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Posts Tagged ‘Kazuo Ishiguro’

What’s on Jeff Bezos’ Reading List?

jeffbezos304In his book about Amazon, The Everything Store, author Brad Stone includes an appendix of books that are on Jeff Bezos’ reading list.

Outlier Allocators has recreated the list with links to the titles. Titles on the list include: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroSam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton with John HueyMemos from the Chairman by Alan Greenberg;  The Mythical Man-Month by Fredrick P. Brooks Jr.; and Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras, among other books.

Here is more from the blog: “Books have nurtured Amazon since its creation and shaped its culture and strategy. Here are a dozen books widely read by executives and employees that are integral to understanding the company.”

 

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Keira Knightley Stars in Upcoming Adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

The first trailer for the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro‘s novel Never Let Me Go has arrived. The film stars Keira Knightley, and looks pretty good so far. What do you think?

The adaptation was directed by Mark Romanek, the music video director behind One Hour Photo. The Beach novelist Alex Garland wrote the screenplay.

Defamer had these thoughts on the trailer: “Romanek is a terrific music video director (Johnny Cash‘s ‘Hurt’), but has only done two features–I’d feel a little more confident. But who knows. Maybe the actual movie will be as wintry and peculiar as the book is, and the trailer is just rife with soaring string music and lovely sun-dappled shots so they can lure in the typical three-hanky crowd.”