Category: Blog

Bewitch and Captivate: What is Fascination

Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist by Sally Hogshead* is the updated version of her 2010 book Fascinate with additional content. She...

Herding Tigers

Todd Henry gets it. In his book, Herding Tigers: Be the Leader: Be the Leader That Creative People Need, he starts by demolishing five myths...

The Librarian as Therapist and Job Coach

Most people think of librarians as someone who merely recommends trashy novels. It’s lots more complicated than that. It was late on a quiet evening...

Lost Connections

In his book “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions,” Johann Hari explores the scientific literature regarding depression and pharmaceutical “cures.”...

How to Manage Your Home

Recently I came across How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets, by Dana K. White. Her...

Burn the Business Plan

Through the years I’ve worked for several entrepreneurs at the point where their business became stable enough to hire an additional employee: me. Their dedication,...

Presence: Real or Imagined?

Mary, Mary quite contrary showed up today. She’s of a “certain age” and has a streak of magenta in her dark hair. We have nicknamed...

The Four

Whether you like it or not, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google (“The Four”) know your public and private life. Facebook and Google, according to Scott...

Crazy Like a Fox

At the end of a long day or on my lunch hour, I crave escape. While much of my reading is nonfiction, I enjoy a...

What is a Binge Researcher

While I’ve always classified myself as a binge reader (I prefer books), my friends recently pointed out I’m a binge researcher. Huh? When people ask...