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Review: Sleights of Mind

May 31, 2013
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Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions By Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde with Sandra Blakeslee

Review: The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde

December 22, 2012
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I happened to be logged into my Google account one day when I received a surprise invitation to join a video hangout with Mike Rohde, who was testing the service to see what it did. Mike, who is part of the secret cabal of super-nice, super-competent Minnesotans Midwesterners I keep bumping into, has gained quite

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Review: “Eat People” by Andy Kessler

March 17, 2011
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I’ve often wondered how business people think differently than other people. To date, I’m most familiar with the world view of engineers and artists. As an engineer, I find I’m drawn to the minutia sequencing action to produce results. As an artist, I’m drawn to the interplay of my senses and thoughts with other people’s

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Review: The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman

February 17, 2011
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I’m a reluctant business person. While I’ve had the notion that I could somehow parlay my interest in making/writing into some kind of sustainable lifestyle, it’s only recently that I’ve even started to think about this in business terms. It’s perhaps not that surprising since I’m a preacher’s kid, and I grew up in an

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Book Review: The Personal MBA

I’ve just finished my review of Josh Kaufman’s The Personal MBA, which joins my short list of foundational awesome books. I’d received an advance copy back in 2010, and had intended to review it earlier, but got swept up in the holidays. You can read my review in the new “information wing” of the blog;

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