The 4-Hour Body Review

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

This is a great read, but not from start to finish.

I would say that 2/3 of the book really appeals to me, and the other 1/3 does not, and yet I feel like the $24 I spent on this 500 page beast of a book was . . . → Read More: The 4-Hour Body Review

Are the Internets Making Us Stupid?

In summer 2008, Nicholas Carr wrote a poignant and thought-provoking article, asking the question “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”. The article explored the idea that the Internet, as it becomes our primary means of accessing information, is affecting our ability to focus on any one task that requires deep concentration, such as reading a . . . → Read More: Are the Internets Making Us Stupid?

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Procrastination?

This New York Times cover story has inspired quite the debate. What effect is social media having on students? Are they too distracted by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and text messages to focus on their homework?

Don Tapscott, the author of Growing Up Digital and Grown Up Digital, had this rebuttal on the Huffington Post.

. . . → Read More: Growing Up Digital, Wired for Procrastination?

Macrowikinomics Review

Macrowikinomics Book Cover

Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams are two men on a mission. Like another reviewer said on Amazon.ca, “this book is not an operations manual; rather, it is a manifesto.” This book provides a blueprint for the future, offering fresh ideas to help us reboot outdated and failing systems, such as healthcare, journalism and . . . → Read More: Macrowikinomics Review

Macrowikinomics: A book for those with short attention spans

Macrowikinomics Book Cover

I attended a webinar on Discovery Education a few weeks ago which was essentially a promo for this book. Co-author Anthony D. Williams gave a 35-minute talk/slideshow laying out the scope of the book, and then fielded a few questions from the audience. I got a chance to answer a couple of questions:

“How . . . → Read More: Macrowikinomics: A book for those with short attention spans

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is written by Jeff Howe, a contributing editor to Wired magazine, where he covers the entertainment and technology industries. He discusses the rise of a number of remarkable websites which seemingly broke the rules of business. How did they do it? They utilized the power of the crowd.

Jeff Howe explains how the . . . → Read More: Crowdsourcing

Socialnomics

I just finished reading a book a few days ago called Socialnomics, by Eric Qualman. (I find it funny that his logical email or Twitter name shortens to equalman.) The book is about social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and to a lesser extent, Youtube, and how they are impacting the way . . . → Read More: Socialnomics

What Would Google Do?

This book has inspired me to start posting on here again. I realized that when you’re writing in a blog, it doesn’t matter who’s reading. You’re writing it for yourself. If other people happen to like it, that’s great. If not? Oh, well.

By writing down my thoughts about a particular book, I . . . → Read More: What Would Google Do?

The Singularity Is Near

Just what exactly is a technological singularity? Can the universe’s history be split up into six neat epochs? What type of impact will the coming revolution in Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics have on you and me, the average person?

Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near came out in 2005, and the movie releases continues . . . → Read More: The Singularity Is Near

The World Is Flat

“Of course the world isn’t flat. But it’s not round anymore, either. I have found that using the simple notion of flatness to describe how more people can plug, play, compete, connect, and collaborate with more equal power than ever before – which is what is happening in the world – really helps people . . . → Read More: The World Is Flat