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Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness a

Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness a

This book by by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis falls towards the glass is half empty side of the argument about the influence of technology on our lives. If you’re concerned about the negative effects of the new digital landscape then this... Read More

Motion Leadership: What's the Skinny...?

Motion Leadership: What's the Skinny...?

Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy. This is actually a skinny book... Michael Fullan - the author - is a Canadian expert in educational reform, and in this short book (A5 size and about 85 pages) he sets out the '... Read More

You are not a gadget: A manifesto

You are not a gadget: A manifesto

A Manifesto
Who and what?

Jaron Lanier is my new guru... He thinks that I'm not a gadget and this book - which is his first - is a rant against the negative effects of technology including the internet. Lanier argues that it's ultimately people t... Read More

Te Marae

Te Marae

Te Marae - A Guide to Customs and Protocol

Who and what?

This short book by Hiwi and Pat Tauroa is an excellent introduction and summary of what happens on the marae including the various stages that visitors are led through during the powhiri... Read More

Being Pakeha Now

Being Pakeha Now

Being Pakeha Now - Reflections and Recollections of a White Native by Michael King. Having just finished this book I now find it quite amazing that up until a few years ago I had no real conception of who Michael King is - or rather was, given his un... Read More

Grown Up Digital

Grown Up Digital

This book deals with the realities of what it means to have grown up as a digital native in the 21st century. There's a great chapter on education as well as the net generation in the workforce. Anyone in education should read Tapscott's outline of s... Read More

Superfreakanomics

Superfreakanomics

This is the brilliant sequel to the bestselling phenomenon Freaknomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner which we'll review at some stage as well. Basically, this is a book about numeracy. At least, that's how I've read it... It was my numera... Read More