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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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Ninja: The Shadow Warrior by Joel Levy is a PBS Special in Book Form

Ninja The Shadow Warrior Book Review

Sometimes you don’t need 1,000 pages on a subject. Sometimes 200 will do. In the case of Ninja: The Shadow Warrior by Joel Levy which I recently picked up, this is definitely the case.

It is a complete, if not truncated, history of ninja and ninjutsu and reads more like a PBS one hour special on the subject. It covers the basics and either sates your appetite or wets it, leaving you hungry for more.

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