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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

7 May

Good to Great

by: Jim Collins

Good to Great is a book centered around the findings of an in depth research project into Fortune 500 companies that were able to make the transition from being companies with good performance to companies with great performance. Each section of the book focuses is on one of the commonalities between these companies. (more…)


Typography book round-up

16 Dec

Elements of Typographic Style

The Elements of Typographic Style

Robert Bringhurst

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The Typographic Desk Reference

Theodore Rosendorf

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Mai-Linh T. Troung, cialis Jürgen Siebert and Erik Spiekermann

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The Works: Anatomy of a City

2 Jan

the_works_anatomy_of_a_cityBy Kate Ascher

While passing through Barnes & Noble, on the way to the register to pay for a magazine, I stumbled upon a hidden gem. The book is called The Works: Anatomy of a City and it’s by Kate Ascher. It’s a well-designed and organized book that details every aspect of New York City that you’ve probably never thought of.

From how flowers show up at the corner deli every morning to what happens to all that trash, the book has it all. In addition to all of the information the book is filled with fantastic info graphics that make the whole thing easier to understand, follow and enjoy.

The book is a must have for every coffee table in New York City. And if you’ve got kids in the city it’s guaranteed to answer some questions you wouldn’t otherwise have the answers to.


A web design revolution: Web Vastu

18 Dec

Web Vastu coverI was recently given a highly underrated gift, a book. This wasn’t just any book, but at the time it was a new release that was getting a lot of publicity and was acquired from the far off land of India. The book is Web Vastu: Designing Websites according to the Ancient Sciences of Directions by Dr. Smita Jain Narang. A lot of hard work and research went into finding this book and tracking down a copy for me. I was excited to get into it partly because I couldn’t believe I’d never heard of the book before I unwrapped it, and partly because the idea of combining religious principles, or at least beliefs that are more organic in nature, with the very modern and technical process of web design was very intriguing to me. (more…)