Category: Book Review

  • The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success

    The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success

    While listening to a podcast interview of Ross Douthat, I was intrigued by his description of this, his most recent book. The description from Amazon:The Decadent Society explains what happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing—how the combination of wealth and technological proficiency with economic stagnation, political stalemates, cultural exhaustion, and demographic decline creates…

  • Breakthrough Thinking

    One fascinating thing I garnered from Breakthrough Thinking is the focus on innovation. Exercises to enhance breakout thinking and change perspective are practical and eye-opening!

  • The Medici Effect

    The Medici Effect

    The premise of this excellent book is that potential and powerful creativity lie at the intersection of different fields of study, disciplines, and differences of many kinds.

  • Why I Read “Principles” by Ray Dalio

    Why I Read “Principles” by Ray Dalio

    Here are a few of my observations as I am halfway through reading Dalio’s book, Principles. Dreams + Reality + Determination = Success   Ray Dalio started his company, Bridgewater Associates, out of his 2-bedroom apartment. Over forty years later, Fortune Magazine says Bridgewater is the fifth most important private company in the world, and…

  • What’s in My Briefcase these Days?

    What’s in My Briefcase these Days?

    Like many of you, I’m sure, I usually try to read a few books simultaneously. I keep the current few books in my computer briefcase and basically take them with me everywhere I go. Even though I may not read them—I frequently see them and anticipate the next time I can get to them again!…