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Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang by Harriet Sergeant
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading, 28 Mar 2013
The author comes across as a middle class go-gooder. But that also comes across as a much unappreciated quality. She has the patience and good will to really engage with a group of young marginalised gang members. And the description of their life is fascinating.
Wait: The useful art of procrastination by Frank Partnoy
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 8 Aug 2012
I fear this is one of the poorest books I have read. The subject is interesting - the potential benefits of delay to decision making. But the argument is weak. And it is supported by frequent references to what can only be called bogus statistics. The one (of many) which sticks in the mind is the study which showed that showing employees a millisecond exposure to the apple logo increased 'creativity' by 20% that day. Like many of the studies quoted this is close to meaningless. I was disappointed - and would recommend against buying this book.

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