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Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Reading With Patrick’

May 23, 2017 George Howard

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Reading With Patrick’

Michelle Kuo, the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, was an avid young reader, and writes in her new memoir that she felt “summoned” when she read these words from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: “So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.” Later, as an idealist recently graduated from Harvard, Ms. Kuo went to rural Arkansas as a Teach for America volunteer. There she became a mentor to Patrick Browning, a struggling 15-year-old student. After two years, Ms. Kuo left Arkansas for law school. Three years after that, she learned...

The death of reading is threatening the soul

October 11, 2016 Bryan Brown

The death of reading is threatening the soul

I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To a large degree, they have formed my professional and spiritual life. Books help define who I am. They have ushered me on a journey of faith, have introduced me to the wonders of science and the natural world, have informed me about issues such as justice...

Author/Entrepreneur,
Emily White, On Her Book,
Interning 101

July 22, 2016 Emily White

Author/Entrepreneur, <br>Emily White, On Her Book,<br> <i>Interning 101</i>

I am beyond honored that Interning 101 will be coming out via 9GiantStepsBooks! I first met George Howard, co-founder of 9GiantStepsBooks, when I was literally an intern; in his Record Industry class at Northeastern University as an 18-year-old student. Now, 15 years later I couldn’t be happier to offer my experiences and diligent tips to those beginning their or starting a new career with the support of George, Jennifer and their team. We have tested this book out on students as well as on folks re-entering the workforce with tangible and productive results. I want the book to be as...

The Bitcoin Blockchain Just Might Save The Music Industry...If Only We Could Understand It

May 17, 2015 George Howard

The Bitcoin Blockchain Just Might Save The Music Industry...If Only We Could Understand It

The Bitcoin Blockchain just might save the music industry, but first we have to take the time to understand it. Admittedly, Bitcoin, generally, and the Blockchain, specifically, are not easily understood at first glance. However, the implications of the Bitcoin Blockchain not only for currency, but for intellectual property are too great not to expend the time and effort needed to see its applicability. The alternative is to let the technology go the way of Creative Commons; another tool with tremendous application, but equally tremendous misunderstanding - and thus under-utilization. Via my work in the visual art world with Artgasm,...