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“Getting to Yes”, Roger Fisher and William Ury: Principled Bargaining

I decided to read Roger Fisher’s and William Ury’s Getting to Yes because 2011 presented me with two of the weightiest negotiations of my life. Of course, negotiation is nothing new to me nor to anyone. Whether asking for lower prices at a Fringe show, talking one’s way out of a tricky situation, or discussing […]

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Book 8: “Mister Pip”, Lloyd Jones

I was given this book apropos of nothing. It was a gift for my 21st, and whereas other book gifts existed in some sort of context – a shared interest in Noam Chomsky, or an actor giving me a book on creative activism – this one appeared on its own. But I’m not one to […]

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“Planet Word”, J. P. Davidson: On Language

J. P. Davidson’s Planet Word maintained the reputation of books about language as highly enjoyable reads. The first book I read on philology,¬†Wordwatching, I finished late last year. It’s fairer to say it devoured me than vice-versa; I promptly ordered a copy for my philologically-inclined papa. Until then I hadn’t quite grasped that a casual […]

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