Archive for the Books Category

Vision Boards

Has anyone out there created a vision board? I am in the middle of reading The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life by John Assaraf & Murray Smith and they advocate creating a vision board as they “are an especially powerful tool for imprinting your aspirations on your nonconscious brain.” Considering that I am in a transition period, personally and professionally, thinking that this tool along with the others they advocate just might be the sort of new age thing to help me step up my game so was curious about other people’s experience.

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The Future of Reputation

For anyone concerened with their online reputation, they should consider reading: The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet written by George Washington University Law School Professor Daniel J. Solove. You can purchase online via amazon or you can read in full via Solove’s website. Below is a synopsis: Teeming with chatrooms, online discussion groups, and blogs, the Internet offers previously unimagined opportunities for personal expression and communication. But there’s a dark side to the story. A trail of information fragments about us is forever preserved on the Internet, instantly available in a Google search. A permanent […]

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Since I moved to London a few years ago, I do not buy as many books. The main reason is that I just do not have the space to house them. So while I still spend a fair bit of time lounging at book stores, I just look longingly at the books for the most part. As a result, you’d think I’d be interested in an ebook. However, like Nick Hornby, I just would not be caught reading with one. Why? Well at £400 the borders version is bloody expensive! Plus for a book lover like myself, part of the […]

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The Logic of Life

The excerpt below from Tim Hardford’s new book The Logic of Life is interesting, but the research and analysis is hardly groundbreaking. The Economics of Marriage Posted Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at 7:46 AM ET This week Slate is publishing two excerpts from Tim Harford’s new book, The Logic of Life, which is premised on the notion that if we want to understand our world—or how to change it—we must first understand the rational choices that shape it. Ever since John von Neumann’s game theory promised to help us understand love and marriage, economists have been interested in how people […]

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Leap Year Optimism

And so it ends, my three week vacation. It initially was only going to be two weeks, but then it turned out that I would still have a few days left due to not taking a proper vacation earlier in the year due to the house search/move. So I approached my boss about taking the remaining days during the first week in January and luckily he was agreeable. The highlight for the time off was definitely going to Vienna. It’s a beautiful city and I would definitely love to go back with someone special when the weather is much, much […]

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