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

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

STINK! Documentary review

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STINK! The Movie The Chemical Industry Doesn't Want You To SeeWe're not big on television, but every now and then we splurge with organic homemade pizza, a glass of wine, and sit down to enjoy a movie instead of a book. Last night was one of those nights. With everything geared up and almost ready for the holidays, and a huge to do list starting soon, it was a night to relax. But relax I did not. I got mad. Continue reading