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Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life and Business
Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life and Business
by Sir Richard Branson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Stuff, 19 July 2007
There is a lot to admire about Richard Branson and the success he has enjoyed. Regardless of whether you like him or loathe him, this book is inspirational and a wonderful read. He takes you through a number of life's most harsh lessons and some that he was fortunate to learn before making the mistake. His attitude toward life is sometimes cavalier, as the title suggests. Then again, he has learnt to offset risk and potential failure versus reward. He carries out this assessment before undertaking any new project, business or pleasure. Above all Richard Branson has taken life by the scruff of its neck and enjoyed it. When finishing this book you feel like he has almost dared you to do the same.

This book is clearly laid out and well written. Quick readers will fly through this biography in no time because it flows so well.

I would recommend this book to anyone. It will teach you many valuable lessons while putting a smile on your face.


Millionaire Upgrade: Lessons in Success from Those Who Travel at the Sharp End of the Plane
Millionaire Upgrade: Lessons in Success from Those Who Travel at the Sharp End of the Plane
by Richard Parkes Cordock
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.53

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy business class, 22 Jun 2006
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This book is the story of a man who was given a lesson by a successful entrepeneur. Tom almost missed a flight. It was by good fortune that Michael, a successful entrepeneur, had booked two tickets in business class just in case his secretary was going to accompany him. Tom pulled out his book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. This sparked a long conversation about becoming a successful entrepreneur. The book details the conversation that happened.

I enjoyed this book. It had lots of useful information in it that could be used whether you are an aspiring millionaire or not. The writing style is clear and easy to read. This makes the book flow well and a joy to pick up.

Although the book is essentially about the mindset of a successful entrepeneur it reads like a novel. You don't have to be a goal orientated money minded whizz kid to read this book and enjoy it. There is lots that be gleened from such a book. If you are thinking of starting your own business it clearly outlines the tools you will need to join the likes of Richard Branson, Sir Alan Sugar and James Dyson.

I recommend this book to any reader who has a general interest in the mindset of a successful businessman. This book is not so much a blue print for future success. It is more the mindset one must adopt to enter the highly rewarding world of owning a business.


Make Money, be Happy: How to Make the Money You Want And Do The Things You Want to Do: How to Make All the Money You Want, Doing What You Want to Do
Make Money, be Happy: How to Make the Money You Want And Do The Things You Want to Do: How to Make All the Money You Want, Doing What You Want to Do
by Carmel McConnell
Edition: Paperback

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Key to a better future, 2 Mar 2006
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Carmel has obviously learnt about the lessons of life the hard way. Rather than resenting her early years struggling to make ends meet she has put together this very informative and enjoyable book. Carmel starts by asking you two very simple questions: “Do you make enough money to comfortably support your lifestyle?” “Are you happy both at work and at home?” The remainder of the book looks at ways to finance an enjoyable lifestyle doing the work that one feels passionate about.
Carmel has a wonderfully fluid and relaxed style of writing. This not only makes the book a joy to read, it also makes it a relatively quick read. Her clever use of examples clearly demonstrates what can go right for a forward thinking proactive finance aware person and also what can go wrong.
This book is ideal for the young recently qualified 20 something person just starting out in the big wide world. “Do you know what makes you happy?” is a question rarely asked by career advisors I’ve come across. Yet this is the key to a happy and fulfilling life. I recommend that anyone who picks this book up be determined to make a change at any cost. Get a pad of paper and a pen. Do the exercises as thoroughly as possible. It will soon become clear where you are now and where you want to be. Act on the good advice and start to enjoy a more rewarding and happy life.


Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life
Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life
by David Allen
Edition: Paperback

39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another superb book, 1 Mar 2006
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David Allen has written another superb book on a subject everyone could make better use of. This book gives guidelines on how to improve ones overall method of dealing with life on a day-to-day basis. It does not preach to the reader about what must and must not happen. It does however give relevant examples that most people will be able to identify with. David explains how most people tend to deal with these situations and why this increases stress. He then demonstrates why his recommendation can add to an organised work method and thus relieve stress.
David has a wonderful writing style that is easy to read. His use of the English language coupled with his clear examples makes this book a joy to pick up.
This book is much broader in content than "Getting Things Done". I would recommend reading "Getting Things Done" if your life is one big mass of confusion, contradiction and generally not moving in one direction. "Ready for Anything" is a secondary phase to give more direction to all aspects of your life. All in all I enjoy reading David Allen's books. The information in them is invaluable and should be adopted by everyone. I will be keeping my copies and making regular reference to them.


