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Leonardo Da Vinci by the Walter Isaacson

Sep 30, 2021 9:28:07 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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Editor’s comment:  Isaacson rides again, making a well-chronicled figure interesting in a different way, as he did with Einstein and Jobs.  His research is outstanding and it helps a non-artist like me that he accompanies most references with pencils, diagrams, notes, paintings and sculptures of the great master. 

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The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

Aug 30, 2021 9:26:43 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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Philanthropy, from Aristotle to Zuckerberg by Paul Vellely

Jul 31, 2021 10:16:04 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Jun 30, 2021 8:34:57 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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It’s Not About You by Tom Rath

May 30, 2021 3:52:27 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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Generosity Unbound by Claire Gaudiani

May 1, 2021 8:08:04 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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Editor’s note:  I don’t know how I stumbled on this decade-old book but beyond Gaudiani’s ill-advised “independence declaration”, she riveted my interest.  Claire Gaudiani is a well-known student of philanthropy in the USA.  The history of American philanthropy (See Zinsmeister from earlier blogs) fascinates me.  The second value of this book is her argument in favor of a middle ground between too much government regulation of giving and leaving philanthropy entirely unbound.  It’s an endless but worthy concern since neither our government nor our wealthy can be entirely trusted. 

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Mar 29, 2021 8:15:09 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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Editor’s Comment:  Bryson is well known for his variety of interests, from his ambitious “A Short History of Nearly Everything” to a delightful childhood memoir I read called “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid”.  “The Body” fascinated me with startling details of how our body works.  Chapters are broken into parts: brain, heart, lungs as well as systems: immune, chemistry and skeleton.  Bryson adds a point of view, such as his concerns over the overuse of antibiotics.  (see excerpt)  I’m recommending this book with only two promises, it’s far more readable than your biology textbook and you will understand a lot more about the only body you’ll ever own when you’re done.

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Creative Capital by Spencer Ante

Feb 27, 2021 6:01:26 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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Adventures of a Bystander by Peter Drucker

Dec 31, 2020 10:05:52 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

Nov 29, 2020 12:01:59 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Recommended Books

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