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My Favorites: November 2012

This is a new monthly series I’m starting to help me organize the media (movies, music, TV, etc.) that have made the biggest impact on me (DISCLOSURE: These are Amazon Affiliate links).

BOOKS:

  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die – Well-written and actionable; a great tool for marketers.
  •  “The Hunger Games” – Fast-paced and pretty good from a strategy perspective. It has a lot of “What would I do in that situation?” moments.
  • On Writing” by Stephen King. The first half is basically a memoir that talks about his life and how he became a writer. The second half offers instruction on how to become a better writer. Lots of great advice.

TV:

  • Arrested Development – Just finished Season 1 on Netflix and it’s become my favorite comedy show of all-time. The writing and acting are so good; nothing on TV today comes close.

MOVIES:

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi – Great documentary about the importance of having passion in your work.
  • Wal-mart: The High Cost of Low Price – Another solid documentary everyone should see.
  • Ong Bak 2 – Martial arts enthusiasts will love this movie. These are some of the best choreographed fight scenes I’ve ever seen.
  • Skyfall – It got a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes – go see it. Lots of action, great acting, great storyline and they continue to develop the Bond character, giving him lots of depth.
  • Country Strong- As much as I despise most Country music, this is a great movie. Solid story and acting with a surprising ending (to me).
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – I wasn’t sure what to expect with this reboot, but I thought it was very good: the story is well-constructed and it’s darker and less cartoon-ish than the Tobey Maguire version.

ARTICLES/BLOG POSTS:

  • How to Live Without Irony- This is one of those articles that seems to really pull everything together in its analysis of a specific cultural moment, showing us the interconnected nature of how the Hipster scene doesn’t exist in a bubble – it’s actually intertwined throughout every facet of U.S. culture.

Like this post? What were your favorites for the month? Add yours in the comments!

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