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Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things - 18 Oct 2014

Ben Horowitz’s book, “The Hard Thing About Hard Things“, takes you from his start with Marc Andreessen in the 90s to the present day with his successful VC firm. My main takeaway was: being a CEO is really, really hard.  It’s easy to share successes, and Ben has plenty.  But he chose to share the […]

Indiana Central Library Internet Speedtest - 21 Aug 2013

I took the bus yesterday to do some research at the Indianapolis Central Library. My first time there was just last Thursday to see the estimable Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicles do a Q&A, a reading and signings. Rothfuss was phenomenal. I don’t know what I expected, but he outdid whatever expectations I […]

The Best 5 Books I Read in 2008 - 29 Dec 2008

I do a lot of reading. They’re mostly read audio books checked out from the library with a few regular books added to the mix. From the fifty plus books I read this year (at least since I started tracking them on LibraryThing), here’s my top five, in the order that I read them. The […]

Personal Development for Smart People - 26 Nov 2008

I enjoy reading personal development books. For instance, I’ve read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” 7 times. I love learning how to improve myself, but reading (or listening) to books doesn’t get me to act on that knowledge. In other words, I often don’t put into practice what I read. There are a […]

Walk Into an Amazon Bookstore Online - 19 Jun 2008

Zoomi is one of those ideas that makes you wonder why no one thought of it before. All it’s doing is putting a pretty face on Amazon, but it makes the experience like walking through a bookstore and perusing the shelves. They say the site is slow in Firefox 3 (which everyone should now be […]

How to keep track of the books you read - 14 May 2008

“The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life” by Steve Leveen suggests you track all of the books you’ve read. This enables you to see patterns, refer back to the list for reference needs and illustrates your varying interests over time. Plus, it’s cool to see how many books you’ve read. I started to do this, […]

The Myths of Innovation - 30 May 2007

I just received a free copy of The Myths of Innovation from Scott Berkun, who was kind enough to offer me one since I reviewed his other book. Ever since I watched the video (High Bandwidth version or Low bandwidth version) about the book I’ve been looking forward to reading it. I’ll post a review […]