About Sam Missingham

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  • Sam shared from Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
    The trouble with stories is, they are addictive.
    Note: Finished Apple Tree Yard. Great read.
  • Sam shared from The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    Whenever she smiled at me Heaven blew in.
    Note: Lovely line from The Goldfinch. Yes, I am still reading it. #fridayreads
  • Sam shared from Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) by Dan Brown
    “Robert, we’re in book publishing. We don’t have access to private jets.”
    Note: Made me smile, from Inferno
  • Sam shared from Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
    In fact Jobs had his sights set on textbooks as the next business he wanted to transform. He believed it was an $8 billion a year industry ripe for digital destruction. He was also struck by the fact that many schools, for security reasons, don’t have lockers, so kids have to lug a heavy backpack around. “The iPad would solve that,” he said. His idea was to hire great textbook writers to create digital versions, and make them a feature of the iPad. In addition, he held meetings with the major publishers, such as Pearson Education, about partnering with Apple. “The process by which states...
    Note: Testing what happens when you share chapter from Kindle ebook. Jobs/textbook chapter