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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat…

Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients...
Chris Castig
1 min read

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist...
Chris Castig
3 min read

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (Discussion…

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon...
Chris Castig
2 min read

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell – Book Summary and Notes

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an...
Chris Castig
5 min read

On Directing Film by David Mamet

Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of his own critically acclaimed movies like House of Games, State and Main, and...
Chris Castig
44 sec read

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke…

These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the 20th century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative...
Chris Castig
2 min read

Leading at the Speed of Growth by Katherine Catlin…

Learn how to take your company to the next level of growth through the stories of over 500 successful entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman...
Chris Castig
7 min read

Essentialism by Greg McKeown – Book Notes and Summary

Subscribe on iTunes Buy Essentialism on Amazon Essentialism is one of those books that I come back to and re-read a few times a year....
Chris Castig
5 min read

“Love vs. Desire”, from Mating In Captivity

This week I’ll be chatting with Sarah Peck, about the book Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel. We’ll go over a summary of some...
Chris Castig
5 min read

Jim Henson’s Biography Teaches us About Visual Thinking, and…

This is the first episode of the On Books podcast where I chat about Jim Henson: The Biography with  Alexis Rondeau. Subscribe on iTunes Buy the...
Chris Castig
6 min read