It is fun being drawn into fantasy, but not when so unlikely. Not so much the implausibility of the overall plot, but the implausibility of the development of relationships. A chick flick. (No offense, chicks.)
Local businesses/enterprises are the engines of a real healthy economy, yet this book describes how we are starving our local businesses and unwittingly financing large multinational corporations who are pretty much dedicated to moving jobs overseas, siphoning profits to far-off places, and out-competing our local enterprises. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), founded to protect us, has become a barrier to local investing (in order to “protect” small investors).
This book describes some steps we can take to reverse this, and some longer-term initiatives to enhance local investing, such as the re-establishment of local stock exchanges (there were such things once), crowd-funding, and direct public offerings.
An account of the incredible tour of duty of several World War II servicemen. A compelling read about perseverance, and the worst and best aspects of human nature.
An imagined glimpse at ordinary life in medieval Europe—a bold endeavor in itself. The story of a girl's struggle for survival and socialization in a society which is largely indifferent, and sometimes harsh, although there are pockets of human warmth and hope.
A story about a young girl's journey to find her mother. A tale about family love. Good reader
The author shares some interesting thoughts about social epidemics, but perhaps overemphasizes them. Also, is he advocating the understanding of these principles as useful for just marketing, or for more meaningful social change? It's not clear, although I would rather it be the latter.
Although unfortunately negative in that the book is critical, the thesis is right on the money. Honest, critical thinking, ... yes, even negative thinking, is the yang without which the positive ying cannot exist. The author intelligently identifies a trend toward suppressing critical, honest thinking which cannot ultimately benefit anyone.
The author has a sordid imagination: preoccupation with violent murder, sexual abuse.
Life is too short to fill your mind with this.
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