Revisting Neuromancer After Three Decades

Neuromancer, William Gibson’s  first novel, was published in 1984. It helped to establish the cyberpunk genre of science fiction: a dark future where computing, communication, and artificial intelligence technologies were dominant, complemented by significant medical advances, large inhabited satellites in Earth orbit, and considerable drug use. I recently re-read it and [...]

By | 2018-08-01T13:02:37+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Books, Favorites, skmurphy|0 Comments

P. T. Barnum’s Golden Rules For Making Money

P.T. Barnum wrote “The Art of Money Getting: The Golden Rules for Making Money” in 1880 at the age of 70 when he was already an accomplished businessman, politician, philanthropist, and author–after his hugely successful 1855 autobiography “The Life of P.T. Barnum: Written By Himself.”  Barnum’s 21 golden rules for making [...]

By | 2016-06-21T13:37:02+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Books, skmurphy|4 Comments

Anything You Want By Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers promises that his slim book “Anything You Want” is a one hour read that summarizes 10 years of his entrepreneurial experience into 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur. It’s a practical book that’s well organized and easy to read. It took me much longer than an [...]

By | 2019-03-27T20:29:00+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Books, Founder Story|4 Comments

E-Book Summary For Lean Startup

Summer is almost over. If you have been putting off reading “The Lean Startup”  I have a time saving suggestion. If you have an hour and want to capture the gist I can recommend a good e-book summary for Lean Startup. If you have another hour I suggest a good [...]

By | 2015-09-01T12:17:53+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Books, skmurphy|2 Comments

Stiff by Mary Roach

Mary Roach’s Stiff offers a tour of the afterlife: she answers the question what happens to our bodies after we die. She explores funeral homes, autopsies, medical training, medical research, crash testing, body armor testing, cremation, brain death, natural decomposition, and organ transplants among other topics. Is is meticulously researched. [...]

By | 2015-08-11T21:21:15+00:00 August 9th, 2015|Books, skmurphy|0 Comments