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Book Review: Three Cups

I was fortunate to receive a review copy of  (Amazon affiliate link) from booksneeze.com just before Christmas. In a quick and easy to understand parable, Three Cups introduces children to some foundational money management principles. Any household or personal budget needs to begin with spending, saving, and giving equal to what you make. The Three […]

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Book Review: Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain

How I went from gang member to multimillionaire entrepreneur by Ryan Blair. For reasons not totally clear or obvious to me a book publicist sent me (Amazon Affiliate link) by Ryan Blair. Because I am generally interested in business and self-improvement books I decided to give the book a read. Attitude, Determination, and Influential People […]

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Book Review: Poke the Box

 is the first manifesto published by Seth Godin’s new venture the Domino Project. The premise of the book is: 1. You have ideas. 2. Start working on an idea. 3. Ship the results of your idea. 4. Repeat. You can do this. Go. Ship. Now.

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Book Review: Rescuing Providence

is an outstanding book about working on Rescue 1 in Providence, Rhode Island. Readers follow Lt. Michael Morse on a 36 hour shift through the busy streets of his hometown. Lt. Morse shares his passion for the job and compassion for the people he serves, despite the overwhelming volume of calls and chronic problems faced […]

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Best Books of 2010 … at least so far

Amazon.com editors have selected their top books of 2010. My personal reading efforts have picked up steam in 2010, especially when the weather was cold and dark. I thought I would share my top books of 2010 … at least so far. 1. Scent of the Missing (, Everyday EMS Tips Review – coming soon) […]

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Book Review: Critical Care Transport

This is a guest book review by critical care paramedic, Michael Fraley, and critical care transport nurse, Colleen Herda. If you want to guest post or review on this blog, check out the guidelines here. Critical Care Transport (2011) American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Emergency Physicians Series Editor: Andrew N. Pollak, MD, FAAOS […]

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Book Review: Frantic by Katherine Howell

 is the first novel by Australian author and former paramedic, Katherine Howell. The fast-moving plot follows a paramedic, Sophie Phillips, and her police officer husband Chris after he is shot and their one year old son is abducted. Intertwined with Chris and Sophie’s story is the investigation by the detectives assigned to the case. Lethal […]

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Book Review: Five Dysfunctions of a Team – a Leadership Fable

Teamwork is an inevitability of all aspects of life – family, school, sports, and work. How many different teams are you on? I joined a new team in early May when I became the Director of Education for CentreLearn Solutions, LLC. A few days after joining the team the company CEO asked me to read […]

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Book Review: A Simple Case of Suicide

 is the first book from veteran paramedic Laura Kendall. I describe the book as a mystery/romantic thriller. The heroine of the story, paramedic Kendall Rose, finds herself caught in a suspenseful criminal plot when she goes too far to investigate a drug overdose that has been ruled a simple case of suicide. Her pursuit of […]

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Book Review: The Perfect Mile

 tells the story of three runners – John Landy, Wes Santee, and Roger Banister – that set out in 1952 to run the first mile under four minutes. The book is written in great depth about the personalities, training habits and techniques, races, and other factors in the runner’s lives. Running on My Mind When […]