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Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Thinking in Systems: A Primer
by Diana Wright
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 21 Nov 2011
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A wonderful book.

This book explained to me why other people don't understand me some of the time! What could be better than that.

It's a great introduction to systems thinking and applying it to social and other problems.


Egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability)
Egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability)
by Dave Marcum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Great little book, 21 Nov 2011
Great little book on the ego. The first half is a bit dull but the latter half is excellent.

Lot's of stories and facts and figures if you like that kind of thing. In the style of Malcolm Gladwell et al.


Focusing (Bantam New Age Books)
Focusing (Bantam New Age Books)
by Eugene T. Gendlin
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 10 Nov 2011
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Simply a work of genius.

It seems original. Looks at a vitally important topic. Is clear and simple to read and use.

Couldn't be improved.


Crucial Confrontations: Tools for talking about broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior
Crucial Confrontations: Tools for talking about broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior
by Kerry Patterson
Edition: Paperback

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3.0 out of 5 stars Strange tone?, 10 Nov 2011
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Not bad at all.

But something about the tone (blaming?) puts me off ever so slightly. Maybe it's just because it's written in an American corporate style. Or maybe there is a deeper problem?
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The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone
The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Richard Wilkinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good starting point, 10 Nov 2011
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Great stuff. Facts and figures to support the obvious.

I get the feeling there is probably more to this topic than is included in this book.

But as a starting point for an exploration of poverty, and its opposites, it is a great one.


What Would Google Do?
What Would Google Do?
by Jeff Jarvis
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Needs proper chapters?!, 10 Nov 2011
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Not everyone's cup of tea but I liked it. Would be better with proper chapters perhaps?

It gives a simple introduction to Google's business strategy and explains the success of the company.


Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children
Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children
by Thomas Gordon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.32

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas, 10 Nov 2011
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The PET system. Not a great book - the writing is far from perfect. But the book contains some great ideas.

Thomas Gordon is one of the greats of communication. These ideas are relevant to adults as well as children.
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The Way of Nowhere: Eight Questions to Release Our Creative Potential
The Way of Nowhere: Eight Questions to Release Our Creative Potential
by Nick Udall
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious, 10 Nov 2011
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A list of individual and group facilitation techniques by the (mysterious!) Nowhere Group.

The language might seem a bit strange (and "new age") to some. But there is good sense here.


50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books
50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Great summaries, 10 Nov 2011
Why read them all when you can just read summaries? Great stuff.

The format will be familiar to readers of the author's similar collections - short summaries, biography of the author, key points etc.

Also read self-help classics.


SQ Spiritual Intelligence: The Ultimate Intelligence
SQ Spiritual Intelligence: The Ultimate Intelligence
by Danah Zohar
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 10 Nov 2011
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Fascinating. Not sure I get all the quantum physics stuff and the vibrations. But very good nonetheless.

Surprising that there is no recent edition.


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