Hard back, paper back or digital?

A friend told me that she had to do something this morning that she feared to do so, just a little.

She had to go to the Library.

This lady is a psychologist, well educated, smart and not afraid of anything, normally.

She told me that in grad school all she needed to do was write down the list of resource materials she needed and hand the list to the librarian, who then searched and collected the books for her.

This was not going to happen on this trip. She would have to research the books she needed and go find them herself.

We joked about walking into this massive room filled with row after row, after row of shelves. Shelves from the floor to the ceiling, far beyond our reach. Each shelf containing hundreds if not thousands of books.

We joked about wondering where to start. Would there be someone there to support her as she searched for those three or four books that she needed out of millions of choices?

We joked about how she would search. Would there be a micro-fiche available? Did the library still have the card files? Would there be a computer system with all the information? Would she remember how the Dewey Decimal system worked? Would there be someone there to help her when she got overwhelmed or lost in the abyss of books?

Preparing to write this post, I googled Dewey Decimal system. Check out this video – it’s funny.

I’m going to call my friend later today. I hope she found what she was looking for in the library and survived the experience. Not that it’s a new experience, but because it is slowly becoming an adventure of the past.

Maybe she gave up and went to Itunes or Amazon. We’ll see.


Great Book Reads from Teddy

Here is the list of the  – GREAT READ books I just finished reading.


For me, reading is enjoyable, relaxing and helps me to improve. I find nuggets of useful information that helps me as a person, husband, father, professional as well as a community leader.

I strongly recommend these books as GREAT READS for everyone:

Graceful by Seth Godin – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047ZFFEA/

Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FC1LH4/

Up, Down & Sidways by Mark Sanborn – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OKF0M4/

When I stop talking You’ll know I’m dead by Jerry Weintraub – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00351DSRI/

Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X80U1E/

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PGO25O/

Anything you Want by Derek Sivers – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00506NRBS/

Other books that I recently read included:

The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More

How to Make Money with Social Media: An Insider’s Guide on Using New and Emerging Media to Grow Your Business

Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication

Networking Is a Contact Sport: How Staying Connected and Serving Others Will Help You Grow Your Business, Expand Your Influence

Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

Let me know if you read any book that I recommend.