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Amco Lemon Citrus Squeezer
Amco Lemon Citrus Squeezer

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How did I ever get along without one?, 16 Nov 2009
I love this thing. My dad loves it even more! When you use it there is no pith or seed its great. Also what helps is the metal. It does feel solid but its not a fixed hinge and you can twist it to the side. Also there was some bubbling of the paint on the side and I am worried if its going to start to chip later. If anything it works too well for my purposes because I like a nice cup of lemon and honey and only have to apply light pressure to get a squeeze of lemon!

I suppose if you were being nitpicky you could say its not the most compact of devices and the picture doesn't give you a true idea of how large the item is in real life so how much space you have in your sideboard. In hindsight I would have bought the green lime squeezer http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eddingtons-Ltd-8563-Citrus-Squeezer/dp/B0002V23AW/ref=pd_sim_kh_1 because it looks a but more compact but I am not sure if a lemon would fit in it.

But all in all it's a great item and its recommended if you need to get a large quantity of lemon juice quickly, efficiently and without much effort.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a waste, 29 Aug 2009
This product barely works. It doesn't charge up properly and when it does the light is extremely weak. Please don't waste your money.


50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It
50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to get rich methodically and in due course, 29 Feb 2008
I have given this review the title mentioned above its because if this book teaches you anything its you can become prosperous but it takes time.

This amongst other tenets is the sound advice this compendium covers. I would recommend to readers to read the introduction and the Prosperity Principles at the end to gain the full benefit of this book. It also helps you to see how the Author constructed this book and finally drew up the list.

The author divides the 50 classics into four manageable sections (and one sub section)

ATTRACT IT

The author calls this the inner game of wealth. These books talk about getting the mindset for moneymaking. Many of the books in this section are spiritual with lots of spiritual ideas and concepts. Unfortunately I am a little uncomfortable with spirituality so my opinion will probably be biased. I do however like the idea of some mental blocks that stop you from being wealthy.

CREATE IT

This section is about stories and biographies of many famous men and women who have created outstanding businesses and reaped financial success. Its also important to note these people didn't create businesses to buy themselves jobs but to think bigger and further than that but look at their companies (another important tenet) and maybe even become an entrepreneur. Interestingly a book mentioned in this compendium is called Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker says that being an entrepreneur is not about doing something better but doing something different. Like Richard Branson and his Virgin Media group or Howard Schultz and Starbucks.

A subsection to this has a few books about economics. As important as economics is, I would like to have seen more general book about economics rather than different economists and the books they have written (Eat the Rich by P.J. O'Rourke is a great one).

MANAGE IT

I don't believe that many people have the gusto, vision or the sheer determination to start their own business and to make it work. That's why I believe the most useful section in this anthology are the books that help you invest, save and rid yourself of debt. There are good books about investing from such superstars of the investing world like Warren Buffet and Peter Lynch as well as good additions from John C. Bogle

The inclusion of books about debt is very welcome, since now its common for people to be overdrawn every month. And if you are in debt, no matter how small to pay them off. It doesn't matter if you have a savings account paying you 5% a year in interest when you have got a large credit card balance that's charging you 15%!

There are also two books on real estate or property, although it seems like everyone is the next property developer and house prices are still climbing you can still bide your time, build up a nest egg and wait for the slump to buy a property cheaply.

SHARE IT

This category is quite an interesting inclusion because I have never thought about making a lot of money then to give it away. But there are important social aspects to philanthropy. Although Warren Buffet giving away over $31 Billion, his lifetimes fortune, to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. It was an extraordinary gesture by the second richest man in the world. But the roots of philanthropy go farther back to Andrew Carnegie. This is explained better by Joel T. Fleishman in his book "The Foundation". Another great book is Mohammed Yunus "Banker to the Poor" who started giving out small loans to people in villages, who are usually considered risky loans, and becoming a huge success and winning a Nobel Peace Prize along with the bank he created to loan out the money. I don't want to ruin the rest of it for you but its extremely interesting.

I was going to read the whole book and then write the review but I think that's a bad idea. What you should do is read the reviews that interest you. But to really gain some insights from the collection you should try to read a book from each of the four sections. Then maybe when you're leafing through read the commentary on a book you wouldn't have given a second look at. I guarantee you will find some gems! Although it may be a bit of an ego boost to own some of these books already reading the prosperity classics it made go back to them and reread some of them to see what other lessons I could learn and see things I may have missed in a previous reading.

For an extra bit of knowledge and reading there are 50 books that could help you on the road to wealth. If only the author had put down which section they belong in (attract it, create it, or manage it) to give you a more informed choice as to what book to buy next. I also recommend buying 50 Success Classics by the same author because I believe you can be successful but not prosperous but you can't be prosperous and not successful.

You may think the table is tilted to favour other people and that everyone who tells you they can make you a millionaire by next year is fraud. I agree with the latter and not the former because reading this book and then reading some the books the author reccomends, the advice is quite sound. Pay off your debt, be in control of your finances, save 10% of your wages, have an emergency fund and discipline. Although its a boring answer its not one that easy to adhere to.

All in all ints a great book and if you buy this book before buying any other books about finance and money you will have saved yourself a lot of time, money and effort.


The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You're Not
The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You're Not
by John Vorhaus
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.83

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great way to make your sitcoms and screenplays funnier, 10 April 2000
This is the first book I bought on comedy writing and it managed to dispel my skepticism. Like the other review on here Chapter 7 is great and also the chapter on sitcoms is thought provoking. It teaches you how to get funny characters or focus your characters to make them funnier.


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