Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review

Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review Chief Bottler, Director of hatcheries and Conditioning, Director of Predestination, Deputy Assistant Fertilizer-General, Professor of Feelies in the College of Emotional Engineering, Dean of the Westminster Community Singery, Supervisor of Bokanovskification, State Conditioning Centre – I invite you into the world of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. In this brave new world, babies are essentially manufactured on an assembly line, and while they sleep at nights, they are preprogrammed so that they will grow into people who always accept the status quo, never thinking for themselves, nor … [Read more...]

How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review

How Successful People Think

How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell - Book Review I purchased How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John C Maxwell based on the title and the author. I did not flip through the book or look at the table of contents. If you are looking for a book with how-to advice nicely laid out, this book is not for you. As someone who reads a lot, and process large amounts of information, the content of this book is not new to me. Despite this, How Successful People Think is useful because I need reminders of things that I should be doing. How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell is a small book in … [Read more...]

Were you born to blog?

Born to Blog

Born to Blog by Mark W Schaefer and Stanford A Smith – Book Review If you have been performing in a role for five years, are you an expert? Would you know all the fundamentals? Or is there room for improvement? It is hard for me to believe, but I have been blogging at The Invisible Mentor for over five years. With the rate at which technology is changing, it is difficult to keep up with all the information on effective blogging. Recently, while I was in Indigo bookstore I noticed Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time because the last copy was literally bent out of shape, and hanging off … [Read more...]

Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl – Book Review

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl - Book Review If you would like to learn how to plan and execute a major project, then Kon Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft is the book for you. Kon Tiki is not a project management book, but by following the process that Thor Heyerdahl used for his expedition, you will learn how to manage a project. Heyerdahl spent a lot of time conducting research and he wrote a book about settlers traveling from Peru to Polynesia was thought. He claimed that they traveled on a raft made from balsa wood. His theory – men of an ancient civilization from their own country [Peru] had been the first to reach the Pacific … [Read more...]

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland, Book Review

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland, Book Review In Susan Vreeland’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue, the star in the story is a Johannes Vermeer painting. After Dean Merrill’s funeral, a few colleagues from the mathematics department are talking, and at some point, the conversation moves to last words spoken. Cornelius Engelbrecht, mutters, “An eye like a blue pearl,” the last words that his father spoke. Usually a loner, the day brings back memories of his father, whom he buried years ago, on a day like this one. Cornelius invites one of his colleagues, Richard, to his home because he wants to show him something. Cornelius surprises his … [Read more...]