Leon M. Bodevin

"Do right and fear no man"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (12 of 13)
Location: Lemoore, CA
Birthday: Sept. 25
In My Own Words:
I graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. I am in the U.S. Navy and recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan. I am currently stationed in Lemoore, CA.

I like to read a lot. My favorite authors are Howard Gardner and Noam Chomsky. On my free time, I enjoy working out and watching movies. I enjoy an occasional cigar and am particularly fond of Oliva and Padron.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 499,341 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 13
Koyaanisqatsi (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Lou Dobbs
Koyaanisqatsi (Widescreen) DVD ~ Lou Dobbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Cinematography, Oct. 14 2003
More than anything, this is a beautiful movie. It is difficult to judge this movie on anything else because although the title is a commentary on modern day life, the actual movie works on more levels. The director has admitted that the movie has no real theme and you would be wise not to pull your hair out trying to figure it out. While it is partly a movie about "life out of balance," the director admits it is also a movie about the "Beautiful Beast" of technology and some of the most beautiful shots are of the urban landscape. Even given that the theme of this movie is not altogether coherent, I recommend this movie highly as one worth owning.
Why Smart Executives Fail by Sydney Finkelstein
Why Smart Executives Fail by Sydney Finkelstein
3.0 out of 5 stars Learn from the Worst, Sept. 8 2003
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. That said, the book I chose to follow this one was "On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors," which is about the downfall of what Finkelstein calls a "zombie organization" (an organization seen by others as healthy but in fact dying for varying reasons). Reading On A Clear Day definitely made me appreciate Finkelstein's book a lot more, since I was able to see so many of the warning signs of an organization in trouble that Finkelstein outlines in his book. Unfortunately so much of this book's ideas seem banal and a lot of it just feels like muckraking of the business failures of the 1990's. This isn't the worst book in the world, but… Read more
The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Secrets of Con&hellip by Donald Mitchell
This book was a real pleasure to read. Given my lack of expertise in the area of business strategy, I was amazed at how well Mitchell was able to demystify business models for the average reader like myself. Mitchell gives numerous examples (all of them generous in length) of how different people were able to continually come up with different business models to stay ahead of the curve. Most of them you would not expect to find in this type of book (including a description of how a golf caddy was able to innovate numerous business models and found a successful business). And perhaps nothing exemplifies how well Mitchell can communicate business model innovation than his story of how a… Read more