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Book: The New Builders

My long-time business partner Seth Levine has written a book with Elizabeth MacBride titled The New Builders: Face to Face with the TRUE Future of Business. It’s extraordinary – buy a copy now! For many years, Seth has been frustrated about the entrepreneurial narrative around the White male tech founder. He’s been active as an investor and philanthropist around entrepreneurship in rural Colorado and with organizations, such as Entrepreneurship for All, that are focused on accelerating e...
Tags: Books, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, Africa, US, Book, America, Trends, Middle East, Elizabeth, Seth, Feld, Seth Levine, Elizabeth MacBride, Black Brown Female


The stunning book design behind the new Philip Dick collection

The Folio Society is releasing a limited edition collection of all 118* short stories written by Philip K. Dick — and like a lot of the Folio Society's work, the graphic design is absolutely stunning. Check out the video for more about the process: This limited edition of Philip K. — Read the rest
Tags: Books, Video, Design, News, Book, Designers, Graphic Design, Design Fiction, Philip K Dick, PKD, Folio Society, Science Fiction Design, Philip Dick, Philip K Read


Book: Generation X

Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture is weekend reading for anyone who wants to understand me and my generation. I was born in 1965 – right at the beginning of the transition from “Boomers” to “Xers.” I’m glad my parents had me in 1965 instead of 1964, where I’d spend my life arguing (maybe with myself) that I’m not a boomer. A millennial friend of mine didn’t know anything about Generation X, so I sent her a copy of the book. I suppose I was teasing her too much about being a mi...
Tags: Books, Book, Trends, Boulder, Aspen, Amy, Feld, Generation X, Douglas Copeland


Book: The 80/80 Marriage

I haven’t been posting about my reading lately. While , I think I was a little tired of writing book reports, but that has passed. Last night I read The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for a Happier, Stronger Relationship. Kaley and Nate Klemp have written an excellent book that can help any married couple improve their relationship. This is especially true in the time of Covid, given all the additional dynamics about being home together most of the time. When Amy and I wrote Startup Life: Su...
Tags: Books, Marriage, Book, Trends, Relationship, Amy, Feld, Nate, Kaley, Nate Klemp


So… I read some of those books the Oak Island TV show constantly references

During a stint of extended pandemic depression, I fell in love with The Curse of Oak Island. After watching untold hours of the team barely finding anything, I decided to check out some of the literature relied on by Team Lagina. — Read the rest
Tags: Books, News, Review, Book, Oak Island, Theories, Templar


'The Philosopher's War' is a sequel that does the fantastic first novel justice

The Philosopher's War picks up where Tom Miller's The Philosopher's Flight left off, and I read it cover to cover upon discovering I had missed its release. Miller built a wonderful world in this series debut novel, The Philosopher's Flight, where magic is a science and gets treated like one: with fear and misunderstanding. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, Science Fiction, News, Book, Miller, Tom Miller


7 must-read real estate and sales books from 2020

Every year, team leader and Inman contributor Brandon Doyle delves through newly published real estate and sales books so that you don’t have to. Here are his top picks for 2020.
Tags: Books, Education, Opinion, Book, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Inman, Sales Books, Select, Brandon Doyle, Agent Appreciation Month, Real Estate Books, Theme-month-202101


New Book: “The PIAT: Britain’s Anti-Tank Weapon Of World War II”

A new Osprey Publishing book titled “The PIAT: Britain’s Anti-Tank Weapon Of World War II” written by none other than TFB’s own Matthew Moss has been published recently. As the title implies, the book tells about the history and design of PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank), an iconic British WW2 anti-tank weapon. Developed in a secret […] Read More … The post New Book: “The PIAT: Britain’s Anti-Tank Weapon Of World War II” appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Book, Britain, Daily News, Piat, Osprey Publishing, Matthew Moss, PIAT Projector Infantry Anti Tank


Home Sweet Tome: Why You Should Build A Home Library

Home libraries have been beloved by many – including Belle of Beauty and the Beast fame and the third US President Thomas Jefferson, who once told his friend John Adams “I cannot live without books”. Luckily, building your own home library is easier than you might think. There are quite a few good reasons for you to go down this path – besides, of course, making it easier for you to regularly sate your literary side. Here are some of the most compelling incentives. You can build you...
Tags: Books, Fashion, Disney, US, Book, Library, John Adams, Belle, Australian National University, Thomas Jefferson, Don, Home Life, Bookcase, Home Library, Joanna Sikora


