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S2 E06 – Jared Knott: Tiny Blunders, Big Disasters: Thirty-Nine Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever

It’s amazing how one little mistake or decision can change one’s life and, perhaps, history. This week on Book Spectrum, Chris talks with Jared Knott, who compiled a library of destiny-changing little mishaps throughout the centuries in his new book: Tiny Blunders, Big Disasters: Thirty-Nine Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever.

Did you know:

• An unopened letter saved the American cause in
the Revolutionary War?

• A badly designed paper ballot changed the
outcome of a presidential election and led directly to
a major war, a war that most now agree should never
have been fought in the first place?

• A German pilot’s small mistake saved Britain
and changed the course of WWII?

These are just a few little coincidences and mistakes which changed the course of world. Jared offers your listeners examples from ancient times through today.

Among his array of talents, Jared Knott has published several articles in the Mensa Bulletin and in graduate school textbooks on subjects ranging from Supreme Court Reform to Arctic Exploration. He was a decorated combat infantry officer in Vietnam in the First Air Cavalry Division. In his civilian career, he has been a marketing leader in the home improvement industry.

S2 E05 – Kevin Schewe is back with Bad Love Beyond

The Bad Love Gang is back again and so is Dr. Kevin Schewe. The first person featured on Book Spectrum has made well with the COVID lockdowns joins Chris Cordani to talk about his third book in the Bad Love Sci-Fi/Time Travel thriller series: Bad Love Beyond.
This new book sees Bubble-But, Pud and the rest of the Bad Love Gang as they add space travel to their repertoire, driving across space and time to help President Gerald Ford deal with Soviet spies.
These stories come from the mind of Dr. Kevin Schewe, an oncologist, and the characters are based on his neighborhood friends from his halcyon days.
In our conversation, we discuss the story, what’s next and what Kevin’s friends think of their fictional counterparts.
Pick up a copy of Bad Love Beyond here on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56054373-bad-love-beyond

S2 E04 – Cross Winds: The Business and High-Flying Adventures of SM&A Founder Steven Myers

Our guest on this week’s Book Spectrum can not really be categorized.
Is he a businessman? He did found S-M-and-A, led several companies and is what we call a “serial entrepreneur.”
Is he an adventurer? In 1992, at the end of the Cold War, Steven Myers became the first American since Charles Lindbergh in 1931, to pilot an aircraft into the Russian Kamchatka peninsula – to do business.
A life-improvement specialist? His dealings in Post-Soviet territories have made lives better for their populations.
Steven Myers is also a Mathematician and served in the Air Force… that’s a short list.
We wanted to learn more about Myers after reading his book: CrossWinds: Adventures and Entrepreneurship in the Russian Far East, so we invited him on the show.

For more on Steven Myers and his book, visit his website: https://stevenmyers.com/cross-winds/

Host Chris Cordani

Host Chris Cordani

Chris Cordani, host of Book Spectrum, used to love reading the backs and sides of cereal boxes, which led to him soon hearing about this place called the Library. After asking, “The library? What’s going on down there?” he decided to check it out. Years later, he created this podcast.

Through his career, Chris has created, hosted and produced several genres of talk and entertainment radio programs, creating and growing several throughout his career. Among his work, Chris also hosts the internationally-syndicated Revenge of the 80s Radio show, produces two shows airing in the NY-Metro market and worked in several capacities for stations of various formats throughout New York, including longtime talk station WOR. Through his work, Cordani creates content for radio shows and podcasts, books and interviews top newsmakers, leaders and celebrities from varied fields including entertainment, business, current events, politics, sports and history.



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