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Get Serious
Get Serious
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but..., 29 July 2015
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A good solid read with lots of useful insights and explanations. I like the program he suggests. However the nutritional part is light. The most challenging aspect for me personally is the ease with which he recommends drugs as part of the supplement chapter.


Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists
Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists
by Joshua Fields Millburn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but..., 4 May 2014
An insightful and refreshing book delivering a well told story of courage against corporate life and the value of reducing all but the essential. Four stars reduced to three due to the author's occasional disrespect of people (for example he writes of a fear of ugly or bald people). Also the grammar is a little sketchy with an rather let's say enthusiastic peppering if apostrophes in strange places!


Predictive Analytics: the Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
Predictive Analytics: the Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
by Eric Siegel
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor, 14 Nov. 2013
This book promises much but delivers little. There's no math whatsoever behind the explanations. I gave up half way through; the explanations are light, containing little insight and supported by simplistic diagrams which only serve to fill pages. The author gives examples of his own analysis, but it lacks credibility and deals with trivial topics such as dating websites. He reports saving a million here, a million there. Big woop. I was expecting a discussion on bigger industries (finance, energy, manufacturing,...) and more explanation. As a reader, I found his style patronising, flighty and lacking structure; the book hurtles from one topic to another. And please, no more quotes from others; literally every other page contains a saying, a song lyric, a quote. Don't buy.
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The Greatest Trade Ever: How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion
The Greatest Trade Ever: How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion
by Gregory Zuckerman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 13 Jan. 2012
Gives an excellent insight into a spectacular short, and is written in a flowing and very enjoyable manner. Quite a page turner.


Lean Six Sigma Statistics: Calculating Process Efficiencies in Transactional Project (Six SIGMA Operational Methods)
Lean Six Sigma Statistics: Calculating Process Efficiencies in Transactional Project (Six SIGMA Operational Methods)
by Alastair Muir
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £72.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Hits the mark, 28 Sept. 2006
Lean Six Sigma Statistics is an excellent read. In the language of the book, the variation to customer want (VTW) is small as the content delivers on target with little variation. By far the most useful book I've come across blending lean and six sigma; an echelon above others such as Lean Six Sigma for Service by the George Group.


Six Sigma Fundamentals: A Complete Introduction to the System, Methods, and Tools: A Complete Guide to the System, Methods, and Tools
Six Sigma Fundamentals: A Complete Introduction to the System, Methods, and Tools: A Complete Guide to the System, Methods, and Tools
by D.H. Stamatis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £43.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor book, 5 April 2005
As an experienced Six Sigma Practitioner, I was very disappointed by this book. From the layout, to the content, to the CD of forms / templates...all very unprofessional. The book will do nothing to enhance your Six Sigma Programme. Steer clear.


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