Category Archives: Books & Reviews

Managing Creativity

As I mature into management, I read less and less books about them. Most discuss a vigorous process which requires a transformation of the whole company. I don’t know any CEO who has such conviction; I am not one anyway. … Continue reading

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The Passage Trilogy

Finally, the third and final book is here. You may start now. Get all three and brew a nice pot of coffee. It is about a girl who saved the world. In not so distant future, an obssessive scientist discovered … Continue reading

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Jack Reacher: Persuader

I read fictions only from the library. I figured the good ones will eventually work their way into the system. The popular one all have long waiting lists. I would request them, and patiently waited my turn, sometimes for months. … Continue reading

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Red Rising Trilogy

In the distant future, Luna colony rebelled and ruled the Solar system. They abandoned the concept of “all men are created equal” and created a genetic caste system: the Gold would be on the top of the pyramid to rule, … Continue reading

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All about booze

Really. Why do some people cannot hold their liquor and others cannot get drunk? Exactly what are the effective ways to deal with hangovers? Adam Rogers attempted to find the answers of these, and many more regarding alcoholic drinks. I … Continue reading

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Time to Hunt

I enjoyed “Point of Impact” which was the base for the movie Shooter. So I read the next one in the series: Black Light. It was OK and I grew a bit tired of Bob Lee Swagger. As I had … Continue reading

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Not Quite a Robber Baron

Empty Mansions claimed to be a mystery book for extravagant houses, meticulous maintained, yet unoccupied by their owner for decades. The enormous amount of money wasted on them is mind-boggling. Why is that? Who’s behind all these? No. It is … Continue reading

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Pirating Music

When I lived in China in the early 2000s, there was this ritual to visit the DVD stores that cater nearly exclusively to the expat community. They were like DVD rental places with an extremely excellent collection. Prominently featured were … Continue reading

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Switching to Mac

This MacBook Pro arrived. First time in my life, my primary computer became a Mac. For decades, there has been this teasing back-and-forth among us PC people and them Mac guys. The verbal jousting and teasing aside, I have always … Continue reading

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The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

There is standing joke that Caltech’s football program was “un-defeated in 1944.” No, that institute was not known for their athletic prowess. Should any school? Honestly, do kids attend schools for their sports programs or intellectual learning? Bill Coleman, a … Continue reading

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