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Seeing What Others Don't - The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
Seeing What Others Don't - The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
by Gary Klein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rescuing Jemima can make you think, 10 Feb. 2015
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This is an interesting book. Based on a collection of 120 stories, of which Klein says '57 are major examples', Klein seeks to find commonality within the stories which could then lead him to a better understanding of how Insights are generated.
Don't get over-excited by the 5-star ratings and don't be fooled by the 1-star either. Klein takes you on a journey through his thinking. You learn on the way. I agree with one reviewer when he said that Klein can get a bit repetitive. Klein does keep going back to the 'fag-ashing' example far too frequently. I found myself skip-reading the repetitive examples, but that led me to realise that I either had ADD or I was allowing his writing style to get in the way of my own learning.
It's very easy to stick in the groove of what you already know rather than looking more deeply and that's what Klein invites you to do. I found his 18th century example 'Rescuing Jemima' to be a very good example of developing insights and, despite the antiquity of the example, the insight generating processes are equally valid today. I also reviewed this book for red10 people development.


Stanley 077255 Intellisensor Stud Locator
Stanley 077255 Intellisensor Stud Locator

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless for finding cables, 19 Mar. 2012
I bought this to find electrical cables in solid wall construction. The packaging shows the device locating cables. The instructions which are packed inside the product packaging warn you that it will 'warn you 4"- 18" from the live wire". In reality this can be 36". This makes it completely useless for detecting cables.


Podcast Academy: The Business Podcasting Book: The Business Podcasting Book : Launching, Marketing, and Measuring Your Podcast
Podcast Academy: The Business Podcasting Book: The Business Podcasting Book : Launching, Marketing, and Measuring Your Podcast
by Michael Geoghegan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Trying to be all things to all people, 28 Sept. 2010
This book is OK. It will not give you practical ways to create a podcast and 'The Podcast Academy' implies rare expertise which, in my opinion, it is not.

Much of the content is standard stuff about marketing, setting goals, assembling project teams; not many people need that standard stuff and there are many better project management books out there. If you need Project Management help, try Eddie Obeng's book [ASIN:0273622218 All Change!: Project Leader's Secret Handbook (Financial Times Series)]]or check out Eddie's site. Some of the 'Tips' by the chapter authors are simply crass. I gave 3 stars for the info on monitizing and the commercial aspects of podcasts - a complete unknown to me so I was grateful for some useful information.


Scotland's Mountains: A Landscape Photographer's View
Scotland's Mountains: A Landscape Photographer's View
by Joe Cornish
Edition: Hardcover

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired, inspiring and simply stunning, 15 Sept. 2009
If you have read and admired and been inspired by other books by Joe Cornish, this book will not disappoint you on any level. His writing engages you, for example in "As the afterglow became night I reached the bothy, utterly exhausted, with few photographs made in spite of my labours." But he was still driven to make a wonderful picture by the light from a tea-light candle! The pictures are presented as a series of portfolios. The pictures - in both colour and b&w show a masterly use of light and lack of light; inspired composition which shuns the rule of thirds. This is the work of an artist on top of his game. If you aspire to be a landscape photographer or simply enjoy looking at outstanding photographs, this is simply an unmissable book.


100 Ways To Take Better Landscape Photographs
100 Ways To Take Better Landscape Photographs
by Guy Edwardes
Edition: Paperback

7 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why not 1000 ways...........?, 17 Aug. 2009
This is a book of sound-bites with little that is inspiring or transferable to the reader. So think hard before you buy this book or any other with a similar title. My copy was a present from someone who knows that I love Landscape photography.
I don't believe that this book or any other book can deliver '100 Ways to Improve Anything.' You see similar 'promises' regularly in almost all the popular photomags and they always fall short. This book is no exception. 22 of the 100 Ways in this book begin with 'Shoot....' as if the picture is out there just ready for the 'taking' or 'shooting'. All the good & great photographers had a passion and I suspect that Guy - who is clearly a talented, hard working photographer - has a passion for the Dorset coast and Somerset and so it's sad that this book lacks any sense of his passion.
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Darkroom To Digital: Black and White Photography with Photoshop - The Art of Transition
Darkroom To Digital: Black and White Photography with Photoshop - The Art of Transition
by Eddie Ephraums
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Art and technology meeting, 9 Aug. 2006
I found this book inspiring. This is a very different book; it is about moving away from creating fine black & white prints using a 'wet', traditional darkroom to using a digital process to produce fine black & white prints. Eddie is an acknowledged darkroom magician; he loves chemicals and paper. In this book, he shows how he is letting go of what he knows and is recognised for and how he is moving into the digital age. A huge change. The good news for others about to do the same is that all your 'old' darkroom skills can be used with digital - you don't have to start from scratch. And, the even better news is that Eddie explains why you don't have to learn all those flashy Photoshop tools to create great prints. Looking at the photographs in Darkroom to Digital will also show you how you can create a photograph using the simplest subjects. A quote from the book says it all - "I like to think that the search for creative self-expression is an ongoing journey which I always want to continue - and with as little (technical) baggage as possible to weigh me down" . If that describes you too, buy this book.


IMSI Instant Architect 14 (PC)
IMSI Instant Architect 14 (PC)

57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do you REALLY use feet and inches, 27 July 2006
This program is of little use to anyone wanting to draw plans for Building Regulation or Planning approval. It uses the imperial measurment system - good old feet and inches - which are not used in the UK for building plans. So, any plans made with this program may look OK but they will not be acceptable to Planning Authorities or most builders. If you want to draw building plans make sure that you get a metric based program.


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