All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

by Dave Marinaccio


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How to win at poker. The power of a business's mission statement. If you can dial a telephone, you can do anything. These are the lessons to be learned from "Star Trek." First a hit television show, and then a pop culture phenomenon, "Star Trek" is now the basis for inspiration and guidance in our daily lives. ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM WATCHING STAR TREK is an anthology of valuable lessons that can be found within the episodes of "Star Trek." Discover why its dangerous to wear a plain red shirt, why Captain Kirk was such a superb leader, and why you should always help people in need.

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ISBN-13: 9780517883860
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/01/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Borg-mx5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Many of us of a certain age have based part of our personal philosophy on Star Trek. It was a show that not only had sci-fi and girls in really short dresses, it also had certain values on display. Sometimes clothed in cheap sets and ridiculous plot lines, but they were there none the less. This slim volume explores some meditations based on the TV show; and not just TOS.
ShortyBond on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a really fun read! While Marinaccio has a humanistic outlook in many places in the book, overall he has a great grasp of life and he does a wonderful job of portraying those lessons by applying them to a classic - Star Trek. The book is hilarious. I giggled all the way through it. I couldn't put it down. I would recommend it to anyone, just keep in mind if you're a Christian that a few of his outlooks aren't QUITE the Christian view point. But otherwise, great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very very funny book. One of the most enjoyable few hours I have spent in some time. It's clever, insightful and very human, f you like Star Trek you will love this book that's written in little segments so you can read it chunks --but I read it a almost all the way though as soon as I sat down. Five-stars.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Star Trek, OK? This should have been a really great book, since there are so many important lessons in the series. But Marinaccio completely misses many important lessons, in my opinion, and gets several other lessons mixed up, and generally dilutes whatever lessons remain to the point of vapidity with his self-indulgence and self-absorption. Sorry, Dave, but not everything in Star Trek relates to some insignificant detail of your small little life in a Marketing company. Not to mention that the book stops short. 'I think there's a new series called DS9 or something, I'll have to keep an eye on that.' Seriously, he says that. To me, watching the later series greatly expanded the 'lessons that needed to be learned'. I threw this book away in disgust after reading it. Really. Lierally threw it in the trash. It was that bad, and I didn't want to be embarrassed by having it sit on the shelf as my complete DVD collections of all the Star Trek TV series. Please do NOT buy this book. It's really HORRIBLY STUPID!