The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition
By Paulo Coelho
The runaway bestseller and beloved book by Latin America's most popular author. "A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike."-- "Publishers Weekly" "A magical little volume." "--San Francisco Chronicle"
"A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be."--M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of "The Road Less Traveled"
NEWS & OPINION: Links for a Monday Afternoon
Posted June 6, 2011, 8:57 PM with category of General Business➻ Cory Doctorow has laid out an interesting chronology of intellectual property rights since the first part of the 20th century for The Guardian's Comment Is Free interview series. Arguing that Every pirate wants to be an admiral, he tells a story that begins with sheet music composers and ends with the Internet about how elements of every innovation are seen as piracy until they become the mainstream, at which time they begin accusing the next generation of innovators of piracy. Stating at the beginning of the video that "The way to increase the health of the cultural realm is to allow more people to participate in it in more ways," he ends with anxiety that, for the first time in history, lawmakers may end up on the wrong side of the debate between the so-called "pirates" and supposed "admirals. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: Crowdsourced Entrepreneurial Reads
Posted September 14, 2009, 7:17 PM with category of General BusinessA few weeks ago, Fred Wilson from avc. com kicked up interest in books that entreprenuers should read. Fred, in particular, made the point that "there is way more insight to be gained from stories than from business books. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: Finding It
Posted March 25, 2008, 7:39 PM with category of General BusinessRecently, I was at a popular electronic "super store" (think Circuit City/Best Buy type). I was browsing through the DVDs and noticed a flaw, basically due to the fact that I'm a big trivia geek: most of The Thin Man mystery series were shelved with movie musicals like Grease, West Side Story and everything Elvis. Odd, right? Read more
NEWS & OPINION: The Play List
Posted October 27, 2005, 8:06 PM with category of General BusinessI found a gem locked away in my email this morning. Our friend Kevin Carroll sent me a list of the books he gives out at his seminars. It is a great list. Read more
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