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How to Succeed with People: Remarkably Easy Ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone
How to Succeed with People: Remarkably Easy Ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone
by Paul McGee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite a simplistic book, 28 Aug 2013
This book is ok with some small common sense points but lacks depth and substance. Bite size wisdom is rarely that, "if your main goal in life is to be popular,...play the role of Snow White at Disney World". There's a section on how humiliating people isn't a good approach! If people need a book to tell them that then I fear for them engaging with people will never be "remarkably easy".


Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-butt Approach to a Better Life
Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-butt Approach to a Better Life
by Larry Winget
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!, 24 Aug 2008
Everyone should read this book. It may not be to everyone's taste but the direct approach delivered in a no nonsense yet humorous manner works well. LW's emphasis on personal responsibility really strikes a chord with me and would make the workplace a whole lot better if people adopted it more.
I would also recommend his audio books for those long car journeys.


Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
by Derek Torrington
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource, 24 Aug 2008
This book was the recommended text for the HR module on my MBA and I found it superb.
It is a great reference for all matters HR and yes whilst not able to cover everything in depth it does give the reader all the main subjects allowing them to research further if required.


Focus: The Power of Targeted Thinking
Focus: The Power of Targeted Thinking
by Jurgen Wolff
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but nothing new., 24 Aug 2008
If you are completely new to techniques like "SMART" goal setting and the 80/20 rule then this book is a nice, easy reading introduction to the subject. If not it may serve as a refresher but nothing more in my view.
I also disagree with not putting a time expectation on a goal for fear of negativity if one fails to meet it; life isn't all positive and fluffy and I feel this book fails to address that.


The Road Riders Guide to England and Wales (Road Riders Guides)
The Road Riders Guide to England and Wales (Road Riders Guides)
by Dick Henneman
Edition: Spiral-bound

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the full journey!, 24 Aug 2008
This book doesn't really deliver and i'm not sure it knows who it's target audience is. The introduction seems to be aimed at the UK stating the book is a touring guide book for motorcyclists designed to "persuade you to go touring". Subsequently there is a large section covering, amongst other things, postal services and a history of public telephones as if aimed at the foreign tourist! However for me the biggest flaw is that there is not a single ride covered in the south east of England. A look at the map on page 25 shows this in stark detail with a triangular area between Cambridge, Southampton, and Dover being completely blank.


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