What has stayed with me in the days since I finished this book is this: Hidden Figures is another reminder that we are better at solving problems when we have more seats at the table.
If you can get past some of the narrative drag, however, Makherjee’s reporting and historical narrative are fascinating. And since cancer touches nearly everyone in this country in one way or another, the book also serves as a primer on what we’re facing.
An outgrowth of Keith Houston’s blog, the author explores how and why we use the symbols we do today.
Ericsson does a masterful job of both explaining what we know about how we achieve success and explaining the conditions under which those forces do (and don’t) work.
I didn’t feel like I got to know the author, her husband, or anything that would connect to me to her world. In the end, that was what disappointed me the most. The book felt like a missed opportunity.
If you’ve ever wondered how to engage groups (large or small) in order to find out how they feel, understand a problem, or develop solutions that have buy-in from a large constituency, this (and Change by Design) are worth reading.
After two hundreds years, the choice between the do-gooder who ends up stealing you money and the asshole who doesn’t care whether you live or die is pretty simple: I’ll take the asshole every time
For our December edition of Scripted, we’ll hear Letters Sent by Janice Hibbard. Claire sent a lot of letters – some loving, some toxic. She never thought she’d be around to see the consequences, but now she is. A empathetic, but never sappy, portrait of a woman struggling to figure out what to do next.