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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived (Penguin Modern Classics)
Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Penelope Lively
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A poor effort from possibly my favourite writer, 23 May 2008
Well I enjoy the genre of stepping in to someone's life and out again. Understated quality is usually available from Penelope but this novel is rather convoluted and confused in structure. Partly biographical it really doesn't work for me and was quite a disappointment.
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The 10-Day MBA: A step-by-step guide to mastering the skills taught in top business schools
The 10-Day MBA: A step-by-step guide to mastering the skills taught in top business schools
by Steven Silbiger
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another book to read before you start your MBA, 10 May 2008
A fantastic primer for your MBA - a little too American for my personal taste in that examples et cetera are US companies but a really good overview of the type of topics to be covered.
Get this book and go through the 10-day process and you'll already be ahead in your first lessons on an MBA - useful for revision purposes too!


Body Politic / the Bone Yard (Omnibus)
Body Politic / the Bone Yard (Omnibus)
by Paul Johnston
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars First Paul Johnston and they are both brilliant, 3 May 2008
Fantastic books, clever plots a brilliant setting to allow modern life to be reflected and existing issues to be raised. Wonderful books both of them and together make a great set. Can't wait to continue to read through the rest of Mr Johnston's work.


Post-Project Reviews to Gain Effective Lessons Learned
Post-Project Reviews to Gain Effective Lessons Learned
by Terry Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Heavy going academic treatment of Lessons Learned, 3 May 2008
If you are looking for a quick overview of why lessons learned are important and how to use them to better effect look elsewhere. This book takes an academic view of post-project reviews and applies learning theories to develop methods that could be employed to gain greater insights and usage of lessons learned to help organisations develop.


PRINCE2 Pocketbook
PRINCE2 Pocketbook
by Office of Government Commerce
Edition: Paperback

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant little Prince2 primer, 1 May 2008
This review is from: PRINCE2 Pocketbook (Paperback)
Go for this first - see my review of the official manual. This pocket book is easy to read and covers all the ground at a decent but superficial level - will never get you through the examinations but will give you a great understanding of the basics - highly recommended for busy Project Executives to get their heads aronud their position and responsibilities within the Prince2 framework. Highly recommended.


Flash Flood: Code Red
Flash Flood: Code Red
by Chris Ryan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.79

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish - even for children, 1 May 2008
This review is from: Flash Flood: Code Red (Paperback)
A dreadful cash in book from a hitherto enjoyable holiday read author!
I can't believe how poorly written this book is without any real structure and basic grasp of English.
Avoid this book as there are lots (I do mean lots) of better books out there.


Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
by Great Britain: Office of Government Commerce
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE Prince2 book ..., 1 May 2008
This is the one - if you want to understand Prince2 or take either the foundation or practitioner exams. However be warned most courses will supply this book so if you are looking to take a course and then the exams you'd be better off with the small handheld guide and/or alternative books as this book will be provided as part of the course (please check with your proposed provider!).
Quite a difficult book to read and assimilate but once the concepts have got in your head it is THE reference book. Often used after the course to support specific areas.
Once you've seen others with the book and taken the exams you'll soon understand why everyone's copies have tabs sticking out all over them!
Good luck with your studies...
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S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On): The Straight-Talking Guide to Creating and Enjoying a Brilliant Life
S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On): The Straight-Talking Guide to Creating and Enjoying a Brilliant Life
by Paul McGee
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good book to add to repertoire, 1 May 2008
I'm not quite as sold on this book as other reviewers but make no mistake it is a good, easy read that is both informative (differing viewpoints to other similar books) fun (some good examples and humour) realistic. Definitely a book to grace anyones bookshelf. Very easy reading that can be polished off on a short flight.


Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
by Stephen C. Lundin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fish - the video and now book, 1 May 2008
For those that have seen the video the book will not add anything. However for managers to re-visit some of their core beliefs about why they manage and what they want to achieve this book is a good refresher.
Simple easy one night read - and then pass it on.


Being Brilliant: The Art of Being Everything You Can Be!
Being Brilliant: The Art of Being Everything You Can Be!
by Andrew Cope
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for those managers who just manage, 1 Jan 2008
A fantastic resume/overview of a range of management techniques. Leant to me by a member of my fabulous team it was good to see such a good overview of recent management thinking and concepts. I meet so many managers who haven't really got a clue and don't know where to start. I suggest they start right here. Good management can be learnt and this is a very good introduction. Start your amazing journey in to management here. Only issue I have is the circus setting but won't hold this against the book.


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