Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

Book review with synopsis: Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson. Anyone who is involved in any field of productive creativity, from business, to science, to engineering, to art, has probably asked themselves the question "where do good ideas come from?" This book attempts to answer that question with a twist: Continue reading

FTC Fines “Organic” Personal Care Product Retailer For Fraud

A lot of companies in the personal care product industry are committing fraud. They're lying about what is is their products, and/or they're simply using generic off the shelf formulas comprised of chemical soup. They focus only on marketing, rather than what is in their products, and put consumer health at risk as a result. Here is a perfect example of that. Continue reading

Detergents Versus Real Soap: Facts And Fictions

Why should you care if you wash with soap or detergent? Are they not the same? Isn't soap just that, soap? Items labeled soap are not always soap, they're often actually detergents. Detergents are very different from soaps, and the reason this matters is the same reason why we started Nature's Complement: it has to do with health. Continue reading

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Taleb

If I were forced to compile a list of "top ten books I have read that help a person understand the world" this book would certainly be on it. I have to admit this book review was a long time coming. I first read this book in 2017, and I have procrastinated on writing a book review since then, mostly due to wanting to do justice to such an important compilation of insights. Continue reading

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

Book Review with synopsis. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell. This book cuts across a broad range of topics, yet does a good job of weaving them together with the common theme question of "what is really an advantage and what is really a disadvantage?". Gladwell challenges the common wisdom of what constitutes each. Continue reading

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