The Innovator Versus the Collective by Brian Phillips

Why do some cultures abound with innovation and progress? Why do some industries amaze us with their continual innovation, while others seem frozen in time? Why will we stand in line—sometime for days—for the latest iPhone or PlayStation, but demand Congressional hearings if we must wait in line for gasoline?The answers to these questions go beyond a particular culture or even a particular industry. Fundamentally, the answers go to the core of all human relations and interactions. The social and political policies that we advocate and support today will determine the innovation and progress (or lack thereof) that we experience tomorrow. If we do not understand and enact the social/political cause of innovation and progress, we cannot expect to enjoy the effect.It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But history can also provide lessons that are worth repeating. We can look to the past to discover the causes of progress and stagnation, innovation and its lack. And then we can make an informed choice as to the policies that we will support and advocate today. To do that, we must look at history as an ideological laboratory.The Innovator Versus the Collective examines the histories of numerous industries and identifies the social and political policies that have made innovation and progress possible, as well as those that stifle and stop innovation and progress.

Author: Brian Phillips

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Daddy, What’s the Middle Class? by Pat LaMarche

We’re rewriting history. This time we’re telling the truth.

“Daddy, What’s the Middle Class” is a series of heart warming – often tragic – tales of unacknowledged greatness. Because few of us actually learned how the middle class invented itself, you won’t recognize most of the names, dates and places in this unconventional history book.

These stories will stick in your mind, inspire you to honor the legacy of forgotten heroes, and encourage you to do your part to restore the middle class.

Author: Pat LaMarche

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Operation Phoenix by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn’t always how its written.

Author: Andy Lock

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Innovator Versus the Collective by Brian Phillips

Why do some cultures abound with innovation and progress? Why do some industries amaze us with their continual innovation, while others seem frozen in time? Why will we stand in line—sometime for days—for the latest iPhone or PlayStation, but demand Congressional hearings if we must wait in line for gasoline?The answers to these questions go beyond a particular culture or even a particular industry. Fundamentally, the answers go to the core of all human relations and interactions. The social and political policies that we advocate and support today will determine the innovation and progress (or lack thereof) that we experience tomorrow. If we do not understand and enact the social/political cause of innovation and progress, we cannot expect to enjoy the effect.It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But history can also provide lessons that are worth repeating. We can look to the past to discover the causes of progress and stagnation, innovation and its lack. And then we can make an informed choice as to the policies that we will support and advocate today. To do that, we must look at history as an ideological laboratory.The Innovator Versus the Collective examines the histories of numerous industries and identifies the social and political policies that have made innovation and progress possible, as well as those that stifle and stop innovation and progress.

Author: Brian Phillips

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Daddy, What’s the Middle Class? by Pat LaMarche

We’re rewriting history. This time we’re telling the truth.

“Daddy, What’s the Middle Class” is a series of heart warming – often tragic – tales of unacknowledged greatness. Because few of us actually learned how the middle class invented itself, you won’t recognize most of the names, dates and places in this unconventional history book.

These stories will stick in your mind, inspire you to honor the legacy of forgotten heroes, and encourage you to do your part to restore the middle class.

Author: Pat LaMarche

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Under a Lion Sun: Days of Joy and Sorrow in Old Calabria by Michael Caputo

Join the author on a journey back through time to his beloved town in Calabria, in Southern Italy. Accompany him through a painful mental journey to the fifties and sixties, as he was growing up in a location which could be simultaneously a blissful heaven and a brutal hell.
In this book you will meet very loving people whose whole existence was self-sacrifice, and others who had no conscience and did the unthinkable without a hint of guilt. The author will also dissect and expose beliefs, customs and traits which both ennoble and limit a very energetic and intelligent people.
This book is especially of interest to people whose roots are in that special Region of Italy. Anyone whose interest is anthropology will find this work very enlightening as well.
“…this book is not just an autobiography by someone who wants to share a joyful past; this is the autobiography of someone who witnessed the most wonderful acts of kindness from people who justly deserved the title of saints, juxtaposed with incomprehensible acts of violence by people who acted like devils and left behind incomprehensible pain.“ (M. Caputo)

Author: Michael Caputo

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Operation Phoenix by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn’t always how its written.

Author: Andy Lock

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Innovator Versus the Collective by Brian Phillips

Why do some cultures abound with innovation and progress? Why do some industries amaze us with their continual innovation, while others seem frozen in time? Why will we stand in line—sometime for days—for the latest iPhone or PlayStation, but demand Congressional hearings if we must wait in line for gasoline?The answers to these questions go beyond a particular culture or even a particular industry. Fundamentally, the answers go to the core of all human relations and interactions. The social and political policies that we advocate and support today will determine the innovation and progress (or lack thereof) that we experience tomorrow. If we do not understand and enact the social/political cause of innovation and progress, we cannot expect to enjoy the effect.It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But history can also provide lessons that are worth repeating. We can look to the past to discover the causes of progress and stagnation, innovation and its lack. And then we can make an informed choice as to the policies that we will support and advocate today. To do that, we must look at history as an ideological laboratory.The Innovator Versus the Collective examines the histories of numerous industries and identifies the social and political policies that have made innovation and progress possible, as well as those that stifle and stop innovation and progress.

Author: Brian Phillips

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews