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XtremeMac Tango Air Wireless Hi-Fi AirPlay Wi-Fi 2.1 Speaker With Subwoofer For Use With Apple IOS Devices iPad, iPhone or MacBook
XtremeMac Tango Air Wireless Hi-Fi AirPlay Wi-Fi 2.1 Speaker With Subwoofer For Use With Apple IOS Devices iPad, iPhone or MacBook
Offered by Esale Express
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding value for money speaker, 26 Dec. 2014
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Outstanding speaker. Bought to use as an office speaker for people to put music on. It's incredibly simple to setup and use - we have 4 or 5 people connecting to it and streaming at various times, and it has always worked like a charm.

Audio quality is more than good enough for casual music.


Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Price: £9.71

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hornby book in years, 26 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Funny Girl (Kindle Edition)
Really nice return to form for Nick Hornby after a couple of disappointing books (and a hiatus to write movies).

Doesn't quite have the character development of About a Boy, Fever Pitch or High Fidelity but the story is engaging and fast-moving, the characters likeable and real.


Dymo LabelManager PnP Plug and Play Label Maker with 2 x Assorted Tapes
Dymo LabelManager PnP Plug and Play Label Maker with 2 x Assorted Tapes
Offered by sotel-electronics
Price: £31.26

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent basic labelmaker, 26 Dec. 2014
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Excellent little label maker - works great for file labels and simple inventory labels. Doesn't do anything fancy, but really doesn't need to.

Software is very easy to use.

Only reason it loses one star is that it wouldn't print correctly with the included software - I had to download the full version from the Dymo website. May only be a Mac problem.


Flash Boys
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book - don't be fooled by negative reviews, 2 April 2014
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This review is from: Flash Boys (Hardcover)
To begin, you should be aware that that the majority of the negative reviews are from people who are (indirectly) being described as stupid or greedy in this book. If you're either stupid or greedy and work in financial services, I agree that you may not like this book.

For everyone else, this is a must read. Lewis has an extremely engaging writing style which makes for a fun read, but the content will leave you speechless. Never before has the greed and dishonesty of the major Wall Street players been so clearly documented.


Smart Wallet - High Tensile Expandable Pouch which Sticks to Phones
Smart Wallet - High Tensile Expandable Pouch which Sticks to Phones

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 6 Mar. 2014
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Great product. Fits perfectly on iPhone (4S), sticks well, holds an Oyster card to perfection. FYI, scanning works fine with card in the case.


Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty (J-B Lencioni Series)
Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty (J-B Lencioni Series)
by Patrick M. Lencioni
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read for any management consultant, 6 Jan. 2014
For people starting out in the field of management consultancy, this book should be required read. I recognised the style of some of the best consultants I worked with in the book, and the shortcomings of some of the worst too.

While it may not seem like rocket science, the book makes explicit some of the behaviours and fears that many of us exhibit to the detriment of our clients. I can understand the frustration of some other reviewers with the seeming simplicity of the advice, but if you've ever worked in true top-tier consulting (McKinsey, BCG, Bain etc.) advising a CEO/CMO/COO/CIO or if you plan to do so, you'll find this a worthwhile read.

As an added bonus, Lencioni is a pretty compelling writer, so the story is pretty fun to follow too.


TIMBUK2 Accessories D-lux 962-4-4000 Strap Pad 11 Litres Blue
TIMBUK2 Accessories D-lux 962-4-4000 Strap Pad 11 Litres Blue

4.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable, well worth the price, 21 Dec. 2013
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This strap pad makes the most cheap and crappy messenger bag straps comfortable. Really nice. Only a couple of minor quibbles worth being aware of:
- This is a little longer than a typical strap. So as a pad that lies across your chest for a messenger bag it is GREAT. But for a strap that hangs on your shoulder it is a *little* awkward
- A lot of good quality straps now come with a cheap, terrible, fixed version of this. So finding a strap I could put this on wasn't all that easy. But found a good one at REI in the end.


David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Hardcover

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read, but not to be taken too seriously, 21 Dec. 2013
I love reading Malcolm Gladwell books. He's an incredibly compelling writer, and this book is no different. It's an interesting and thought-provoking book. However, as with some of his previous writings, it completely lacks the rigour to be taken seriously. In virtually every chapter he states a non-obvious point, but then tells a single, non-representative story to back it up. Which is great for helping you understand what he's saying, but certainly not enough if you're thinking critically to believe it.
Overall, if you're looking for a fun read buy this book, but if you're looking to learn the "art of battling giants", this isn't going to do it. And since that's part of the title, this book only earns 2-stars.


The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
by Roman Tschäppeler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrendous explanations for models, 17 Dec. 2013
At their best, the explanations of the models "covered" in this book at too facile to allow someone to use them correctly. At worst, the narrative is completely misguided about how these models are applied correctly. This book will not teach you how to correctly apply a tool that you haven't already got familiarity with.


Moleskine Large Ruled Hard Evernote Notebook - Black
Moleskine Large Ruled Hard Evernote Notebook - Black
Price: £15.88

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Scanning functionality really disappointing, 1 Nov. 2013
Using my iPhone and the Evernote app to scan didn't seem much better than just taking photos of regular notebooks. Doesn't do a great job of page detection until you're in the middle of the notebook (because like any good quality moleskine it doesn't stay folded flat). The stickers are helpful, but unless you're a heavy Evernote user (in which case the three months premium alone makes this a good buy) this is not a great product.


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