Tools and distraction

Despite having at least four other devices with Kindle apps on them at any given moment at home or work, my reading weapon of choice is the Kindle Paperwhite. I rip through books on it, lose myself in them fast and deeply. Two reasons: first, there is less pull from the web and apps; second,…… Continue reading Tools and distraction

Why aren’t business books shorter?

Image: Could some of these be shorter?    Why are nonfiction books, business books in particular not shorter? Or available to buy in sections or by the chapter? In their book Big Data: A Revolution… – my most quoted of the last few months – Cukier and Mayer-Schonberger discuss the huge, unexploited stores of data…… Continue reading Why aren’t business books shorter?

Holiday reading

In case you are looking for some ideas about what to read in the remainder of the summer, here are the books that have tickled my fancy over the summer months. How I Escaped My Certain Fate, by Stewart Lee Autobiographical story – interspersed with transcripts of some his shows – by my favourite stand-up…… Continue reading Holiday reading