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Book Review - Things a Little Bird Told Me by Biz Stone

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You may have read our book review on Hatching Twitter by Nick Bolton, a fascinating take on the founding of Twitter and the men behind its creation. Hatching Twitter was, at points, a dark read on the infighting and personalities of a little start-up company that quickly became a multi-billion dollar business.  Things a Little Bird Told Me  is Biz Stone's account of the founding of Twitter and his personal story

Book Review - Quick and Nimble plus the latest from Walter Isaacson

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Last year, we reviewed Walter Isaacsson's book on Steve Jobs, a betseller and fascinating read. Isaacson is currently working on another book on the origins of the personal computer age. We will be reviewing it as soon as it is out. In the meantime, Isaacson has taken to "crowdsourcing" the book before it is finished, not in the more common form for funding, but for input and contributions to its content. As technology and the nature of books evolve, the definition of a book is changing.

Book Review - The Circle by Dave Eggers

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This is the first time we have included a work of fiction in a book review, but since we are listing ideas for the holidays, this novel complements our review of Hatching Twitter. It is about life in the near future of the Internet and a Google-like company that takes the concept of connectivity to the extreme, where identity and privacy are lost. 

Book Review - Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton (columnist and reporter for the New York Times.)

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If you are interested in social media, technology, entrepreneurship, the world around us or just a plain good juicy story, this book is for you.

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better by Clive Thompson

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Clive Thompson, a science and technology writer for Wired and The New York Times, has written a book that takes an opposing view of the effects of technology on us today. Where most of what has been written warns that technology is doing all of the thinking for us, Thompson believes that technology is actually affecting our minds in a positive way, enabling us to use more information to enhance our lives. It's an interesting concept, and he backs it up with detailed examples and extensive research.

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

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If you are looking for an alternative, or an addition, to the light summer beach read, it would be worth taking a look at The New Digital Age - Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business by two top Google execs, Eric Schmidt, the company's Chairman and Jared Cohen, the Director of Googe Ideas.

Book Review - To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

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We have reviewed Daniel Pink's best-selling books in previous blogs, and his latest book, To Sell is Human, is another look at motivation and business in an ever evolving and techological world. It is also a book about the salesman in all of us and of maintaining integrity in whatever we are "selling," as it benefits us all.

Book Review - The Makers

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An interesting book choice this holiday season for the person interested in tech, history or business is The Makers by Chris Anderson, the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine and founder of 3D Robotics, his company based on the philosophy of his most recent book.

Book Review - What the Plus? Google+ for the Rest of Us

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You may have read our book review of Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki, the guru of writing on Apple and author of many business best sellers. Kawasaki has been a leader in jumping on the social media bandwagon, having over half a million followers on Twitter, alone.

Book Review - Is Your Head in the Cloud?

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Book Review - Imagine by Jonah Lehrer                Did you know that daydreaming or having ADHD could actually be beneficial to your creativity, which in turn could help you in many careers, such as business, advertising and science?

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