"Catch-22" is like no other novel. It has its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting. It is totally original.
Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off Italy, "Catch-22" is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. "Catch-22" is a microcosm of the twentieth-century world as it might look to someone dangerously sane. It is a novel that lives and moves and grows with astonishing power and vitality-- a masterpiece of our time.
NEWS & OPINION: Crowdsourced Entrepreneurial Reads
Posted September 14, 2009, 7:17 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
A 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.
NEWS & OPINION: Books from August's Fast Company
Posted August 4, 2004, 2:37 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The number of books mentioned in Fast Company is down this month, but that is countered with a cover story about Jeff Bezos [p52-58].
Here are the books you will find in this August issue:
In connection with the The Good Brand article [p47-49], FC holding a contest - "Readers can choose to help reposition and rethink one brand -- or all of them -- and the participant who contributes the most promising strategy for adding new life to a brand -- as selected by the editors of Fast Company -- will win a three-hour branding consultation with Karen Post, author of 'Brain Tattoos: Creating Unique Brands That Stick in Your Customers' Minds and a free, signed copy of the book. " You can find the contest online by following this link.