Books

Home » Resources » Books

Sharing the resources Paul collects. The books database is now in development. Check out our library at librarything.com/catalog/pdupree

6 12, 2011

Mark Ovenden: The Paris Underground

Tue, Dec 6, 2011|Filed in: Books, Videos|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Mark Ovenden: The Paris Underground

Based on his new book about the Paris metro, Mark Ovenden shares its Art Nouveau inspired stations and Art Deco signage. The book contains more than one thousand maps, diagrams, and photographs — historical and current — along with fascinating factual tidbits and enthusiastic, informed commentary embellish this gorgeous cultural history of the Métro’s design and construction.

22 11, 2011

Best business books 2011

Tue, Nov 22, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks, Books|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Best business books 2011

From strategy+business: Although they cover a wide variety of topics and fields, just about all of the books featured in the seven essays ahead are rife with dissatisfaction. Many of their authors have tracked down root causes of the destruction of economic value and prescribed radical solutions for them. Judging by the fact that the expert essayists we recruited to cull this year’s stack of business books chose these particular titles, it’s fair to assume that they too would welcome change that alters the status quo. · Go to Best business books 2011 →

7 11, 2011

Key learnings from Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, fast and slow

Mon, Nov 7, 2011|Filed in: Books, Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , |Comments Off on Key learnings from Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, fast and slow

From a lecture by Daniel Kahneman, presented by Skeptics Society at CalTech, Sunday, November 6, 2011. In Thinking, fast and slow (2011), Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative and more logical.

3 11, 2011

Key learnings from Steven Pinker: The better angels of our nature

Thu, Nov 3, 2011|Filed in: Books, Paul's blog|Topics: , |Comments Off on Key learnings from Steven Pinker: The better angels of our nature

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millennia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species's existence. For most of history, war, slavery, infanticide, child abuse, assassinations, pogroms, gruesome punishments, deadly quarrels, and genocide were ordinary features of life. But today, Pinker shows (with the help of more than a hundred graphs and maps) all these forms of violence have dwindled and are widely condemned. How has this happened?

19 09, 2011

A Fine Line: How design strategies are shaping the future of business by Hartmut Esslinger

Mon, Sep 19, 2011|Filed in: Books|Topics: , , |Comments Off on A Fine Line: How design strategies are shaping the future of business by Hartmut Esslinger

A Fine Line offers a step-by-step overview of the innovation process — from targeting goals to shepherding new products and services to the marketplace — in order to reveal how to arrive at an authentic human design that connects strongly with consumers. With a unique perspective, rich stories, and a global mindset, Esslinger explores business solutions that are environmentally sustainable […]

2 08, 2011

What are you reading this summer?

Tue, Aug 2, 2011|Filed in: Books, Paul's blog|Comments Off on What are you reading this summer?

It's been a summer filled with traveling, with more in store the next two weeks. When I travel, I have more time for reading. Here's what I'm packing for this next trip.

3 01, 2010

Positivity

Sun, Jan 3, 2010|Filed in: Books|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Positivity

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson discusses her new book that focuses on what positivity is and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective. Fredrickson challenges us to choose hope over fear. To be open, be curious, be appreciative, be kind and above all, be real.

Load More Posts