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Book Review: “Eon” by Greg Bear

Published in 1985, Greg Bear’s science fiction novel Eon is about what happens after a hollowed-out asteroid suddenly appears in Earth’s orbit. Various countries send out teams of scientists to the asteroid they (boringly) nickname “the Stone” and jockey for control of the discoveries. It turns out that the humans who’d fashioned “the Stone” into a …

Book Review: “Dark Summit” by Nick Heil

Book Review: “Dark Summit” by Nick Heil

In his book Dark Summit, Nick Heil described the events of the controversial 2006 Mount Everest climbing season, when 11 people died on the mountain. An experienced mountain climber, skiing and climbing instructor, and outdoor writer, Heil interviewed both the principals involved (those who survived) and those on the periphery (some of whom contributed to …

Book Review: “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World” by Gary Vaynerchuk

Book Review: “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World” by Gary Vaynerchuk

In his book “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook,” Gary Vaynerchuk explains how to use social media to connect with customers and win against the competition. A New York Times bestselling author, Vaynerchuk, along with his team at VaynerMedia, helps Fortune 500 companies develop digital and social media content and strategies. Social media platforms discussed in …

Book Review: “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg and Nell Scovell

Book Review: “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg and Nell Scovell

Indicative of the mental transformation that often accompanies a pregnant woman’s physical changes, the first line in Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In,” written with Nell Scovell, foreshadows Sandberg’s realization that women leaders can effect powerful, positive transformation in fellow women’s work experiences. Sandberg is the chief operating officer at Facebook, named one of Time‘s 100 …