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Bookmap: Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger

Mindmap of Everything Is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger

I’ve just finished David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous. From the opening story about the prototype shop stationer Staples uses to design more effective experiences for shoppers to the final coda about the lack of structure in an ephemera shop, Weinberger tells thoughtful stories to outline his ideas, most of which I hadn’t heard before. Weinberger’s … Continue reading Bookmap: Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger »


Bookmap: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler

Legend has it this book originated as a seven-page memo outlining mythic structure for Hollywood studios. In the memo, Christopher Vogler interpreted Joseph Cambpell‘s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces“, the book in which “Campbell explores the theory that important myths from around the world which have survived for thousands of years all share a … Continue reading Bookmap: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler »


Bookmap: The Halo Effect… and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers

Phil Rozenzweig’s book impressed when I first read it by explaining in straightforward terms why “Five Steps…” and “Seven Habits…” type books aren’t enough to ensure success in different contexts. The explanation of the dangers of pseudoscientific approaches to studying performance is recommended to anyone working in organisational design. I also feel all business management … Continue reading Bookmap: The Halo Effect… and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers »