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December 22, 2005

News & Opinion: Best of the Year for Jack

By: Jack @ 2:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It is that time of year. What was really extraordinary this past year was...
Movies
Capote with Walk the Line a close second. My only issue with the Cash film was I wanted more music and less drugsbut thats just me. Capote was as close to a perfect movie as I have seen in awhile. The place was perfectly drawn, the acting was superb. Loved it.
Music
This is a tough one. I thought the new Neil Young was really good. I also liked the new The White Stripes. I think the newly found Monk and Trane concert is a treasure. My Morning Jacket has brought out an album that is pretty much a consensus best of 05. I liked it a lot but my best of the year isCrooked Fingers, Dignity and Shame. If the cut Call to Love isnt the most perfect pop song, I dont know what is. And nothing works for me more than a perfect pop song.
Books
Business book of the year is the book Travels Of A T-shirt In The Global Economy. This book meets my criteria for a great business book. It is really well written and takes a subject we think we know about and teaches us tons we didnt realize. I love books like this book. Blue Ocean Strategy is a great second book.