Come on Ladies and Gents. We’re probably the most read generation on earth. It’s what we read that’s the problem. Lots of status updates, articles and the ever interesting comment section but maybe it’s time to check out the book section at you local book store (or your online bookstore) and get to reading. Nothing like reading a good long, well researched book. Here’s a few:
Alone Together, Sherry Turkle
Summary: Consider Facebook—it’s human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them.
In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It’s a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for—and sacrificing—in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today’s self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.
Fascinating Womanhood, Helen Andelin
Summary: What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages.
Fascinating Womanhood offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old-fashioned values to meet the needs and challenges of today’s fascinating woman. Inside you’ll learn:
∑ What traits today’s men find irresistible in a woman
∑ How to awaken a man’s deepest feelings of love
∑ Eight rules for a successful relationship
∑ How to rekindle your love life
∑ How to bring out the best in your man—and reap the rewards
∑ Plus special advice for the working woman—and much more!
Fascinating Womanhood offers guidance for a new generation of women—happy, fulfilled, adored and cherished—who want to rediscover the magic of their own feminine selves.
The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferriss
Summary: What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: “I race motorcycles in Europe.” “I ski in the Andes.” “I scuba dive in Panama.” “I dance tango in Buenos Aires.” He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing subculture who has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” and instead mastered the new currencies-time and mobility-to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now. Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you: ? How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want ? How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs ? How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist ? How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and freuent “mini-retirements” ? What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income ? How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair ? What automated cash-flow “muses” are and how to create one in 2 to 4 weeks ? How to cultivate selective ignorance-and create time-with a low-information diet ? What the management secrets of Remote Control CEOs are ? How to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50-80% off ? How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office
Summary Sources: Goodreads.com