Category Archives: Books

Blackfish City

Blackfish CityBy Sam J. MillerHarperCollins, New York, 2018 A warrior woman comes to the city of Qannaq in a small skiff accompanied by an orca and a polar bear.  Who is she?  Why has she come?  What’s her plan?  That’s … Continue reading

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Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (2nd Edition)By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al SwitzlerMcGraw-Hill, New York, 2012 Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they suddenly got defensive? Maybe you were talking with … Continue reading

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Principles

Principlesby Ray DalioSimon & Schuster, New York, 2017 I don’t often read books by celebrity CEOs. They can be jejune; more a testament to the author’s ego and less about providing any real insight or substance. Principles by Ray Dalio … Continue reading

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Seven Books in Seven Days

I recently did one of those social media challenges where you’re supposed to post one thing each day for seven days.  In this case, the “one thing” was the cover of a book you love. I thought I’d recap my … Continue reading

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Fascism: A Warning

Fascism: A WarningBy Madeleine AlbrightHarperCollins, New York, 2018 When she spoke to an adoring, packed house at Seattle’s Paramount Theater on the evening of April, 24, 2018, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stated clearly that she was not accusing … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr Scribner, New York, 2014 I’m not quite sure what to make of this book. It’s beautifully constructed, like an intricate puzzle box. All the pieces fit together with precision and artistry. … Continue reading

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Tom Wolfe: A Tribute

I first encountered Tom Wolfe’s writing, or at least his books, as a young child, when a hardback copy of The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby arrived at our house in Oakville, Ontario, about 25 miles west of Toronto. If I … Continue reading

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