Amaze: A book about how to think like a magician

Amaze, an illuminating and informative guide to designing magical experiences, has finally been published in English! Written by my pal and Boing Boing contributor Ferdinando Buscema and inventive designer/writer Mariano Tomatis, Amaze ("L'arte Di Stupire" in Italian) is not a book of tricks but rather a primer on "thinking like a magician." Here is what I said about Amaze when I first read the translation: Buscema and Tomatis are modern day mystics who move seamlessly between the rea...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Book, Magic, Experience Design, Curiosity, Wonder, Ferdinando, Tomatis, Ferdinando Buscema, Buscema, Mariano Tomatis Amaze L arte Di Stupire


Book: So you want to talk about race

I’m continuing my weekend reading goal of a book on racial equity. Last week was Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies for Transforming Your Business and Life Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Rodney Sampson who I’m partnering with on the #RacialEquityEcosystemPledge. Yesterday I read Ijeoma Oluo’s So you want to talk about race. It was excellent. My goal with reading these books is to bring a beginners mind to racial equity, allow myself to feel uncomfortable while reading, an...
Tags: Books, Book, America, Trends, Martin Luther King Jr, Feld, Ijeoma, Rodney Sampson, Antiracism, George Floyd, Al Sharpton?I


Vickers Guide Announce Latest Book – SIG Sauer Vol.1

Vickers Guide have announced the pre-sale of the first of two volumes looking at SIG and SIG Sauer firearms. The first volume will look at pistols, submachine guns and pistol calibre carbines, while the second, due for release next year, will look at the company’s rifles, machine guns and other special weapons. The 380-page book […] Read More … The post Vickers Guide Announce Latest Book – SIG Sauer Vol.1 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Book, History, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Larry Vickers, Sig, Pistols, Product Announcement, Coffee Table Book, Vickers Guide, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Reference Book, SIG Sauer Vol


Book: The End of October

I took a digital sabbath yesterday. I ended up doing three things. Read The End of October by Lawrence WrightTook a napWatched three episodes of Breaking Bad I feel so much better than I did at the end of the day Friday. After I finish this blog post, I’m going to participate in the Emerge Family Virtual 5k. The End of October was intense. It’s the story of a modern day pandemic. It’s fiction, but deeply researched. I have no idea how much was modified to suit the actual reality, but gi...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Colorado, Book, Trends, Crisis, Amy, Wright, COVID-19, Lawrence WrightTook


Crafting a leather-bound 'spellbook' with traditional bookbinding techniques

“I made this huge leather bound "spellbook" with traditional bookbinding techniques,” says Nerdforge7 of NERDFORGE, on IMGUR. What an amazing project. Below, step-by-step 'Making of' shots. Maybe the best step-by-step creative thread I've ever seen on IMGUR. Outstanding. I made this huge leather bound "spellbook" with traditional bookbinding techniques
Tags: Books, Video, News, Diy, Book, Creative, Fun, How To, Craft, Bookbinding, Bookmaking


Resources for free e-books and entertainment stuffs

Here are two lists of e-books being made freely available on-line. Please add more in the comments! PublicBooks.org's Public Books Database This is a list of academic presses making their books and research freely available. Jim C. Hines' list of Free and Legal Science Fiction and Fantasy Hines has collected a list of authors providing their work online for free. Naturally, your public library is a great resource and the Libby app is my best friend for e-books. We will also find that the p...
Tags: Ebooks, Post, Books, News, Free, Entertainment, Book, Reading, Free Stuff, Boredom, Libby, Pandemic, Jim C Hines, Fantasy Hines


Rysa Walker's 'Now, Then, and Everywhen' kicks off her 'Chronos Origins' series

If you enjoyed Rysa Walker's Chronos Files, you'll love Now, Then and Everywhen. Walker digs into deep into the backstory of her fantastic time travel series, expands greatly on the world-building and time-physics, and adds a few great characters. She also colors in the backstory that fueled the original series. I really enjoyed Walker's YA time travel series the Chronos Files. Tough women correct the wrongs of a pretty crappy mean old man attempting to create his own Time Cult. A bit Scooby-...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Review, Book, Time Travel, Walker, Scooby Doo, Everywhen, Chronos Files, Chronos Origins, Rysa Walker, Everywhen Walker


