January 1st, 2013

Loon

Year-End Reading Poll ...

There's a tradition with folks over on LibraryThing.com to put up polls of their yearly reading to see who else has read what one's read over the past year ... here's my 2012 list:

Poll #1888082 2012 Books Read

Which of these have you read?

Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Ekaterina Walter
0(0.0%)
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
6(100.0%)
Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync? by Seth Godin
0(0.0%)
Ron Santo: A Perfect 10 by Pat Hughes & Rich Wolfe
0(0.0%)
Relentless Innovation: What Works, What Doesn’t--And What That Means For Your Business by Jeffrey Phillips
0(0.0%)
Origins of Arthurian Romances: Early Sources for the Legends of Tristan, the Grail and the Abduction of the Queen by Flint F. Johnson
0(0.0%)
Robot Haiku: Poems for Humans to Read Until Their Robots Decide It's Kill Time by Ray Salemi
0(0.0%)
A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling by V.S. Naipaul
0(0.0%)
Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization by Robert A. Williams Jr
0(0.0%)
The Classmates: Privilege, Chaos, and the End of an Era by Geoffrey Douglas
0(0.0%)
The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing: Grow Your List, Break the Rules, and Win by DJ Waldow
0(0.0%)
The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex by Murray Gell-Mann
0(0.0%)
Risky is the New Safe: The Rules Have Changed by Randy Gage
0(0.0%)
Brand Resilience: Managing Risk and Recovery in a High-Speed World by Jonathan R. Copulsky
0(0.0%)
Ho! for the Black Hills: Captain Jack Crawford Reports the Black Hills Gold Rush and Great Sioux War by Paul L. Hedren
0(0.0%)

Which of these have you read?

No Time for Tact: 365 Days of the Wit, Words, and Wisdom of Larry Winget by Larry Winget
0(0.0%)
Pinterest for Business: How to Pin Your Company to the Top of the Hottest Social Media Network by Jess Loren
0(0.0%)
The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time by Mark Schaefer
0(0.0%)
Mencius by Mencius
0(0.0%)
Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture by Natalie J. Purcell
0(0.0%)
The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise? by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith
0(0.0%)
Kitchen Con: Writing on the Restaurant Racket by Trevor White
0(0.0%)
Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion by Stuart A. Kauffman
0(0.0%)
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
1(100.0%)
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
0(0.0%)
The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche
0(0.0%)
Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head by Michelle Boule
0(0.0%)
Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking by Andy Sernovitz
0(0.0%)
The Book of Business Awesome/The Book of Business UnAwesome by Scott Stratten
0(0.0%)
The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff by Jeanne De Salzmann
0(0.0%)

Which of these have you read?

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins
0(0.0%)
America A.D. 1000: The Land and the Legends by Ron Fisher
0(0.0%)
The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A. J. Jacobs
0(0.0%)
The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills by Daniel Coyle
0(0.0%)
A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling: How to Captivate and Engage Audiences across Multiple Platforms by Andrea Phillips
0(0.0%)
The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendon Burchard
0(0.0%)
Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive by Bruce Schneier
0(0.0%)
Masterminds of Terror: The Truth Behind the Most Devastating Terrorist Attack the World Has Ever Seen by Yosri Fouda
0(0.0%)
Return On Influence: The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing by Mark Schaefer
0(0.0%)
Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins by Ian Tattersall
0(0.0%)
I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
0(0.0%)
The Next Ten Minutes: 51 Absurdly Simple Ways to Seize the Moment by Andrew Peterson
0(0.0%)
The Damn Good Resume Guide, Fifth Edition: A Crash Course in Resume Writing by Yana Parker
0(0.0%)
A Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim by Jan Karon
0(0.0%)
Blueprints for Success-Networking: 150 Ways to Promote Yourself by Bette Daoust
0(0.0%)

Which of these have you read?

The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable by The Group of 33
0(0.0%)
Bliss Now!: My Journey with Sri Sri Anandamayi Ma by Swami Ramananda
0(0.0%)
The Rubáyát of Omar Khayyám: First and Fifth Editions by Edward FitzGerald
5(33.3%)
Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li
0(0.0%)
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Capek
4(26.7%)
Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs by Quentin J. Schultze
0(0.0%)
The Laws of Disruption: Harnessing the New Forces that Govern Life and Business in the Digital Age by Larry Downes
0(0.0%)
Six Tires, No Plan: The Impossible Journey of the Most Inspirational Leader That (Almost) Nobody Knows by Michael Rosenbaum
0(0.0%)
Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins by Dr. Donald Johanson
1(6.7%)
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson
0(0.0%)
Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business by Lynda Resnick
0(0.0%)
Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who's Determined to Kill Me by Jenny Gardiner
0(0.0%)
Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business by Erik Qualman
0(0.0%)
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
0(0.0%)
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
5(33.3%)

Which of these have you read?

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
1(50.0%)
The Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus
0(0.0%)
Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Guide to Yoga, Meditation, and Indian Philosophy by Eknath Easwaran
0(0.0%)
Darwin Among The Machines: The Evolution Of Global Intelligence by George B. Dyson
0(0.0%)
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
0(0.0%)
Aquarius Now: Radical Common Sense and Reclaiming Our Personal Sovereignty by Marilyn Ferguson
0(0.0%)
Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin by Roland W. Haas
0(0.0%)
Manage Your Depression Through Exercise: The Motivation You Need to Start and Maintain an Exercise Program by Jane Baxter
0(0.0%)
Google+ for Business: How Google's Social Network Changes Everything by Chris Brogan
0(0.0%)
The Google Resume: How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any Top Tech Company by Gayle Laakmann McDowell
0(0.0%)
Digital leader : 5 simple keys to success and influence by Erik Qualman
0(0.0%)
America the Edible : a Hungry History, from Sea to Dining Sea by Adam Richman
0(0.0%)
And So It Goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a Life by Charles J. Shield
1(50.0%)


I just topped my 72-book target with 73 this past year.


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ZooLights ...

Shot a little bit of video from ZooLights up at the Lincoln Park Zoo last night ...



... since the kids were little, we've been going up there every New Years' Eve.


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