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Viktor Belenko’s Flight Of Fancy

In 1976, Viktor Belenko flew the MIG-25 (Foxbat) he piloted, the most advanced Soviet fighter jet at the time, to Hokadote Airport in Japan, and surrendered the plane, and himself, to the authorities. He sought asylum in the United States, where he later collaborated in the writing of a book about his experience. He told […]

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The American Resolution

The new year is coming up fast and may people will be making resolutions, those promises we make to ourselves knowing we are unlikely to keep them. A lot of those promises will have to do with weight loss, especially after the excessive eating we have all done over the holiday season. Some will turn […]

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La Dolce Vita

I don’t seem to recommend too many books that would be classed as love stories though I do read them from time to time. I guess, in part, it’s because there are few really good ones. Oh, there’s lots of sappy ones, and tear-jerker ones, and many with bits and pieces that speak to you […]

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Wiz’s Guide To Successful Online Freelancing

My third book for Kindle on Amazon when “live” this morning. The Wiz’s Guide To Successful Online Freelancing (Wiz’s Guides) isn’t a huge book but it is loaded with ideas, resources, and tools to help you make up your mind about freelancing and, if you so choose, take your first steps along the right path. […]

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Tom Corson-Knowles

Tom Corson-Knowles is an accomplished author with nearly two dozen books on Amazon. He has written about things as far ranging as diet smoothies and making money with Twitter. His recent series about writing and publishing for the Kindle platform, including The Kindle Writing Bible: How To Write A Bestselling Nonfiction Book From Start To […]

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Good to Great to Gone

In his excellent book, Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City Alan Wurtzel, the son of Circuit City founder Sam Wurtzel, provides the insider view of how Circuit City went from a Mom and Pop store start-up with a mere $13,000 investment, to the best performing Fortune 500 […]

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Kindle eBook Formatting

Publishing for the Kindle isn’t really that hard. I’ve done it. Twice. And it does get easier with practice. The difficult part is getting your book formatted. In fact, that’s really not so hard either, but it is different. Different enough that some people back away from the project without ever getting their ebook on […]

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The Widowers’ Manual

  It is not often that I recommend a book that is not either technical or specifically self-help. This one is simply too outstanding to be overlooked.   This is the story of a journey of deliverance and rediscovery that is both a guide book for those in a similar situation and an inspiration to […]

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The Future Is Now!

In the mid-80s I read a book by the brilliantly accurate American futurist, Alvin Toffler. The Third Wave changed the way I looked at things and changed my life forever. Armed with a keen desire to ride that wave into the future, 1989 found me online with a 1200 baud modem attached to my Commodore […]

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The Facts, M’am, Just The Facts

  Is This Thing On?   When working with clients on a variety of technical topics and issues, the number one problem I encounter is they just don’t know the basics. They don’t know about file types or what an operating system is, let alone which one they have. They are up to their neck […]

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