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Dec 10

Book Review: Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber Is there anyone who has never had or at least heard of someone who had a bullshit job? How can you not want to read a book about this phenomenon, based on the 2013 article by the author which went viral? I heard about it from a podcast …

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May 03

Book Review: So Good They Can’t Ignore You

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport This book bills itself as the antithesis of “What Color is Your Parachute.” It promotes the idea, as does Newport’s Studyhacks blog, that following your passion is bad advice. This is definitely a self-help book, …

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Mar 14

Book Review: Happens Every Day

Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabel Gillies I got this as an audiobook from audible, read by the author. This is a sub-genre that I haven’t read much, a sub-genre one of my teachers called “Adirondacks chair books” because they usually have an Adirondacks chair on the cover, symbolizing a woman who has …

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