Mastering Evernote by Casey Lightbody, Book Review

Mastering Evernote

Mastering Evernote by Casey Lightbody, Book Review If you are brand new to Evernote, your digital notebook and filing cabinet, then Mastering Evernote: A Busy Woman's Guide To Working Smarter And Getting Things Done by Casey Lightbody is the perfect book for you because it is easy to read, takes about an hour or so to read, and lays the foundation for you to get started. I have often talked about having a strong foundation on which to build knowledge on this blog, but after reading this book, I realized that I didn’t know some of the basics about Evernote and how to get the most out of it. Further Reading SummaReview of Work … [Read more...]

The 46 Rules of Genius by Marty Neumeier, Book Review

The 46 Rules of Genius

The 46 Rules of Genius by Marty Neumeier, Book Review At a recent event that I attended at the Rotman School of Management on the Rules of Genius, I was given a copy of The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator's Guide to Creativity (Voices That Matter) by Marty Neumeier. Since I received The 46 Rules of Genius for free, I decided to read and review it. This post is the second part to Marty Neumeier’s Rules of Genius. At the event, Marty Neumeier focused on the rules that were in the second half of the book, so I am focusing on the rules in the first part. Related Post Marty Neumeier’s Rules of Genius The 46 Rules of Genius by … [Read more...]

I Robot by Isaac Asimov, Book Review

I Robot

I Robot by Isaac Asimov, Book Review A friend once told me that she is scared to read science fiction. She is scared because sci-fi often predicts certain scientific developments, which she doesn’t want to learn about. For her, some of those predictions may be scary, and she thinks that she is better off not knowing. In I Robot, and the other robot stories in the series, Isaac Asimov predicts certain real developments in the field of robotics. A point worth noting, is that Karel Čapek, a prolific Czech writer, introduced the word robot in his play, R. U. R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) in 1921, but The Oxford English Dictionary credits … [Read more...]

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday, Book Review

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday, Book Review

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday, Book Review The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday is about transforming the obstacles we face into opportunities by taking directed action that allows us to leapfrog much further. As I was reading the book, I constantly thought of the poem, If, by Rudyard Kipling, then I realized that many ideas and concepts in The Obstacle is the Way are built around the poem. “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting … [Read more...]

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Book Review

Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Book Review Preeminent science fiction and fantasy author, Orson Scott Card won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel for Ender's Game and Ender's Game: Speaker for the Dead, his best known novels. Published in 1985, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is a military science fiction set in a future time. Humankind faces elimination by an alien race – buggers - from another planet. Humans have encountered buggers twice before, the last time 70 years ago, but earth’s hero, Mazer Rackham won the war for humans. Unfortunately, the buggers rose again and military officials are desperate to find the … [Read more...]