Be Here Now, 1971, Ram Dass

Be Here Now (1971/2012, read 2012) ($6, link) Ram Dass   After writing reports on Sam Harris’ Waking Up and Ekhart Toller’s The Power of Now, I see that this book is the same message mystics and philosophers have said for millennia. But I read it before my own “waking up” experience in 2013, … Read more

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology, Johnjoe McFadden, 2015

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology, Johnjoe McFadden “Dig deeper and you will always find quantum mechanics lurking at the heart of our familiar reality.” Remember this. This is probably the most intellectually challenging book I’ve ever read, but it was worth it, and I’m as excited to review it … Read more

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell (2006)

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell ($13, link), 2006 (Read 2012, reviewed 2015/2017) Read this three years ago [five]. Indeed, the first highlight below sums it all up: the law of the few, the stickiness factor, and the power of context; although unfortunately I can’t exactly recall … Read more

Secrets of Power Negotiating, Roger Dawson (2012, read 2013)

Secrets of Power Negotiating 15th Anniversary Edition, Roger Dawson (2012, read 2013) “The art of conflict resolution is to get people off of their positions and focused back on their mutual interests.” This should be essential reviewing regularly, and before any type of negotiation, relating to job-searches/offers, apartments, houses, large items and appliances, vacations and … Read more

The Martian: A Novel, Andy Weir (2014)

The Martian: A Novel, Andy Weir (2014, read 2015)   LOG ENTRY: SOL 381 I’ve been thinking about laws on Mars. Yeah, I know, it’s a stupid thing to think about, but I have a lot of free time. There’s an international treaty saying no country can lay claim to anything that’s not on Earth. And … Read more