Headlines for Tuesday:
|A||X||Go to IBM and finish viz stuff. Pull data, images. Talk to Mark.|
|A||X||@2100 TLUG socials at GSU pub|
|B||X||@1800-2000 Attend Toast IT at Metro Hall, 55 John St., 3rd floor - Toronto Q2 from 2006.05.09|
I just got back from Chapters, the main bookstore chain here in Toronto. I browsed through nine books and bought four. I'll go into more detail later, but I just wanted to share with you my joy in being able to give one of the books to someone who perfectly fits it. Sambhavi Chandrashekar doesn't need to read Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders. She already lives it. It is my hope, however, that the book will give her even more words to describe her dreams, goals, and passions.
(Hey, I hadn't realized that Tim Sanders is the "director of Yahoo's in-house think tank". Coolness!)
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.
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
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.
- The Not-for-Profit CEO : How to Attain and Retain the Corner Office: Skim the survey answers and check out the detailed 6-month plan for any non-profit CEO settling into a new job. That part was way cool.
- random insights on life
- a few books on networking, mostly collections of people talking about networking
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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