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The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work (review)

September 17th, 2013 by alephnaught

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work (review)

Title: The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work (review) Author: Scott Berkun File Size: 1931 KB Print Length: 277 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118660633 Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (August 20, 2013) Language: English ASIN: B00DVJXI4M Loved this book! One of the fastest reads I’ve had lately, coupled with more highlighter and […]

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Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It (review)

May 19th, 2013 by alephnaught

Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It (review)

Title: Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It Author: Mitch Joel Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Business Plus (May 21, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1455523305 ISBN-13: 978-1455523306 Ctrl Alt Delete is a view of the new business future from Mitch Joel, who has authored the blog Six Pixels of […]

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The Pain Journal (review)

April 14th, 2013 by alephnaught

The Pain Journal (review)

Title: The Pain Journal Author: Bob Flanagan Paperback: 205 pages Publisher: Semiotext(e) (November 1, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 1584350024 ISBN-13: 978-1584350026 My son suggested I read this book – he has cystic fibrosis and so did Bob Flanagan. This book is a journal he kept for just over a year near the end of his […]

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Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits Volume 1 TP (review)

December 3rd, 2012 by alephnaught

Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits Volume 1 TP (review)

Title:Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits Volume 1 TP Author:Jen Van Meter (Author), Various (Author) Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: Oni Press (October 19, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1934964484 ISBN-13: 978-1934964484 This is a hilarious graphic novel of stories about a mythical punk rock family; one of the kids has a gift for business, one invents words, and […]

Alif the Unseen (review)

December 2nd, 2012 by alephnaught

Alif the Unseen (review)

Title: Alif the Unseen Author: G. Willow Wilson Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Grove Press; First Edition edition (June 19, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0802120202 ISBN-13: 978-0802120205 I found this book while browsing at Small World Books on the boardwalk in Venice Beach. The book starts with an old man who has enslaved a jinn to […]

How Music Works (review)

November 19th, 2012 by alephnaught

How Music Works (review)

Title: How Music Works Author: David Byrne Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: McSweeney’s; First Edition edition (September 12, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1936365537 ISBN-13: 978-1936365531 I purchased the iBooks version, which included a lot of extra material such as photos and lecture material (which was cool) and a bunch of music at the end (which I […]

The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

October 7th, 2012 by alephnaught

The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

Title:The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism Author:Matt Mason Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (May 5, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 141653220X ISBN-13: 978-1416532200 I saw this book in a bookstore when we were trading in books and decided to give it a try – I’m glad I did, overall. The […]

Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (review)

September 11th, 2012 by alephnaught

Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (review)

Title: Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land [Hardcover] Author: Paul Buhle, Harvey Pekar, Neal Gabler, David Lasky, Barry Deutsch, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodriguez, Sharon Rudahl Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Abrams ComicArts; Bilingual edition (September 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0810997495 ISBN-13: 978-0810997493 This is a very cool book – most of it is a […]

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (review)

September 9th, 2012 by alephnaught

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (review)

Title: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business [Hardcover] Author: Charles Duhigg Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1400069289 ISBN-13: 978-1400069286 If you’re into leadership or self-help or helping others, this book should be on your bookshelf (or your iPad). […]

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet [Hardcover] (review)

September 8th, 2012 by alephnaught

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet [Hardcover] (review)

Title: Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet [Hardcover] Author:Andrew Blum (Author) Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Ecco (May 29, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0061994936 ISBN-13: 978-0061994937 If you want to understand more about the internet, this is a great book. Where most books tell you about web browsers and on-line apps, this book […]

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