Author Archives: Mayer Seidman

Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney

This book is a biography mostly focused on Jobs’ professional life at Apple. The following are a few of the topics discussed in the book which I enjoyed. It is often mentioned that Jobs had an incredible reality distortion field. Andy Hertzfeld described … Continue reading

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The Idealist – Jeffrey Sachs And The Quest To End Poverty by Nina Munk

Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned economist who went from the upper echelons of the economic world to an incredibly ambitious humanitarian quest in Africa. He was largely unknown by most (outside of the economic crowd) until his book, The End … Continue reading

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Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

“I’ve always said, the only difference between Detroit and a third-world country is that Detroit doesn’t have goats in the street.” —Sam Riddle  Charlie Leduff, a Detroit native moves back to the city to work as a journalist for the Detroit … Continue reading

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Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products by Leander Kahney

“What people are responding to is much bigger than the object. They are responding to something rare — a group of people who do more than simply make something work, they make the very best products they possibly can. It’s … Continue reading

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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

Moonwalking with Einstein is the incredible journey of a regular guy becoming the U.S. Memory Champion. Joshua Foer’s interest in memory exercises begins while covering the same championship a year earlier as a journalist. He takes you through this journey-the memory … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Food by Michael Pollan

“Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Vegetables.” It was really nice venturing into a genre I had never dabbled in before-food and health. In Defense of Food is essentially an attack on most of our eating habits and tendencies.  A … Continue reading

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The Case for No Case

“It’s like wearing a helmet while biking. Sure, it’s safe — but it just doesn’t look as good,” –Ryan Matzner My first smartphone, the Palm Pre, was not a popular one and unheard of by most. While it had a … Continue reading

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