Generally speaking, economics books are not meant to make for pleasant reading.Continue reading “You Can’t Spell ‘Economics’ without ‘Comics’ — “Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over the World” Reviewed”
We’re a nation of clutter. We’re a society of packrats. We love our stuff.Continue reading “Anything Can Be Art”
You can’t learn everything in school.
In fact, many of the greatest lessons are found outside of the classroom. As someone that went to graduate school (twice) and did get an MBA, I will not diminish it by saying that reading some books is the equivalent of completing a postgraduate degree. It’s not. I learned a great deal from reading case studies, listening to lectures, and engaging with my fellow students.
However, there there were some gaps that business school did not address.
To fill in those gaps, I turned to books.
There are only a few things that have really changed my life. My children, certainly. My wife, of course. There are maybe one or two others that could be included — business school, for example — but one thing that I would include in that category without hesitation is the website CreateSpace.
The best thing about the digital revolution is that there are almost no rules. Like independent films in the early ’90s, creators are using available technology to push boundaries and reinvent the way things are done. Thus, the rise of the e-book and the availability of self-publishing now allows a superfan to create their own digital scrapbook of their favorite writer/director/podcaster/author.Continue reading “A Colorful Career Retrospective: “A Kevin Smith Scrapbook” Reviewed”
Even if you realize it’s hard, it’s still far harder than you realize
“I should write a book.”
For some reason, we often don’t think of reading as productive.
For the past four years, I have sent out a monthly newsletter in which I summarize and review each book I read that month.
For decades, fans and critics begged for Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, to write another a novel.
In 2015, they finally got their wish. Kind of.
And, as always, you should be careful what you wish for.