Raided the bookstore

Good to great and the social sectors: Why business thinking is not the answer

Jim Collins

It’s a slim monograph and fairly expensive for its weight (or lack
thereof – not that I buy books based on weight! <laugh>) ;) ,
but the main points are neatly summarized in four pages at the end,
and its insights are backed by good stories.

A whole new mind: why right-brainers will rule the future

Daniel H. Pink

Title is a bit fluffy, but the book contains surprisingly practical
advice aimed at helping people develop their senses of design, story,
symphony, empathy, play, and meaning.

Small giants: companies that choose to be great instead of big

Bo Burlingham

Bought it because I felt a strong urge to recommend it to a
California-based entrepreneur who’s been trying to think of how to
help the Philippines get the entrepreneurial spirit when IPOs and
other tech-startup exit strategies are almost non-existent in the
local market.

Love is the Killer App

Tim Sanders

A friend of mine insisted that I read this book some time ago, and I
find myself now infected with the urge to pass it on to others. See earlier blog entry. =)

I skimmed a number of other books, too.

I know, I know, I should just get all my books off Amazon instead of
buying them at Chapters, but I haven’t gotten a Canada-based credit
card yet and I can’t pay for it out of my budget when I use my
Philippine-based Visa. And then of course there’s the way I like
flipping through books… I suppose I could browse at Chapters and buy
off Amazon, but sometimes there’s no real price difference, and
economy shipping takes a while.

Maybe I could use it as a delayed gift for myself, though. Something
to look forward to. =) Besides, I still need hardcover copies of some
of my absolute favorites…

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Random Japanese sentence: 問題は誰が猫に鈴をつけるかだ。 The question is who will bell the cat.