Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford

Crawford, Matthew B. (2009). Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. The Penguin Press; New York.¬† As those I’ve had the occasion to speak with about employment well know, I am obsessed with the value and significance of work. This beautifully-written book by Matthew Crawford¬†provides a philosophical investigation of abstract, knowledge-based…

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Newport, Cal. (2012). So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Hatchette Book Group; New York. I have followed the work of Dr. Cal Newport with interest for some time now – his blog called Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success is immensely popular and started when he was a computer science Ph.D. candidate at MIT. Even…