Dystopian masterpieces: The Strugatski brothers' "Snail On The Slope"

An appropriate book for this time, Soviet-era dystopian fiction grandmasters Boris and Arkady Strugatski considered Snail On The Slope "the most perfect and the most valuable of their works." Snail on The Slope is comprised of two separate storylines, taking place in and on the edge of The Forest. Together they paint a vivid picture of how modern society is not prepared for the future it is are driving towards. The Bureaucracy has established The Administration on the edge of The Forest. Pere...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Review, Book, Forest, Dystopian Fiction, Boris, Peretz, Strugatsky, Strugatski, Arkady Strugatski, Forest Peretz, Editionby Arkady, Boris Strugatsky Olena Bormashenko


What’s New In Venture Deals, 4th Edition

Jason Mendelson and I recently published the 4th Edition of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. The book now has three forewords – one by each of Fred Wilson (USV), James Park (Fitbit), and Dick Costolo (now 01 Advisors, then Twitter). The 1st edition had 13 chapters. We are now up to 19. The PlayersPreparing for FundraisingHow to Raise MoneyOverview of the Term SheetEconomic Terms of the Term SheetControl TermsOther Terms of the Term SheetConvertible Debt...
Tags: Books, Dick Costolo, Book, Trends, Fred Wilson, Golding, Cooley, SVB, Venture Deals, Jason Mendelson, USV James Park Fitbit, VentureDeals


My January Holiday Vacation Reading

Amy and I didn’t feel like taking a Christmas or New Year’s vacation this year so we just hung around Boulder, worked, and did our thing. We then decamped to Mexico last week for warmth, sun, beach, and books. News flash: there are a lot fewer people at a fancy resort in Mexico in the third week of January. It was a good reading week. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success: We don’t have kids, but a friend recommended this. I deci...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Mexico, Book, Trends, Mit, Silicon Valley, Fukushima, Boulder, Amy, Ny Times, James Clear, Feld, Ozark Mountains, Qx vacation, Eliot Peper


Book: Lost and Wanted

I stayed up late last night finishing Lost and Wanted. If you are a reader, get this book in physical form. It’s worth savoring. Amy bought this book for me last week. When I asked her why, she belted out a stream of words: “MIT, female professor, the afterlife, sexual harassment, physics, racism, women.” She then said, “Fiction is a good way to access complicated topics.” This is a recurring dynamic in our relationship, as we often use shared fiction to discuss complex topics. Amy hasn’t...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Book, Trends, Mit, Amy, Feld, Nell Freudenberger, Freudenberger


Book: One Base at a Time

29 years of nightmares. Over 10,000 nights in a row. That’s hard to fathom. David R. Mellor, the Senior Director of Grounds for the Boston Red Sox Baseball team, experienced this. His eloquent memoir, One Base at a Time: How I Survived PTSD and Found My Field of Dreams, takes the reader on a very complicated journey, with extremely obvious physical pain intermingled with less apparent emotional pain. David describes it amazingly well in the summary on his website. For 29 years, ev...
Tags: Books, Book, Trends, Ptsd, David, Smithsonian, Espn, Massachusetts General Hospital, McDonald, Feld, Drago, David R Mellor, Boston Red Sox Baseball, Home Base Program


Silver on the Tree

Just as many people put on Christmas carols or binge on Hallmark movies or other seasonal entertainment, at this time of year, I seem to find myself re-reading the fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising. I blogged about it two years ago but here I am again to sing the praises of this extraordinary quintet of books for younger readers.  (I reread the Narnia books too, every few years.) Though written in the 1970's and set in England and Wales, now, more than ever, these books are ...
Tags: Gardening, England, Wales, Book, Drake, Arthur, Susan Cooper, Vicki Lane, The Dark is Rising Sequence, Merriman Merlin


