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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: I've Got Your Back: A Leadership Parable


I've Got Your Back: A Leadership Parable
I've Got Your Back: A Leadership Parable by James C. Galvin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I have to admit that I am a fan boy of reading a lot of books on leadership and self-improvement. Sometimes probably I spend time reading that I should be doing. So, having stated that disclaimer (I would probably read the leadership secrets of Hitler....) Here are some themes from the book that struck a chord with me:

1. His emphasis on followership
2. The three levels of leadership followership.
3. Godly good advice about following well.

How would I rate this book? I am thinking it is a solid B. I loved the first part about the story. The story was an A grade. the second half was ok but I am always wary of putting a theme together from Verses all over the Bible. If it were me, I would have built the theological section just around the Paul/Timothy dynamic. But I have yet to write a book so I am just a lame armchair quarterback here. But I am throwing my opinion out there for the 3 people that read my blog to hear....

The bottom line is that I am happy to have it in my library and will use it as a reference much in the same way that I have the Bible and Getting Things Done.



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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Review: Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up


Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up
Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up by Francis Chan

My rating: 0 of 5 stars



Very somber and sobering book. He wrestles with the tough question of how can a good God have a hell.
I like his writing style and his honesty. So I say, "friends don't let friends go to hell." Please join me in boycotting Hell.



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Review: Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning


Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning
Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning by Gary Marcus

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I enjoyed this book overall. It does get somewhat technical in the learning theory and brain functions and I am sure I went fast through that.

The bottom line is that it gives me hope to continue on in my Guitar journey.

I do plan to contact him to ask about what iphone ear training software he benefited from and what if any practice tips he may have.




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Friday, February 10, 2012

Sleep

Sleep for me is like time and money,  it seems that I always want more than I am getting.   But I have found that if I get too much it can have an adverse effect on me.   I guess I would need to do a proper scientific study to see how much I really do need to get.   Having said all of this,  I find this website and approach fascinating.   I am not endorsing it and neither have I tried this, but I have to say the thought of this is very interesting:

http://www.dustincurtis.com/sleep.html

Good night!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Spotify

So I hear from my friend (Top Jimmy (not from the van halen song but like that...)) about spotify and of course the first thing I plug in as far as music is Billy Joe Shaver  and it links me to to this album
"Angels and Outlaws"  by Aaron Watson and to the song "barbwired halo"  which has Billy Joe Shaver reading Phillipians on the track in front of Barbwired Halo.

So Watson has my attention and respect for paying homage to Billy Joe!   I have to say I like Tracks 13-15 so far!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Today,  I am going to move all in to google.
I already use and love
Google apps (mail and docs)
Google reader
so to that mix I am going to add:
Google Plus
Google Blogger as my landing page for my dltucker.com domain.