Book Review

Summer Reading: Books on Technology, Business, and the Future

July 5th, 2016|Book Review|

While these books are not light-hearted beach reads, they are exciting for anyone interested in the future. What better time to explore the future of technology and business, and what that means for us, than on vacation. Give yourself time [...]

Spring Book Recommendations

April 9th, 2016|Book Review|

Last week, Terry Gross of NPR, conducted an interview with Dan Lyons, the author of a new book called Disrupted: My Midsadventures in the Start-Up Bubble. The interview was entertaining and thought-provoking, but it also contained intrigue into the world of [...]

Fall Book Recommendations

October 7th, 2015|Book Review|

Cooler weather evokes thoughts of warming up by the fire, maybe with a good book. Here are a couple of book recommendations that would be interesting to the businessperson or entrepreneur. The Startup Playbook: Secrets Of The Fastest Growing Startups From [...]

Five Books to Read this Summer

June 22nd, 2015|Book Review|

In scanning recommended summer reading this year, we came across a good group of books to read while on the beach, in an airplane or under a tree in your back yard. Most of the five books we are recommending, [...]

Pogue’s Basics

April 25th, 2015|Book Review|

This book could end up being the tech bible you keep nearby to answer those tech questions that come up and the frustrations you encounter when you are using your devices. It is called Pogue's Basics and is written by David [...]

Books for the Tech Lover

December 9th, 2014|Book Review|

We usually offer a book review in our newletters, but for this holiday issue, we are giving you some gret suggestions for books to give this holiday season. Along with books about technology, we are also featuring some good books [...]

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

November 19th, 2014|Book Review|

A couple of years ago, we reviewed Walter Isaacson's fascinating biography of Steve Jobs and recommended it as a good read of histosry and technology. Now, Isaacson has shifted his perspective from the account of one person's influence on technology [...]

Things a Little Bird Told Me by Biz Stone

July 8th, 2014|Book Review|

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 [...]

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

March 11th, 2014|Book Review|

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 [...]

The Circle by Dave Eggers

December 16th, 2013|Book Review|

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 [...]

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

December 14th, 2013|Book Review|

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. Put it on your wish list or give it to your Uncle Dave or buy [...]

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

October 24th, 2013|Book Review|

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 [...]

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

July 11th, 2013|Book Review|

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 [...]

To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

February 26th, 2013|Book Review|

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 [...]

The Makers

December 6th, 2012|Book Review|

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 [...]

What the Plus? Google+ for the Rest of Us

September 27th, 2012|Book Review|

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 [...]

Imagine by Jonah Lehrer

June 18th, 2012|Book Review|

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? Jonah Lehrer, in his best-seller Imagine, offers such theories, based [...]

Eric Ries – The Lean Startup

April 23rd, 2012|Book Review|

Eric Ries gained momentum for his book The Lean Startup by first starting a blog on the subject and accruing many followers. In a sense, he was following his own advice for the entrepreneur - to be able to follow [...]

Lisa Gansky – The Mesh

February 16th, 2012|Book Review|

While reading Lisa Gansky's book The Mesh, written in 2010, it struck me that her message is even more relevant in 2012. The concept of the book is that we have entered a new era in business, where many companies [...]

Daniel Pink – Drive

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

A new feature of our newsletter, that we will periodically include, is a small book review on a book that contains relevant information or forward thinking for small and medium sized businesses and the world of technology. Please contact us [...]

Gary Vaynerchuk – The Thank You Economy

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

Gary Vaynerchuk, the wine seller who became an internet sensation with his Wine Library and his books on wine, has expanded his writing to a book about the impact of Web 2.0 on businesses and consumers today. His book, The [...]

Walter Isaacson – Steve Jobs

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

This issue features a review of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, an appropriate choice for an IT company and one that resonates for many working business or other career paths, aiming to make a difference and achieve excellence. Jobs approached [...]

Guy Kawasaki – Enchantment

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

In this issue, we are looking at Guy Kawasaki's bestseller of the year, Enchantment - the Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions. It is not a book about manipulating others to follow your way; it looks more to winning [...]

Jim Collins, Morten Hansen – Great by Choice

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

In looking at books to review for our end of year edition, we found Great by Choice to be the kind of motivating book that lends itself to end of year reflection and inspiration. Jim Collins is known for his [...]

Youngme Moon – Different

June 11th, 2011|Book Review|

This newsletter's book review features Different, the bestselling book by Harvard Business School professor, Youngme Moon. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and publications, bringing an entertaining and innovative outlook to the world of business, especially marketing, as [...]