When heard they were making a movie of Isaac Asimov's fantastic Foundation series, I decided it was time to reread them. You see, as a child, my father had the brilliant idea to make reading a book of his choosing part of my monthly allowance. Half actually. Plenty of 28th-31sts were spent cramming in some of the best sci fi, personal philosophy, negotiation, interpersonal relations, investment and management books you could find in the mid 80s and early 90s. It was his intention that not only do I get to learn things he considered crucial to a successful life, but that by having me read them, he would get a free rereading as I summarized my findings. The pain of cramming also taught me about procrastination. Genius parenting.