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Synergic Reading Lessons

Here is a new set of books for Synergic Reading, lessons from more perspectives than one can wrap their minds around.

I just ran across the book:  The Billionaire and the Mechanic on "the Face Page" (what my 85 yr old father calls it).  Apparently it's the choice of flight reading by Lia, a row boat captain who plans a trans-pacific crossing single handed this year.  See her awesome row boat:  Row Lia Row.
The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club.
Julian Guthrie’s The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and their competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi, and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain.
The title of Lia's in flight reading reminded me of a book I enjoyed 30 years ago, when I was building a boat:  The Starship and the Canoe.
Freeman Dyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, dreams of exploring the heavens and has designed an inexpensive spaceship to take him there. George Dyson, a brilliant dropout, lives in a tree in coastal British Columbia and is designing a giant seagoing canoe. Both men are intensely, passionately dedicated to their visions. Kenneth Brower explores the relationship of this odd father-son duo, whose goals could hardly be more different yet whose approaches are inevitably alike, with insight and sensitivity.
And add this book to the mix Baidarka: The Kayak
George Dyson, the son of distinguished physicist Freeman Dyson, grew up immersed in the world of groundbreaking science. His previous books include the acclaimed ""Darwin Among the Machines,"" He and his father are also the subjects of Kenneth Brower's dual biography, ""The Starship and the Canoe,"" Dyson lives in Washington State.
Then along came this article: How Dyson saw Feynman - Nine letters by Freeman Dyson portray his relationship with the Nobel Laureate.


My first foray into Synergic Reading:

Wondering what other books I should read concurrently with the philosophy of this book, Other Minds, on the mind of our alien ancestors. In chapter one Peter is already mashing up Ismael and Darwin, so I feel it appropriate to do a bit of mix-in myself. I'm thinking Seven Brief Lessons on Physics will add spice. To bad I recycled How to Create a Mind at Half Price Books.




I've also got to read Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins for work's book club. And I may mix-in a bit of LEGO Serious Play, because I cannot get serious about coaching - seems like a play activity to me.




Maybe I will devise a quadrant model of these books. A Venn diagram of their overlapping topics.





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