Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko — Brainstorm, Create, Ideas!

Ever come up with an idea that just made you shiver in giddy excitement? I’m talking “hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck” type “whoa!” thrill? Give the brainstorming methods of this magnificent gem, Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition), a chance and I can assure you this will be a part of your life. I’ve been able to […]

"Made to Stick" by Chip / Dan Heath

Recommend to anyone who’d like to get information across to people in a way that sticks! ———- The search for getting information into people’s heads… a tough one, I’ll admit. I’ve run across some GREAT examples (some of which are presented in this book), but could never really put my finger on a clear plan […]

The 4 Hour Work Week (Ferriss) – Break Free from Financial Slavery!

I just got finished reading “The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss” [check out his blog] and have a little list of “take-aways” I wanted to share will you fine people. Overall an inspiring and informative book – check it out! [Notes / Take-Aways] Continually Ask Yourself: · What would excite me? Not what I […]

88 Really Good Books to Read Added to My GoodReads Bookshelf

I finally decided to sit down and catalog a large portion of my physical ‘library’ as I’ve been putting it of for some time now.  I really, REALLY hated keeping up with all of the information in an Excel Spreadsheet, but I kept on doing for good archival & reference purposes. As I mentioned a […]

Five Minds for the Future [2/5] – Decent Facts, Dense Execution

I just finished another book from my reading / learning lists: Five Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner Published: Harvard Business School Press (February 2005) ISBN-10: 1422145352 ISBN-13: 9781422145357 Rating: 2 / 5 Stars –> “It was okay” Pros: Good detail and evidence of research on the supposedly well defined different intelligences that have […]

How Designers Think – Creativity and Innovation in Motion

I recently finished up another book from my ever-dwindling ‘learning list”: How Designers Think by Bryan Lawson Publisher: Architectural Press; 4th edition (December 14, 2005) ISBN-10: 0750660775 ISBN-13: 978-0750660778 Rating: 6.8 / 14.0 Pros: The author brought up many good points about the design process and how it has changed over the past few decades, […]

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

I just finished another book off of my “Learning List”: Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Annie McKee, & Richard E. Boyatzis Publisher: Harvard Business Press; 1 edition (March 15, 2002) ISBN-10: 157851486X ISBN-13: 978-1578514861 Rating: 6.4 / 14.0 Pros: I enjoyed the noted science behind the methods and observations mentioned.  […]