Zinsser’s Writing to Learn

For those that caught my review of Zinsser’s On Writing Well, you may have noticed that I mentioned picking up Zinsser’s “Writing to Learn“. This book is an easy read and is worth picking up if you’re interested in writing.  The book is less of a discussion of ‘how’ to ‘write to learn’ and more … Read more

Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking

I just started reading “Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking” by Tim Hurson. I just started Chapter 3 and have become amazed that I hadn’t thought about the difference between Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking….even though I’ve blogged about the subject in the past (see The Problem(s) with Linear Thinking, Critical Thinking Definitions, … Read more

Website Optimization

In July, I was approached by Andy King to see if I’d be interested in reviewing his new book from O’Reilly titled “Website Optimization: Speed, Search Engine & Conversion Rate Secrets“. If you don’t know who Andy is, go read his resume….I’ll wait….OK…you back?    Great pedigree right?  Been involved in the web since 1993.  Founded … Read more

The Fifth Discipline

OK…I probably don’t have to review the The Fifth Discipline.  It’s a classic…everyone has read it.  Bas de Baar had an excellent review of this book recently…mine won’t begin to approach his in length or quality but I wanted to share a few thoughts. I read the original edition quite a while ago (in college … Read more

My reading list

Instead of a book review like the last two Fridays, I wanted to throw my current reading list up and get any comments and/or recommendations for other books. Currently reading: The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge.  I read this a long time ago…just picked up the revised edition. The Fifth Displince Fieldbook by Peter Senge,  … Read more