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The Dip is a Short and Important Book About Quitting by Seth Godin

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin

At the time of the drafting of this post, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin has 632 customer reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

That’s pretty impressive for telling people that quitting can be beneficial. But he’s so correct that much of the book is “so obvious we’ve overlooked it.”

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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins full of Misleading Psychology about Outsiders

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins Quirk Theory

While Alexandra Robbins may be a “Best Selling” author, and she can certainly string her words together, I don’t think she quite reached her goal of explaining Quirk Theory in “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth.”

Essentially, she spoke to multitudes of high school students, teachers, administrators, and parents in order to explain Quirk Theory and how the things that make members of the “cafeteria fringe” outsiders in high school will make them succeed thereafter.

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A Companion Piece to Agent Palmer on Diamond Minds Podcast

Diamond Minds Podcast

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining the father and son podcasting duo of Paul (Father) and Dave (Son) Maier on their show Diamond Minds. It’s mainly about the two of them catching up and staying in touch, while discussing topics with and without guests coupled with bad jokes and heart warming puns!

Why was I on? Because I was asked! But I wasn’t really asked, it was a suggestion made by Paul on the episode prior to my guest spot on Episode 27 “Secret Agent Man.”

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An Agent Palmer Book Report: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet

To succeed in many fields, it’s very important to have a base knowledge of the history within that field. Doctors learn about the history of medicine, writers learn the origins of the written word, and mechanics learn the basics behind the machines they’ll be working on.

However, it struck me as odd, that as a blogger and professional web guy, that I didn’t have more than the faintest idea of the history of the Internet, which is where I make a considerable portion of my income, professionally and otherwise.

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