Malcolm Gladwell has a new book coming out this month (Sept 2019 – Talking to Strangers). If you are not familiar with who he is or his books, then perhaps a quick summary is appropriate. If you are also into behavioral economics, then the news of yet another of his books just might be motivating … Read more Should you Trust the Wisdom of Malcolm Gladwell?
This posting perhaps sounds like one of those paid for advertisements, so let’s first clear that up. What follows is my own personal recommendation, I have not bee approached by Powells or anybody who represents them in any way, and I never ever do paid for ads or any kind of ads … period. I … Read more Things to do in Portland – Visit Powells
It is time to see if you have any good cognitive toolkit suggestions. First the context. Somebody (who shall remain nameless) was asking for recommendations for a good book. They just happen to be somebody who was/is a Christian believer, but now faces a lot of doubts … and so is sitting on the fence. … Read more Books: What would you recommend?
Yes, its a shameless book plug today – my own to be precise. I’ve published the first skeptical byte in what I hope will be a long series on the Amazon kindle store. Since this is the first, I’ve started with a rather fundamental question, “How do we know what is really true?” Answering such a question … Read more FREE Skeptical book on Amazon: “How do we know what is really true?”
Dr Dave Hone, a nice chap from the University of Bristol who specializes in dinosaurs and pterosaurs, has a list of his favourite science books in the Guardian today. What caught my eye was the one he has at the top of the list … Bill Bryson: A short history of nearly everything Quite simply … Read more Book Recommendation- Bill Bryson: A short history of nearly everything
We in the UK knew this day would come, the trend was obvious, well now it finally has. Amazon says it sells more books for Kindle than paperbacks and hardbacks combined on Amazon.co.uk, TechWeek Europe reports. So what are the numbers? Amazon said that for every 100 print books bought through its UK site, it sold 112 Kindle … Read more The rise and rise of Kindle