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Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It by Cali Ressler
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I'm really conflicted on this one. On one hand, I think ROWE is a completely revolutionary concept and this book is the best thing you can read to get up to speed on it. However, I think this book also takes an overly simplistic approach. The constan ...more
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Robert Kennedy by Evan Thomas
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For the most part I really enjoyed this book on Robert Kennedy. I'm fascinated by the Kennedy years and this was the first book I have read that focused on RFK, a man who I think might be even more interesting of a person than his more famous older b ...more
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Super Crunchers by Ian Ayres
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While a lot of this book was stuff that I was somewhat familiar with (e.g., A/B and multivariate testing) there was enough new materials and insights in here to make this a highly-recommended read. We're moving more and more into a data-driven cultur ...more
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The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
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Mixed feelings on this one. It's really two books in one. The first being a very detailed account of the cholera epidemic in London in the mid-1800s. The second being a very insightful look at how maps, crowdsourcing, urban density and geo-tagged con ...more
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The Shangri-La Diet by Seth Roberts
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I've read a ton of diet and nutrition books and have learned to be disappointed with most of them. So I didn't come into this one with high expectations. But Roberts blew me away. Now whether the Shangri-La Diet is the cure-all for the global obesity ...more
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Obama by David Mendell
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I've read Audacity of Hope so I was curious as to how this one would differ. I think it's a little more "balanced" portrayal of Obama and the juiciest parts are where Mendell talks about some of Barack's more idiosyncratic behaviors. I definitely fel ...more
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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
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I definitely enjoyed this one. It's a fabulous cautionary tale about the woes of suburban life and seems well ahead of its time. The early part of the book was amazing, the ending merely good. But on the whole it was great to finish the book and then ...more
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Brothers by David Talbot
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One of my favorite books of the last several years. Took a while to get through it but well, well worth it. I do feel like the book but be little bit pro-Kennedy but it wasn't bad. If you love history or politics you should definitely consider readin ...more
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The Cluetrain Manifesto by Rick Levine
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Ground-breaking when it was written but hasn't aged well. The premises are still strong but the fact that this book reiterates them over and over gets tiresome. Dropped this one 1/3 of the way through.
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