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Old 01-07-2015, 07:29 AM
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Our family just left and our granddaughter was telling us about Mark Zuckerberg starting a "book club", where he will suggest a book to read and the first one is The End of Power.

She made it sound so interesting that I can't wait to read it. Anybody read it?
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No, but Mark Z also stated he didn't want his new forum to have comments made about the book, unless someone, has read it.

Similar to comments made on TOTV, by some people who have never bothered to real all of the posts in a thread and or not having any sense of, "where someone is coming from".

Just my observations over a long period of time.

Back to the original thread.
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No, but Mark Z also stated he didn't want his new forum to have comments made about the book, unless someone, has read it.

Similar to comments made on TOTV, by some people who have never bothered to real all of the posts in a thread and or not having any sense of, "where someone is coming from".

Just my observations over a long period of time.

Back to the original thread.

It saddens me that we lose many nice people because they are put off by the few nasty people that attack other people's posts, often time with out reading or understanding the post. What ever happened to "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." To me it seems that some people use this informational forum to gripe and, IMHO that was not the reason it was set up.
There are so many nice people on this forum that the friendships are a great addition to the information.
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I found this editorial review. Granddaughter said she had just begun to read it but felt that it was going to be very interesting.

Editorial Reviews

From [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000027801"]Booklist[/ame]

Nam, scholar and columnist, explains that “power is what we exercise over others that leads them to behave in ways they would not otherwise have behaved.” He builds his case for the decay of power claiming that power no longer buys as much; it is easier to get, harder to use, and easier to lose. Presidents, executives in financial services and oil companies, international religious leaders, and politicians continue to wield great power, but less so than their predecessors; today’s leaders have more challenges, competitors, and constraints in the form of citizen activism, global markets, and the ever-present media. The decay of power has made space globally for new ventures, companies, voices, and more opportunities, but it also holds great potential for instability. Nam concludes that now we are more vulnerable to bad ideas and bad leaders, and strongly recommends a conversation not on the obsession with “who/what is Number One” but “what is going on inside those nations, political movements, corporations, and religions.” A timely and timeless book. --Mary Whaley
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