Archive for May, 2005

May 29th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and ‘s-Hertogenbosch

On this trip, I left for Amsterdam on May 24 for work and returned June 2. I had the weekend of May 28 and 29 off; this time my friends suggested ‘s-Hertogenbosch (or just Den Bosch, pronounced “den bos”), so I took the train there on Saturday; the only train is an intercity but it […]

May 28th, 2005 by alephnaught

Being Logical

Title: Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking Author: D. Q. McInerny Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (May 10, 2005) ISBN: 0812971159 I’m again in Amsterdam. This time I wanted to bring a couple of small books in case I took a train someplace. Well, I did (you can find my travelogue […]

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May 22nd, 2005 by alephnaught

Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body

Title: Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body Author: Armand Marie Leroi Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics); Reprint edition (February 1, 2005) ISBN: 0142004820 Read this book on my most recent flight home from Amsterdam – I saw it in one of the bookstores in the secure area at Schiphol airport, its was […]

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May 17th, 2005 by alephnaught

An observation – Dutch women

I finally figured something out! Translate

Posted in The Netherlands,

May 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Yet another trip to Amsterdam with a side trip to Arnhem

Business takes me back to Amsterdam again Translate

Posted in Personal,

May 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Unleashing the Ideavirus

Title: Unleasing the Ideavirus Author: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell Paperback: 234 pages Publisher: Hyperion (October 10, 2001) ISBN: 0786887176 If you want to consider less traditional ways of marketing, and especially marketing products that open new markets, this book is for you. Seth Godin is famous for thinking out of the box (as if we’ve […]

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May 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and Arnhem

I left for Amsterdam on May 8 for work and returned May 19. I had the weekend of May 14 and 15 off; some of my friends from work suggested going to the Arnhem to the Open Air Museum (Openluchtmuseum), so I took the train there on Saturday; the sneltrain (fast train) takes one hour […]

May 4th, 2005 by alephnaught

A Non-Profit Guide to Commerce in Florence

Excellent web site Translate

Posted in Personal,

May 4th, 2005 by alephnaught

Islamic Banking Grows, With All Sorts of Rules

May 3 story from the Wall Street Journal Translate

Posted in Saudi Arabia,