Category Archives: Technology

A DEADLY WANDERING by Matt Richtel

We have all seen it: someone looking down while driving. Texting. Heck, I saw three people doing it yesterday, when I went out on my porch to check the mail. They were driving 25 miles per hour down a crowded … Continue reading

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AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH by Chris Hadfield

If, like me, you are lucky enough to have a great father, you could easily imagine him writing a book like Colonel Chris Hadfield’s recent bestseller, AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH: What Going to Space Taught Me About … Continue reading

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THE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson’s latest 500-pager, THE INNOVATORS: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, is a paradox. Much like its predecessor, STEVE JOBS, it’s a dense page-turner. For pages and pages, it made me think about … Continue reading

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FLASH BOYS by Michael Lewis

If you have any money in the stock market, you need to read FLASH BOYS. Of course, I am biased because Michael Lewis (author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, Boomerang, etc., etc.) could write the … Continue reading

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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

In my favorite scene in the movie Apollo 13, the engineers at Mission Control have 15 minutes and a bunch of random equipment (duct tape, suit hoses, bags) to invent something that will save the astronauts from running out of … Continue reading

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STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson

In spite of the waves of economic turmoil unsettling this country and many others, and although the Occupy Wall Street protesters have shone a spotlight on the financial disparities between the rich and everyone else (i.e., 1% vs. 99%), I … Continue reading

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