The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehesi Coates

My reading of this debut novel by a highly acclaimed writer of non-fiction was somewhat interrupted by recent events and I fear I can't do it justice. There are links to two thoughtful reviews at the end of this post -- I won't attempt to better them. But here are my personal takeaways.  I was moved by the humanity in the portrayal of life among the enslaved and especially by the recounting of the survival of African traditions.  The leap into magical realism--wherein t...
Tags: Gardening, Book, Npr, Coates, Ta Nehesi Coates, Vicki Lane, The water dancer, Ta-Nehisi Caoates


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

I zoomed through this book, lent me by one of my book pusher friends. It boasts two good hooks: The Pack Horse librarians of Depression-era Kentucky, intrepid women funded by the WPA who traveled the hills and hollers on horseback, bringing books to isolated homes and schools, and the strange Blue People of Kentucky, a tiny group suffering from a genetic disorder that turns their skin blue. Either group is interesting enough for a novel, but here we have a Pack Horse Librarian who is a Blue...
Tags: Gardening, Kentucky, Book, Vicki Lane, Blue People of Kentucky


Also Noted

More books from the friend who brought me an armful. After some of the heavyweights I've talked about, these are a bit lighter -- and they're all good reads.  The first two follow the time honored trope of a damsel in distress in a creepy house. In The Turn of the Key, it's a just-hired nanny in a remote and ultra-modern 'smart house' with all functions capable of being monitored or adjusted remotely.  That's creepy enough. But then the parents leave and the noises begin.   There's m...
Tags: Gardening, New York, Book, Romeo, James, Rosemary, Juliet, Vicki Lane


The Bread and the Knife by Dawn Drzal

This delightful memoir is so tasty that I devoured it almost in one sitting.   I was drawn to it because in the spring I'll be doing a workshop at Isothermal College and my subject is the use of food to enhance one's prose. (Think of the eating scene in Tom Jones--or the antebellum sumptuous meals of Gone With the Wind reduced to Scarlett's postbellum gnawing on a raw turnip--or was it a carrot or a radish? I can't remember and my online sources don't agree. Anyway, you get the point.*) Dr...
Tags: Gardening, Book, Catholic, Tom Jones, Scarlett, Al Dente, Vicki Lane, Dawn Drzal, The Bread and the Knife, Isothermal College


My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

I'm not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading this brilliant novel that a friend brought me months ago.  It reminds of one of the reasons I love to read--total immersion in another life, another place. The place is Naples in the Fifties--a village-like street in the poor part of town. We follow the early lives of two ambitious girls in minute detail, at the same time absorbing the inter-family politics of their small world. I found it riveting. And lucky me!--th...
Tags: Gardening, Book, Naples, Elena Ferrante, Vicki Lane


Book: The Moment of Lift

I had surgery recently and a few friends, including Chris Moody and Sarah Ahn, gave me some books as gifts. They knew I’d be spending a lot of time on the couch either napping or reading, so my pile of infinite books to read became more abundant with a few good ones including The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates. While I’ve met Melinda’s husband Bill a few times, but I’ve never spent any time with Melinda. I know plenty of people who know her or work for...
Tags: Books, Women, Book, Trends, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


Book: Everything Is Fucked

Yesterday, I started my day by finishing A People’s History of American Empire: The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation and ended my day by finishing Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope. In between Amy took me to see John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (or maybe I took her to see it.) All three experiences were satisfactory. Mark Manson is a phenomenal writer. While the book is about hope, it’s not in the way you might think. He mixes philosophy, literature, opi...
Tags: Books, Book, Trends, Movie, Manson, Zinn


Book: Catch and Kill

I wasn’t able to sleep last night, so after doing the final copy edit on Do More Faster 2nd Edition, I started reading J.D. Lasica’s new book Catch and Kill: A high-tech conspiracy thriller. My brain was toast and my head was full of dripping dead virus goo, so I hoped some good mental floss would help pass the time. I finally crawled into bed at about 3am after reading about half of the book. Today was supposed to be the emotional warm up for the Knoxville Marathon. Instead, it has been ...
Tags: Books, Book, Trends, Amy, Feld, Lasica, Mental Floss, Catch and Kill, Knoxville Marathon Instead, Kaden Baker, Eliot Peper William Hertling Daniel Suarez



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