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Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
by Matthew Syed
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

4.0 out of 5 stars great but a bit repetetive, 15 Sept. 2011
I read Outliers and Talent is Overrated before reading bounce, and of course that means that there is a bit of repetition and referencing between the anecdotes shared. Bounce does have some VERY interesting points about the difference of doing something repeatedly, and making an effort to learn, which clearly shows how its not JUST a question of spending 10.000 hours to get to expert level, but more so about how you train...

a really good read


Eat Like a Man
Eat Like a Man
by Ryan D'Agostino
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.94

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely amazing, 15 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Eat Like a Man (Hardcover)
By far one of the best cookbooks out there. Great variations of well known and lesser known dishes, served with humor and knowledge. The pasta ragout is one of the best meals i have ever had!

if you are a man, and you like to eat... well, the title says it all


Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click? (Voices That Matter)
Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click? (Voices That Matter)
by Susan Weinschenk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and interesting little quick read, 22 July 2009
This little book is a good start into the field of 'why do we do what we do'. It's a mix of stories, web-sociology, and recaps. Reading it is quickly done, and it does feel slightly 'simplified' but it is worth spending a few hours reading.


Barack, Inc.: Winning Business Lessons of the Obama Campaign
Barack, Inc.: Winning Business Lessons of the Obama Campaign
by Barry Libert
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars very inspiring, and yet so overlooked, 26 May 2009
Reading this book was really entertaining. Most of the things in it are really obvious when you think about it, but it is amazing how well it was executed in the campaign. This is captured really well in the book.
The only fear i have is the campaign managers around the world that read this and think it is a recipe for winning, and apply it to a candidate that does not share obamas traits, and hence, it will be a lame attempt.

none the less, worth a read... it can be read on a quiet sunday =)


Art of the Start, The
Art of the Start, The
by Guy Kawasaki
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good book on the subject, 26 May 2009
This review is from: Art of the Start, The (Hardcover)
Kawasaki writes in a really easy to read and engaging language, and has structured the book very well. I'm starting a business now, so it was very motivational and inspiring to read this book. My only caveat is that towards the end, it get slightly repetitive. But all in all, if you're interested in starting a business, and executing on strategies, get this book.


Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications
Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications
by Toby Segaran
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good introduction, 11 Sept. 2008
This book really does an awesome job at guiding you through the process of using collective intelligence in your own applications. For me, a bit more explanation on the math would be nice, but if i just pay attention it still seems to stick, so it's not crucial.
just, well, get it! it's good

Pete


Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
by Brian Tracy
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely mind altering, 23 April 2008
Ok, so my title might sound a bit over the top... That being said, the simple way the information in this book is made available to you, the reader, is absolutely fantastic. I have always found it silly to use acronyms or sayings from 'improve yourself' kinda books, but the almost silly frog references in this book stay in your mind. I use them myself daily when i try to put off things i should get done, and they work!!
I have to give this book my warmest recommendations! thanks!!


The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few
by James Surowiecki
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the most inspiring book i've read in a long time, 18 Feb. 2008
This is the one piece of influence that has changed my line of thinking the most. From stock markets, to prediction markets to human behavior, Surowiecki covers everything in a light and refreshing way that entertains and enlightens at the same time.

get it, read it.


The Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand
The Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand
by Chris Anderson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars a bold and refreshing view on business, 18 Feb. 2008
Chris Anderson explains what could be seen as one of the most important new concepts in marketing these days. The book is very well written, and the message is carried all the way through. The last 80 pages or so feels like a slight repetition of the first part, but not enough that it should take away from the value of the book.

Anyone involved in web applications, or marketing and sales in general should read this.


Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gladwell writes like a dream, 18 Feb. 2008
Gladwells Blink does an awesome job at explaining gut feeling. it also gives you pointes on when to use it, and equally important, when not to use it. In a time where people focus on measurables and facts above feelings and precognitions, it's a refreshing read.


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