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The Pirate’s Dilemma

The Pirate’s Dilemma is a fascinating new book that takes an in depth look at the impact youth culture is having on nearly every aspect of modern life, including society, economics, and technology. Matt Mason delivers a book that is highly entertaining and filled with thought provoking new perspectives.
As the book explains:

Youth cultures often [...]

The Starfish and the Spider

If you cut off a spider’s leg, it is crippled and likely to die. If you cut off the leg of a starfish, it grows a new one. Fascinatingly, the severed leg can grow into a second starfish. That is the metaphor alluded to in the title of The Starfish and the [...]

Everything is Miscellaneous

Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, by David Weinberger, is a book about how we identify and organize information in the digital realm. It draws contrasts to methods previously used for hundreds and thousands of years in the physical world, before the advent of digital technologies.
From card catalogs, as drawers [...]

Review of The Black Swan

I recently finished reading my initial book of the new year, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Though it is still early, I’m willing to bet that this may be the most interesting book I read all year, despite being the first.
As summarized by the front flap [...]