Ernie Els - How To Build A Classic Swing [1995] [VHS]
Ernie Els - How To Build A Classic Swing [1995] [VHS]
VHS

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good advice from the big easy, 11 May 2005
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Ernie has a swing most golfers would give their left arm to be able to play. In this video he shows the fundamentals of a solid swing that anyone can use. I like the way he builds up the picture. He starts with the grip, then the stance/posture, then the first movements, then the tempo and finally the full swing. Included is a section on long, mid and short irons. Finally there is a section on shaping the ball left to right and vice versa.
This is superb video instruction that I refer to on a regular basis. When something goes wrong in my game I can normally figure out what the fault is by running through Ernie's checklist. There is nothing complicated here. It's easy to understand and easy to apply, regardless of your handicap. I'd recommend this video to any golfer looking to improve his or her game.


Your Money or Your Life: A Practical Guide to Solving Your Financial Problems and Affording a Life You'll Love
Your Money or Your Life: A Practical Guide to Solving Your Financial Problems and Affording a Life You'll Love
by Alvin Hall
Edition: Paperback

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Personal finance in a nutshell, 23 Feb 2005
This book gives the reader an insight into all aspects of personal finance that the modern person/family might face. It covers everything from mortgages to shares, bonds to bank accounts and investments to pensions. This is a comprehensive guide to all things related to ones income and expenditure.
This is an enjoyable book to read and makes the subject of personal finance fun and enjoyable. If you have seen Alvin's television programme you will know how well he is able to explain in simple terms a complicated subject. The book is written in this clear manner. You will have a good understanding of all the subjects covered once you have read this book.
This book is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their financial future. This book has so much information in it you'd be hard pushed to apply every chapter to your personal circumstances in one go. It should be kept in the bookcase and refered to whenever another financial milestone is reached, or about to be reached.
If you are deeply in debt I'd suggest reading "How to get out of debt, stay out of debt and live prosperously" by Jerrold Mundis first.


Ernie Els - How To Build A Classic Swing [1995] [VHS]
Ernie Els - How To Build A Classic Swing [1995] [VHS]
VHS

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Reference, 16 Feb 2005
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I bought this video out of annoyance and frustration. I play off six and was struggling before getting this video. I picked up a club while watching this video to understand what I should be doing. The errors that crept back into my setup soon became apparent.
I'd recommend this video instruction to any golfer. Ernie has a swing that most golfers would give their right arm for. Due to his uncompicated methods and the clarity of his explanation it is easy to understand why you are going wrong and why he is no.2 in the world. Accompany this video with plenty of time to practice and your guaranteed to improve your game.


The Richest Man in Babylon
The Richest Man in Babylon
by George S. Clason
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.59

72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a fine wine, this book gets better with age, 15 Feb 2005
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This book educates the reader about the way to improve one's personal finances. It uses a parable format to explain how two friends learnt how to improve their poor financial situation. They sought the advice of a friend whose wealth appeared to be limitless. Amongst the parables are references to modern day examples. It was the letter sent by the English University Professor that I found most inspiring.
The writing style is old English. This does make it hard to follow at first. It will take a chapter or two to 'get to grips' with the style. From there on it is easy and will soon become easy to read. It is not a long book so will start slow and finish fast.
I can highly recommend anyone to read this book. The advice offered is simple. If followed it will inevitably lead the reader to an improved financial future. I felt empowered and richer as soon as I read the final words. I will not be offering this book for resale as I continually refer to the sound advice that has lasted thousands of years.
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How to Get out of Debt
How to Get out of Debt
by Jerrold Mundis
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but effective, 6 Sep 2004
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This is a simple way of looking at how to get on the road to a prosperous future. I'm just starting out with a mortgage to cope with. The techniques are helping me to furnish my house without compromising my lifestyle. I strongly recommend anyone who is starting out or who has trouble with tracing their money to get this book. A few pounds invested now will return a lot more in the future. Read, enjoy and prosper.


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