Save Our Libraries – How Tragic That This Is Even An Issue (a Speech by Philip Pullman Provides Quite a Rallying Cry)

In the process of doing my own thesis – not for a Ph.D., because I never took a graduate degree, but just my undergraduate honors thesis — the single most formative experience in my career took place.  It was not a tutor or a teacher or a fellow student or a great book or the… Read More Save Our Libraries – How Tragic That This Is Even An Issue (a Speech by Philip Pullman Provides Quite a Rallying Cry)

What Makes A Good Writer? It May Start With Being A Good Reader – Consider Barbara Tuchman

What makes a good writer?  It may start with being a good reader. And what makes a good reader?  It may start with a love of books. And what creates a love of books?  That’s tougher to answer…  But for those who are lucky enough to love books, we have our champions.  Like Barbara Tuchman.… Read More What Makes A Good Writer? It May Start With Being A Good Reader – Consider Barbara Tuchman

The Black Swan, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Preparing for the Unexpected…

Yesterday, I presented my synopsis of the provocative book The Black Swan:  The Impact of the HIGHLY IMPROBABLE by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.  This was requested by a large, Dallas-based international company to launch their lunch & learn sessions for 2010.  The CEO had mentioned the book at a yearly planning meeting, and all of the… Read More The Black Swan, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Preparing for the Unexpected…

A Blog for Book Readers and Book Lovers — With Special Emphasis on Business Books

When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments. (Paul to Timothy, 2 Timothy 4:13) Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library. and To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. and Books are the carriers of civilization. Without… Read More A Blog for Book Readers and Book Lovers — With Special Emphasis on Business Books