Christie Watson’s “The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story” – book review

I was reading this book just before the pandemic hit. Ironically, I left it in the office in March. So I could only start reading it again now (October). As soon as I had it back, I devoured it. I couldn’t help myself. It’s very well written and on a subject that fascinates me. The Language of Kindness is all about nursing. The author left … Continue reading Christie Watson’s “The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story” – book review

Shoshana Zuboff “The Age of Surveillance Captialism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of AI” – book review

The phrase “surveillance capitalism” has been appearing in the newspapers recently as a way of describing the business practice of Google and Facebook. The phrase was coined by Shoshana Zuboff’s book The Age of Surveillance Captialism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of AI. The book begins with a definition of surveillance capitalism Sur-veil-lance Cap-i-tal-ism, n. A new economic order that … Continue reading Shoshana Zuboff “The Age of Surveillance Captialism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of AI” – book review

Jared Diamond’s “Upheaval” – book review

What better time to read Jared Diamond’s Upheaval? After all, the world is having a crisis of some sort at the moment. Sadly, the book doesn’t lay out a ten-step-plan to get ourselves out of the COVID-19 crisis, as it was published in 2019, a world away from what is actually going on now. Still. Jared Diamond’s Upheaval is a case study of 7 nations … Continue reading Jared Diamond’s “Upheaval” – book review