The Little Book of Coaching: Motivating People to Be Winners by Ken Blanchard and Don Shula

Filed under:Philosophy,Sports — posted by Randolph on July 29, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One  by Stanley Fish

Ken Blanchard and Don Shula teamed up to create a book on the basics of coaching. I was curious about this book and Don Shula’s contributions, but must say that I did enjoy them. The parallels they draw between football coaching and business are good, the principles presented apply equally to both areas.

The wisdom provided aren’t surprising. This is more of a primer or a book to reinforce good practices than it is a book to provide new insights or ideas. But it is a quick and enjoyable read.

Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between by Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein

Filed under:Philosophy — posted by Randolph on December 3, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between by Thomas CathcartThis is the third in a series of humor-focused philosophy books, this dealing with the matter of life and death. The authors use humor to drive points hope, with varying amounts of success. The book feels light, in spite of the weighty philosophical material. It is easy to read and digest, but I do question how much retaining power it has. It is an enjoyable and pretty fast read.

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard

Filed under:Art,Humor,Philosophy — posted by Randolph on January 26, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

Filed under:Philosophy — posted by Randolph on August 16, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy and Jokes by Thomas Cathcart


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