Category Archives: Book Recommendations

repost: 好人肯定有好報,讓我們對生命的美好恢復信心 (Why Good Things Happen to Good People)

Written by Frank M. Lin 3/31/2017 4:25 am @ San Francisco, California – I got up about 35 minutes ago about 3:50 am.  Need to get ready for LA trip over the weekend.  Running too close on time to make … Continue reading

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World: Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg

Written By Frank M. Lin 1/15/2017 2:19 am @ Walnut Creek, California – I’ve been meaning to add this to my book recommendation list for about a week.  Man you guys should see my to-read booklist and to-blog to do … Continue reading

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repost: The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future 第三波數位革命,革哪些行業的命?

Written By Frank M. Lin 1/10/2017 3:52 am @ Union City, California – the article discuss the fast faced revolution that’s occurring as we speak.  There has been tremendous amount of innovations.  As I read through the article it turns … Continue reading

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The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy 獨裁者的進化與學習

Posted on 4/8/2014 5:57 am @ Taipei, Taiwan source Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dictators-Learning-Curve-Inside-Democracy The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy by William J. Dobson In this riveting anatomy of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between dictators … Continue reading

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repost: Scientists say nerves use sound, not electricity

Last updated 2/5/2014 10:49 pm @ Miao-Li, Taiwan – My nerdy friends will enjoy this bit.  The news and the book was published in 2007.  But I would think it is still pretty cutting edge.  The thinking is much different … Continue reading

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Book recommendation: 人體內證觀察筆記 (The Human Body Internal Observation Notes, excuse my quick and dirty title translation lol)

Updated 3/25/2012 4:15 pm @ Hayward, California – Wow this book is intriguing!  During my nearly 4 year stay in Taiwan I have read many books that relates to the body/mind/spirit training.  A lot of books I read were related to … Continue reading

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Book recommendation: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2007) by Michael Pollan (looks like a great book on the evolution of meat eating!!)

Updated 3/9/2012 8:32 am @ Union City, California – came across reference to this book thanks to one of my martial arts mentor Mr. He.  Taiwanese readers can understand the summary by reading this blog: http://skygene.blogspot.com/2009/11/american-beef-issues.html 2009年11月1日星期日〈群魔亂舞的美國牛肉〉的科學依據 “原本不想再漟渾水的,不過學科學的人,嘔心瀝血的文章被暗中指控扭曲科學事實,是令人寑食難安的。因此,這篇文章的目的是要為 〈群魔亂舞的美國牛肉〉作補充,證明我的提出的論點都有科學依據的。 對文 〈群魔亂舞的美國牛肉〉中的政治問題,這裡就不作討論了,畢竟政治取向是個人的選擇。 〈群魔亂舞的美國牛肉〉中,關於美國農業及畜牧業的探討,主要依據是Michael Pollan的The … Continue reading

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Video: The Caring Capitalist – Brazil (Ricardo Semler’s innovative way to run a company)

Updated 1/12/2012 7:03 am – Thanks to my friend Gio an Italian in Taiwan who posted this video in a discussion thread about work ethics, capitalism.  This is an excellent short video about Ricardos’ company Semco in Brazil.  His book … Continue reading

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TO ADVENTURE IS TO HAVE A STORY AT THE END OF ALL OF THIS (I have tons of good stories to tell!)

Updated 1/9/2012 10:44 pm – Randomly came across this magazine issue which is available in print or digital format.   I really like what it says and thought I would share this.  Check it out you can get some preview of … Continue reading

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book recommendation: God:The Failed Hypothesis

I just saw this book as one of the favorite book of a super smart dude so I had to check it out…  hopefully Taipei‘s library have a copy, or else I need to order it from USA so my … Continue reading

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