Book Reviews

Excellent Sheep

It tugs at my convictions to offer a great review for a book that I just finished reading, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, by William Deresiewicz. There is a tendency that all of us succumb to that prompts us to discount an entire work of […]

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The Changing Economic Landscape And Jobs

In addition to some of the obvious changes regarding the contemporary workforce, the underlying economy that supports the workforce is changing also. Some economists and trend pundits believe that the United States, and indeed the entire world, will see an adjustment to the very foundation of our economy in terms of wealth distribution and fewer […]

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Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar

Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success By James Marcus Bach Published by Scribner Here’s a great book self-educators will enjoy. Bach employs the “buccaneer” analogy to describe his personal quest for a self-directed and personally meaningful education. Bach never finished high school, yet […]

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The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism

The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism By James Geary Published by Bloomsbury USA Quotes and aphorisms have always fascinated me. There’s something compelling about short, concise wisdom that packs a punch that longer prose might not. For those people like me who worship these forms of writing, I urge you […]

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Do It To Do It

This relates in many ways to yesterday’s post. I read a book that’s changed my perspective more than I had imagined it would. Don’t Miss Your Life: Find More Joy and Fulfillment Now by Joe Robinson offers us the all too often ignored wisdom of pursing our passions and interests in life for no other […]

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Proving You’re Qualified: Strategies for Competent People Without College Degrees

Proving You’re Qualified: Strategies for Competent People without College Degrees By Charles D. Hayes Published by Autodidactic Press Ask a random sampling of people who are in successful careers how they learned to do their current job and a large percentage of them will say “I learned on the job.” I hear it all the […]

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