Tuesdays with Morrie

In addition to On Writing, I also bought Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie for 11 kuai outside of the Chaoyangmen subway station. The fonts on each page are all the same size, and the pages aren’t distorted, but the subtitle on the front cover reads “an old man, a young man, ife’s greatest lesson”. Rather […]


I first learned about Robert Cialdini’s work on the “psychology of persuasion” from Mike when he brought copies of an article by Cialdini to our super-secret Tuesday discussion group. The article outlined Cialdini’s six principles of persuasion and intrigued me enough that I did some searching online and downloaded a talk of Cialdini’s from Audible. […]

The World is Flat: The Perspective of the Lexus and the Olive Tree

Some people don’t like him, but I’ve always been a fan of Thomas Friedman. Like Andrew Sullivan, he’s someone with whom I don’t always agree, but I admire for being willing to explore (and sometimes change) his opinion in a public forum. Friedman has become very well-known in China with the discussion surrounding his book […]