Book Giveaway

By Thursday, December 26, 2013 2 0

The winner of a signed hardback copy of "David and Goliath" is Jacqueline Nichols of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Congratulations, Jacqueline. Malcolm Gladwell's latest bestselling book gives us specific reasons and examples of how underdogs and good causes win. Like all of Gladwell's books starting with "The Tipping Point", this is a pageturner full of stories and surprising truths. I always come ...

Good Books

By Saturday, March 7, 2009 14 0

Reading good books make us richer in what matters. Find my favorite book-riches below, and tell us about your own favorites via a comment. Inspiring Nonfiction David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. See here for review. Nickel And Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich    Poverty is caused by unemployment, right? No. The great majority of poverty in the U.S. is caused ...

The Inconvenient Truth of the Diamond-Cut Life

By Friday, January 4, 2008 3 0

Bad news here for the advertising industry, but good news for human beings and all other species. Research from many countries shows that after people’s survival needs and some reasonable pleasure needs are met, consumption piled-higher-and-deeper does NOT create more happiness. Rich is not great. Greed is not cool. Working harder might be moving you backward.

Inconvenient, at least for 20th century notions of economic growth and GDP, but

Seeking A Diamond-Cut Life

By Wednesday, January 2, 2008 1 0

I’m back after a break! Pulitzer prize winner Jared Diamond points out in the New York Times today that we in the U.S. are consuming 32 times more than the citizens of developing countries, and that that has to change because the earth’s resources are running out.

A little more surprisingly, he also says something I have been maintaining for years: our quality of life is not directly tied to our

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