Author Archives: Harry Katz


Two unrelated events this weekend connected together to get me thinking about how we live our lives. On Saturday, my wife and I went to a celebration of life for a man named Dennis who died a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Losing Earth

Losing Earth By Nathaniel Rich Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 2019 The Sunday New York Times Magazine devoted its entire August 1, 2018 issue to a single article called Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change by … Continue reading

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Diversity Explosion

Diversity Explosion By William H. Frey Brookings Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 2018 (Revised edition) In 2011, more minority babies were born in the United States than white babies for the first time.  In 2015, 24 of the largest 100 metropolitan … Continue reading

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Endeavour:  The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World By Peter Moore Chatto & Windus, London, 2018 Pop quiz:  What does “endeavour” mean to you? a)  To attempt, to strive, to exert oneself towards achieving some goal, b)  The … Continue reading

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The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor Books, New York, 2008 Reading The Palace of Illusions felt like seeing the ocean for the first time. It’s beautiful and vast and awe-inspiring.  It’s unexpected and unforgettable.  And it beckons … Continue reading

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Who Can You Trust?

Who Can You Trust?  How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart By Rachel Botsman Public Affairs, New York, 2017 Trust is like engine oil: when it’s present everything runs smoothly, but when it’s not they … Continue reading

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Radical Candor

Radical Candor:  Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityBy Kim ScottSt. Martin’s Press, New York, 2017 Search the web for “top 10 reasons people quit their jobs” and you’ll find “bad boss”, “terrible boss”, or “relationship with boss” at … Continue reading

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