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Book Report – Beach Reads!

Here are the best books I’ve read since the last time we took a break from the serious stuff: The Girls, Emma Cline – This is one disturbing debut novel from Cline, in which bored teen Evie becomes enamored of a gaggle of girls who seemingly do whatever they want. Set in the late 60’s and the present day, we…

Book Report – The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

“Good checklists are precise,” writes Atul Gawande in his terrific book, The Checklist Manifesto.  “They are efficient, to the point, and easy to use even in the most difficult situations.” One hopes the summary below does justice to the best-selling author’s guidelines. Safety first. They say flying is safer than driving and for good reason. If drivers were required to…

Book Report – The Airbnb Story by Leigh Gallagher

Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia were flat broke. Unemployed and desperate, the two art school grads decided to raise money by renting out air mattress space in their San Francisco apartment when a big design conference came to town and hotel rooms proved hard to come by. While the brainstorm was meant to buy themselves another month of lodging to…

Book Report – Who Gets What – and Why by Alvin Roth

All business people know there’s a lot of risk-taking that goes into hiring associates and other professional folks. Alvin Roth, author of Who Gets What – and Why, goes to great lengths to reveal this in his 2015 book, cautioning against jumping the gun on job candidates. That expression, reports Roth, comes from the 19th century Oklahoma Land Rush during…

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