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Charles Darrow on Educating and Raising Children

One of my favorite free Kindle books is The Story of My Life by Clarence Darrow, the great criminal defense lawyer best known as the hero in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. The book is available from Project Gutenberg … Continue reading

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Psychologist Explains the Engine of Capitalism

Governments often believe that most jobs are created by small businesses and that governments should encourage job creation. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses, “the engine of capitalism” in his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. The remainder of this post is direct … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Fritz the Dog

The following stories are from the inexpensive Kindle book, High, Wide and Lonesome: Growing Up on the Colorado Frontier by Hal Borland. Fritz Catches a Jackrabbit Fritz was always with me while I was cricketing around on my crutches. He … Continue reading

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Writing an Autobiography

One of my favorite free Kindle books is The Story of My Life by Clarence Darrow, the great criminal defense lawyer best known as the hero in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. The book is available from Project Gutenberg … Continue reading

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Former President of Chile Publishes Memoirs

Former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos recently published, The Southern Tiger: Chile’s Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future and asserted: A society that is built on neoliberal economic ideas will indeed foster GDP growth and innovation. But unless it … Continue reading

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Timeless Thoughts on Business by Henry Ford

I finished reading Henry Ford’s autobiography, written in 1922, free for Kindles and other e-readers. It’s better than most free books, and I quote a few favorite parts below about business and human nature that apply in his epoch and … Continue reading

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Musings on the Steve Jobs Biography

I’ve just finished “Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography” by Walter Isaacson, and I had planned on writing a review, but James Cridland wrote it for me: I’d heard some stories about Steve Jobs, but the stories I’d heard were nothing … Continue reading

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Everything is Amazing, Especially Google

My wife Mary is reading Cutting for Stone, a fabulous story I recommend where in the opening scene a nurse crossing the sea revives an incapacitated doctor of seasickness by placing him in a hammock. Mary asked me if the … Continue reading

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Why Tech Investors Enjoy Kitesurfing More Than Golf

If you are an entrepreneur seeking investors, you may have been given dated advice in business school to learn to golf, but CNet has another idea. Want a VC deal? Go fly a kiteboard: Valley VCs and entrepreneurs have long … Continue reading

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The Paleo Caveman Diet of Tennis Star Novak Djokovic

The Wall Street Journal reported that the reason Novak Djokovic has won 41 straight matches this year is that he is allergic to gluten and has removed it from his diet. The streak included 4 wins over Nadal and 3 … Continue reading

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