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On Dementia

My father has been battling ever-worsening dementia for a couple of years now and my mother – bless her – takes care of him full time. They’re best friends and have been fortunate to have been at each other’s sides since their mid-teens. He doesn’t always (often? ever?) recognize his eight children or – on a couple of unnerving occasions…

Book Report – Originals by Adam Grant

Adam Grant’s Give and Take was so good – indeed life-altering for anyone trying to embody a giving nature without becoming a doormat – that seeing he had a new release meant an instant purchase. Grant has proven to be a terrific writer who surely genuflects at the alter of Malcolm Gladwell and the Heath Brothers, having worked similar magic…

Book Report – Work Like a Spy by J. C. Carleson

We should ask questions but not be too nosy. Be friendly but not boisterous, confident but not arrogant, charismatic but not flashy. If these sound like tips you’ve read in a sales newsletter, it’s probably because you have. J.C. Carleson perfected these tactics as a CIA officer and shares them in her terrific book, Work Like a Spy. The reader…

Book Report – Beach Reads!

Enough already with the heavy reading.  Let’s lighten it up a bit with these books that will enhance your beach, hammock, or rocking chair time this summer. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo – If you ever look around your home and wonder why you have so much stuff, here’s a book that will help you thin out…

Book Report – Disrupted by Dan Lyons

“People just go up in smoke, like Spinal Tap drummers,” writes Dan Lyons in Disrupted, reporting on just a small slice of the weirdness he experienced in his 20 months employed by the Kendall Square inbound marketing tech company HubSpot. Lyons arrived there in 2013 with grandiose ideas about creating corporate journalism, having been laid off by Newsweek (where he…

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