September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World

Title: Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World Author: Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Koval Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Currency (January 18, 2005) ISBN: 0385508174 This is a brief report on my attendance at a Company of Friends discussion of the book Bang!: Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World. In addition to […]

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August 16th, 2005 by alephnaught

Rescue in Denmark

Title: Rescue in Denmark Author: Harold Flender Paperback: 281 pages Publisher: Unites States Holocaust (December 1980) ISBN-10: 0896040186 ISBN-13: 978-0896040182 This book recounts how the Danes saved over 98.5 percent of the Jews in Denmark from the Nazi Holocaust in World War II. It stresses how the Danes came together, even people that didn”t know […]

August 16th, 2005 by alephnaught

What the CEO Wants You to Know

Title: What the CEO Wants You to Know Author: Ram Charan Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: Crown Business; 1st edition (February 13, 2001) ISBN: 0609608398 This book is really good. Its a great primer on how basic business works. I think the four prime values of cash, margin, velocity, and growth are important to remember. Translate

June 23rd, 2005 by alephnaught

The Jews of Florence

Title: The Jews of Florence From the Origins of the Community up to the Present Author: Roberto G. Salvadori Paperback: 95 pages Publisher: Editrice La Giuntina, Florence, Italy, 2001 ISBN: 88-8057-124-9 A good short book describing the history of the Jews in Florence. There were lots of ups and downs for the Jews in Florence […]

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June 22nd, 2005 by alephnaught

We Did Nothing

Title: We Did Nothing: Why the Truth Doesn’t Always Come Out When the UN Goes In Author: Linda Polman Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Viking Adult (Penguin Books), 29 May 2003 ISBN: 067091424X Found this book at the English Book Exchange in Florence on vacation – I had finished the two I’d brought, was reading a […]

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June 20th, 2005 by alephnaught

God and Money

Title: God and Money: Florence and the Medici in the Renaissance Author: Richard Fremantle (Leo S. Oleschki Editore) Paperback: 66 pages Publisher: Casa Editrice Leo S.Olschki (December, 1992) ASIN: 8822239393 We bought God and Money in the upstairs bookstore at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. This book discusses the struggle between money and the Church […]

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June 18th, 2005 by alephnaught

Ada Blackjack

Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Artic Author: Jennifer Niven Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: Hyperion (November 3, 2004) ISBN: 078688746X Ada Blackjack was an Eskimo who joined the ill-fated attempt to colonize Wrangell Island. This book starts with a description of Ada and the Chautauqua tours, where famous people and musicians […]

June 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Inside the Kingdom

Title: Inside the Kingdom Author: Carmen bin Ladin Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Warner Books (June 13, 2005) ISBN: 0446694886 This is finally out in paperback, so I brought it along for my latest flight to Amsterdam. The book is pretty good and a fast read. She’s obviously lived inside Saudi Arabia as a wife of […]

June 10th, 2005 by alephnaught


Title: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Author: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: William Morrow (May 1, 2005) ISBN: 006073132X This book is a fun read. It purports to be about nothing and everything, and its probably pretty close. While some of the statements are probably […]

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June 4th, 2005 by alephnaught

The Executive Guide to Information Security

Title: The Executive Guide to Information Security: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions Author: Mark Egan with Tim Mather Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (November 30, 2004) ISBN: 0321304519 I think this is a great introduction to information security for a busy executive. There’s a lot of good information and places to start in improving a […]

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