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100 Books in the Essential Man’s library

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

List of 100 books every man should read. I recognize a good number from high school english class, but I have some catching up to do in the “quintessential American Novel of the 50s-60s” and the “classics from Antiquity” categories. Saving the list for use over the summer.

Here is the blurb:

There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed down the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man.

Whether it be a book on adventure, war, or manners, there is so much to learn about life’s great questions from these gems. Let us know in the comments which of these you loved, hated, and the books that meant a lot to you and should have made the list (you can even get really indignant about your favorite book). And without further ado, this is our list.

And here is the link: 100 Must read books

Interview Tips for the Google

Friday, March 21st, 2008

“Get that job at Google.”

You: Should I work at Google? Is it all they say it is, and more? Will I be serenely happy there? Should I apply immediately?

Me: Yes.

You: To which ques… wait, what do you mean by “Yes?” I didn’t even say who I am!

Me: Dude, the answer is Yes. (You may be a woman, but I’m still calling you Dude.)

And so forth…..

Where to run in Boulder when in town on a business trip

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

I visited Boulder, CO a few weeks ago at attend a conference put on by UC Boulder, and since I’m training for a half-marathon coming up in a few weeks, I wanted to go running one morning.  That, and I couldn’t not get outside and enjoy the fantastic weather compared to the hot/humid gross that is Florida summer.

So, where to run in Boulder on a quick trip when you don’t know the town all that well.  Why, the Boulder Creek Path of course:

If you go anywhere in town you’ll walk on it or over it, and follows the creek all the way across town and right into the Front Range.  And also, you end up with some pretty swanky sunrises coming back out of the mountains at dawn….worth it even if it does make you a few minutes late for the conference breakfast.