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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

ConBrio, January 1, 2013

Of the many great new books I read this year, this has been the most helpful. Anne Lamott's straightforward confrontations of the little difficulties we make for ourselves, plus her hilarious off-center sense of humor, make this a useful book to dip into any time I am feeling discouraged or out of sorts. That is why it beat out Oddly Normal and Waging Heavy Peace, my two runner-ups.
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The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations by Dietrich Dorner
The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations

ConBrio, August 4, 2012

Dietrich Doerner's The Logic of Failure is a fascinating read. He's talking about a serious subject - making complicated decisions in complex situations - and discusses it in a thoughtful, positive, and encouraging way. Some of his descriptions are irresistibly funny (as is the photo on the cover of the paperback edition), and others are grimly compelling - he gives a brief but thorough explanation of what exactly happened at Chernobyl, for instance. If you work in a complex system, you will benefit by reading this book.
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