What Dave Read 11-7-16

What Dave Read Yesterday – November 7, 2016

Some I finish.  Some I sample.  Others I skim.  Regardless, these books’ pages met my eyes at some point yesterday, November 7, 2016.  And, of course, there’s affiliate marketing attached to these entries. The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker So far my impression of The Blank Slate is like asking someone, “Hey, where’d you get […]

Availability heuristics and the paranoid prone

The Availability Heuristic and the Monster Who Feeds It

Does social media create dark mental shortcuts for the paranoid-prone? The media does not report the mundane.  The mundane does not sell advertising space.  The extraordinary sells advertising space.  Furthermore, we engage the extraordinary on social media.  Likes, shares, re-tweets, pins.  Each time we tell the system that something has our attention–no matter how dark, […]

What Dave Read Yesterday November 06, 2016

What Dave Read Yesterday – November 6, 2016

Some I finish.  Some I sample.  Others I skim.  Regardless, these books’ pages met my eyes at some point yesterday, November 6, 2016.  And, of course, there’s affiliate marketing attached to these entries. How To Have A Good Day by Caroline Webb Worked through most of the intro and first chapter.  A lot of what […]

John Calipari

Preview: John Calipari and the Art of Coaching Extreme Talent

This is a preview of Success is the Only Option by John Calipari. Success is the Only Option by John Calipari Available: November 15, 2016 Amazon Price: $14.99 (Kindle) / $22.48 (Hardcover) Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher’s Description: Kentucky’s charismatic coach shares the secrets of creating one of the premiere programs in college basketball, revealing how he transforms a […]

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Preview: Raza Rumi and Pakistan’s Democratic Transition

This is a preview of The Fractious Path: Pakistan’s Democratic Transition by Raza Rumi.   The Fractious Path: Pakistan’s Democratic Transition by Raza Rumi Available: November 15, 2016 (Available on Kindle now) Amazon Price: $10.99 (Kindle) / $21.84 (Paperback) Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher’s Description: Since its inception, Pakistan has oscillated between authoritarianism and democratic spells. An […]