There is no better strategic thinker in the world today. Two generations of American leaders have benefited from his counsel.
Just wanted to mention a great birthday gift I got today, a signed copy of Cary Tennis’ Since You Asked. Cary is Salon.com’s resident advice columnist, and a damned good one. Certainly the best I’ve ever read. The book is a collection of his responses, which are unfailingly thoughtful, inspiring and human, even when they don’t have any solutions to offer.
Buy the book from Cary’s own site here (he even signed the receipt, adding “Enjoy!”) or from Amazon via the link below.
A comprehensive (for a blog post) look at the longstanding correlation between the availability of libraries and the flourishing of human culture. On a related note: check out my friend Peishan’s new biblio-centric blog, Shelf Conscious, which I helped name. The very talented Jussi Edlund of Supershapes barfed out a sweet logo for her in just under ten minutes.