Hi I’m going to review this book Crowdfunding, no Crowdsourcing. Sorry, I always, yeah, Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers by Richard Botto. RB. Yeah, this is a really, I would show you the cover, but it doesn’t … it’s nice, you can see the hands. That’s nice. Right?
Anyway, be that as it may, this is a great book. This is a really great book. Everybody who does business on the internet should read it. <laugh> Period, The end. That’s my review. I mean, seriously, five stars and well done.
Hi! Today, I’m reviewing Direct. I’m just gonna go ahead and tell you about this book in general, because I didn’t read it entirely from front to back all the way through, because essentially it’s preaching to the choir at this point. I mean, I agree with everything that’s in here pretty much. And I primarily wanted to read this to get to the potential solutions to the problem, the problem, of course, being the middleman that we are always dealing with now. And we are just so used to it that we don’t even think about it anymore. It’s just what we do. And I’ll just read you this one part. She talks about how … the author is Kathryn Judge, and she talks about how Amazon was built on the Walmart model of selling things
to sheep cheap.
Okay. I’m gonna do these at the same time because they have certain similarities. Aurora by David Koepp. I don’t know if I’m saying that right. Koepp. Aurora, I believe this is being made into a miniseries or something or limited series, sorry or something. Maybe I could be wrong about that, but it’s really, really excellent. It should be if it isn’t being. It’s about what happens when all the electricity goes out due to a natural disaster, something that we can’t control and suddenly there’s no electricity, the cell towers are down.
There’s no internet. It’s all back to relying on your community again. That’s what it comes down to, and this gets into those issues in a big way. And you know, how do you, what approach do you take? Do you develop rapport with your neighbors, trust them, work together? Do you go off to a silo in the middle of nowhere and try to establish your own community? Like the brother of the protagonist, Mr. Rich Guy? I won’t say any names.
Speaking of which Palaces for the People. I wanted to mention this one at the same time that I mentioned this one, because this is a book that everybody should read. It’s about the importance of community. And I’m talking about not online community. I’m talking about the community that you live in, in reality. People talk so much about the metaverse, so much about social media.
When are we gonna start talking about where we live and what we need to do to make where we live livable. And when I say where we live, not, I mean, not only our community, but our planet in general. This is part of what will make the planet livable. Paying attention to what’s going on right in your own backyard. And I don’t nearly, I don’t like politics. That’s my problem. So getting politically involved is something that I hesitate to do, but I would recommend that you read this book by Eric Kleinenberg, I believe. “How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.” Civic Life. So, and can probably promote more civil life. Maybe.
Anyway, those are the books that were supposed to be done for May. If I’m lucky, I may get to June’s books by the end of July, <laugh> take care and thanks. Thanks for watching. And that’s all folks for now. Anyway, talk to you later.
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