Category: Storytelling

  • Confidence Man

    The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America I was actually not really interested in this I wanted to understand some of the additional details and since there was a solid love hate btw them. I have seen many books written about this person/president that paint a fairly accurate rendering of the persona […]

  • Stolen Focus

    Why You Can’t Pay Attention—and How to Think Deeply Again Being able to pay attention is hard and difficult… because you need to shut it all down and force yourself to focus. Focus in a phone driven notifications chirps buzzing and more from all the devices. It’s nearly impossible in our busy distracted day to […]

  • The Premonition

    A Pandemic Story Also Michael Lewis is an excellent author of behind the scenes and the human qualities of the people at these history making moments and how seeing through his words their experiences and how close we come to catastrophe but for the lives of these folks. Terrifying and awesome ppl … the best […]

  • Of Boys and Men:

    Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It Spending time listening to the summary of the stats affecting, neglecting boys and men at the altar of some other ideology seems terrible. An eye opener from what seems like a giant societal burn, this is happening and the numbers […]

  • The Organized Mind

    Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload My takes as of chapter 10 -11/16/22 There are many elements of awesome in this book. Ways to keep stuff straight in your head by getting those items out of your head. In a get shit done work style the author offers this ingenious example of the […]

  • Scarcity

    Why Having Too Little Means So MuchBy: Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar ShafirNarrated by: Robert PetkoffLength: 8 hrs and 47 minsUnabridged AudiobookRelease date: 09-03-13Language: EnglishPublisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Excellent read about how not having affects the brain. From not having money affects how the brain is wired and that it creates a positive feedback loop. The author uses an example […]

  • Technically Wrong

    Technically Wrong Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech By: Sara Wachter-Boettcher Narrated by: Andrea Emmes Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 10-10-17 Language: English Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books This is an excellent and quick listen about all the ways obvious and subtle that are baked into every […]

  • Social Chemistry

    Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection In pursuit of understanding more about how we interact, how I interact, I read this book. The illustration is a sketch of the core of the book, and how we act as each of those, expansion, broker, convener in our daily relationships. The author also frames up prior research […]

  • Fantasyland

    Fantasyland How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History By: Kurt Andersen Narrated by: Kurt Andersen Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 09-05-17 This was a master class at how the whole history of crazies and the fundamentals of people wanting to live in meta verse type experiences from migration to the US through […]

  • How to tell a story

    This is an excellent book about how to learn to tell compelling, meaningful and succinct stories. The audio book is filled with loads of how-tos and examples snippets with ‘director notes’ which give you the guidance on the story and the storyteller. Best part is the audio book has the actual clips, the best stories […]