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Book Reviews MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldblatt

Operations management experts agree that to run a manufacturing production effort effectively you must understand how the products are designed and built to spot bottlenecks and flow issues. What sometimes we fail to see is that the metrics used to track and claim success are incorrect. If we focus on one dimension of the production […]

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Book Reviews MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Challenges

Mark J Penn, with E. Kinney Zalesne, wrote a very insightful and somewhat prophetic book about the up and coming minorities groups that would become a force in USA politics and social/cultural reform. Intent on highlighting which market segments advertisements and policies should target and rally behind, the authors share statistics, graphs, charts and background […]

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Book Reviews Comic Books and Super Heroes Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond Wonder Woman: 75 Years+ of Awesome

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology (Review)

Jennifer K. Stuller takes us on a journey that features women in comics, literature and movies as vehicles to introduce and enhance the mythos of the strong female archetypes as they relate to modern times. Heroes and leads like Wonder Woman, Uhura, Ripley, Aeon Flux and Dorothy are some of the ladies that are discussed […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff STEM Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

A few years ago I met a guy that works at JPL. We all treated him like a rock star and with reason: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is every engineering nerds dream job, right up there with Skunk Works and Disney’s Imagineers. My pal has pictures with every actor and director involved in space movies, […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Tropes are akin to stereotypes, except they are in reference to literature. As the book explains in its additional content, the rhetoric of some stories makes one feel as if we have already read it, even if we haven’t before. Damsel in distress, hero on a quest, magical characters that help you on your journey, […]

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Book Reviews Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd STEM

QuirkBooks: Keeping Nerd Awesome One Book At A Time

During the Emerald City Comic Con I had the idea of swinging by the QuirkBooks booth about an hour before the convention ended and walked into a frenzied discounted product sale! Woop woop! Their add in the event’s program guide piqued my interest because they carried a book called Wonder Women and once I got […]

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The Art of Not Giving A F@#$

Sara Knight became my hero. Her words resonated with me in ways I would never imagine especially since I had started to give 0 f’s about things like weddings and other’s good news. This book gives pointers to be able to do this and not come acros as an asshole, which is the key here: […]

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Hyperbole and a Half…

Allie Brosh nails it with this eloquent and funny account of life and personal enlightenment. You may be fooled by the caricatures, which have become veritable memes on their own. Her message resonates with most of us in the adult “age” bracket; the Millenials with a Gen X twist who are both happy and overwhelmed […]

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Book Reviews En español Mrs Enginerd

Reseña: La serie de El cementerio de los libros olvidados

Carlos Ruiz Zafón se trazó la meta de crear una serie de libros que por coincidencia apareó dos de mis cosas favoritas, la intriga y mi aprecio por los libros perdidos en las antiguas bibliotecas del mundo. Mi amor empedernido por la literatura y el suspenso me hace apreciar el detalle y realismo mágico detras […]

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Book)

I cried reading this wonderful story about crew teammates who make their dream of earning Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Being a University of Washington Husky, I can only imagine the pride and joy the eights crew felt after so many days out in Lake Washington in the Cut. Daniel James Brown researches each […]