doing these things with.

I wi
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Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Ubik
by Philip K. Dick
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“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain
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Fooling Houdini by Alex  Stone
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An entertaining, autobiographical story of one man's journey into the geeky world of magic. From vanish objects to cheating at cards to mentalism; from Houdini to David Copperfield to Penn & Teller — this is a fun topic and a well-written book, i ...more
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Douglas Adams
“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Connie Willis
“You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call you man's best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by-”
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

Mark Twain
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain

Guy Gavriel Kay
“Some writers later, describing the events of that night and day, wrote that Wan'yen of the Altai had seen a spirit-dragon of the river and become afraid. Writers do that sort of thing. They like dragons in their tales.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, River of Stars

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