Doing The Thing

It’s been a while since I have written here. And from time to time I reflect a little on why. It’s because of Amy Poehler. More specifically it is because her quote-filled delightful book Yes Please. This is one of the quotes that really hit me. “The talking about the thing isn’t the thing. The […]

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December 31, 2017  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Books, Personal

Get Rich Once

I recently had a meeting with one of my long-term financial advisors Rusty Holcombe. He has his own firm, Holcombe Financial. As always the meeting was thought provoking. To say Rusty is a contrarian is quite the understatement. As we we leaving Rusty gave us a few books. One on top grading sales, finding good employees, […]

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March 7, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Books, Personal

Accidental Empires

I have been a fan of Robert X. Cringely for a long time. Back in the day I used Bob's Nerds 2.0.1 PBS documentary to train new hires on the basics and history of the Internet. While I am not big enough of a fan to know what the X. is all about I must admit much […]

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October 18, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Books, Computing

The Blind Side

Over the weekend I finished reading The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.  I purchased the book last year and let it sit until the heart of the football season.  After you read it you will never watch a football game in the same way again. The book is two intertwined stories.  […]

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December 4, 2007  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Books, Sports

Reviewing “Citizen Marketers”

I have been reviewing  "Citizens Marketers" the new book by Ben and Jackie over at Church of the Customer. It is hard to fathom someone five years ago making a post  on the Internet for a bunch of unkown and non book industry people to review a draft of a book. Jackie only asked for […]

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July 20, 2006  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Books