Sunday, June 17, 2012

Read This Book Before Voting in November

Edward Luce has written an excellent book Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent. Unless you have been living under a rock or all your information comes from Fox News, Luce presents a pretty convincing and sobering appraisal of the economic, political and cultural circumstances that Americans find themselves now.

In many ways it is a depressing book. How could the United States lose its many competitive advantages? How can we get back on track? It won't be easy if it's even possible.

I have provided some excerpts below to give you a flavor of Luce's research and analysis.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

9 Things No One Wants to Regret When They’re Older

You can find a number of blogs that offer great advice. As someone nearing 60, I could not agree more with the advice in this post. I think many people neglect  #s 3 and 7 on the list below and suffer much regret because of them.

  1. Not spending enough time smiling with the people you love.
  2. Holding a grudge and never forgiving someone you care about. 
  3. Fulfilling everyone else’s dreams, instead of your own. 
  4. Not being honest about how you feel. 
  5. Being foolish and irresponsible with your finances. 
  6. Getting caught up in needless drama and negativity. 
  7. Never making your own happiness a priority. 
  8. Never making a difference in the lives of others.
  9. Failing because you were scared to fail.

Kindle Kaper

$19.99 for a Kindle book? Really? When the hardcover price is about the same?

Frankly from a reading experience, I'd rather read from a hardcover or paperback. Given that no hard copy has to be produced, I expect a much better price if I order through Kindle.