Hi kids, sorry I'm a bit late this morning, but it's summer ok?
I'm really excited about the new unexpurgated version of Mark Twain's autobiography due to be released shortly.
I've already committed to memory Twain's vivid description of an Italian countess which I intend to unleash at the next judicial reception:
“excitable, malicious, malignant, vengeful, unforgiving, selfish, stingy, avaricious, coarse, vulgar, profane, obscene, a furious blusterer on the outside and at heart a coward.”(Actually, I just tried it out on a summer associate a few minutes ago -- he didn't seem to mind).
Best business books you've read: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith, and Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
Ok, these are perfectly fine choices.
But I might have went in a different direction if forced to answer such an insipid question:
Best business books you've read: Thank you for asking that probing and entirely non-clichéd question. Two dramatically different books come immediately to mind: Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss, a crazed and frightening post-apocalyptic vision of a world gone horribly mad (a trio of plump, self-satisfied fish perched atop globular branches as two stymied hybrid dog-rabbit-humanoids look on in consternation??); and of course the charming Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, a heartwarming and comical buddy yarn involving a young boy and his delightful sidekick, The Judge.
Maybe that's why Mike's the PBC Bar President and I'm not?