Overview of the Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog
The purpose of the Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog is to help readers understand themselves, other people and the world they live in.
In my Idea Exchange Blog, I post book reviews of books I have enjoyed reading, movie reviews of movies I have enjoyed viewing and descriptions of places I have enjoyed visiting.
Below is a list of (A) books I recommend, (B) movies I recommend and (C) places to visit I recommend.
A. Books I Recommend
B. Movies I Recommend
A Little Chaos – Posted October 25, 2014
Black and White – Posted October 25, 2015
Café Society – Posted August 6, 2016
Haemoo – Posted October 25, 2014
Learning to Drive – Posted October 25, 2015
Love and Mercy – Posted October 25, 2015
Map to the Stars – Posted October 25, 2015
Nocturnal Animals – Posted October 24, 2016
Our Brand is Crisis – Posted October 10, 2015
Pawn Sacrifice – Posted October 25, 2014
Ruth & Alex – Posted October 25, 2014
Seymour: An Introduction – Posted October 25, 2014
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks – Posted December 23, 2014
St. Vincent – Posted October 25, 2015
The Imitation Game – Posted February 17, 2015
The Intern – Posted October 3, 2015
The Revenant – Posted December 28, 2015
The Theory of Everything – Posted September 9, 2014
This is My Land – Posted October 25, 2015
Trainwreck – Posted August 2, 2015
While We’re Young – Posted October 25, 2015
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – Posted March 13, 2016
YOUTH – Posted December 13, 2015
C. Places I have enjoyed visiting
In the Idea Exchange Blog, readers are provided with my opinions expressed on contemporary and historical issues that are both historical and contemporary and are invited to send me their comments by leaving their comments at the end of a post or by contacting me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org..
- You (the readers of this blog) are invited to share your answers to those questions with me.
Some Books Reviewed to Date
“All Marketers Are Liars” — explains how to be a great marketeer.
“The Art of Choosing” — explains why people make the decisions they make, the process everyone goes through when making choices and why people make the choices they make.
“Bury My Heart in Conference Room B” — explains why it is important to have personal values, to live your personal values, to explain your values to others, and to get emotional commitment from others. The book outlines and explains and how to get emotional commitment from others.
“The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” — explains what it takes to become and to be a world-class performer.
“Life on the Line” — explains what it takes to create run and maintain a leading age company.
Additionally many of the essays posted on this blog contain references to books worth reading.
“Thoughts, Perceptions and Worldly Wisdom Regarding Values, Priorities, Practices our History and Culture” — presents mind broadening food for thought.
“The Pure Essence of the Good Life” — identifies and comments on exceptional places to eat and visit, exceptional movies to see and ageless books to read.
“Movie Reviews” — a review of favorite films, beginning with films viewed by me at the Toronto Film Festival, Sept. 6 through Sept. 16, 2011 — movie reviews are written in “The Pure Essence of the Good Life” section of this blog.
Additionally several columns/essays have posted regarding my take on health, wellness, diet, striving for success, and the practice of medicine.
Future Blog Updates
This blog and the posts on this blog are updated on an irregular basis.
A post of a new essay/column may be posted tomorrow.
A post you read today may be updated tomorrow.
Date of original publication of post and of latest significant update of post will be posted at the beginnng of each post.