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The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical E&hellip by Susan Wise Bauer
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
For a hard-working, but unsatisfied product of the British curriculum, I was looking for a starting point from which to develop a lifelong habit in studying PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), science and literature for fun.

The Well-Educated Mind (though I am still working through it) seems to be a very good starting point and a practical guide (in terms of helping you develop the reading habit and teaching how to read for different purposes), but the reading lists are not quite comprehensive enough.

The solution, in my mind, is to grab a copy of The Well-Educated Mind and supplement the reading lists with the 1972 version of Mortimer J. Adler's classic 'How to… Read more
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Onl&hellip by John C. Bogle
I am having trouble understanding those on both sides of the Atlantic who criticise John C. Bogle for pushing his own products or for repeating obvious advice.

I don't know the corresponding figure for the FTSE 100, but only 12% of investors have outperformed the S&P 500 since 1970. For people who accuse Bogle of being over-simplistic or repetitive in his 'common sense' advice, I say that this apparent 'sense' is evidentially NOT 'common'!

The bottom line is that Bogle has a simple, clear philosophy that this book outlines very well. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for some clarity on how to take control of their financial future. I would suggest that this book… Read more
Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity Syst&hellip by Leo Babauta
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I can think of few better uses for 1.99 than this short GTD alternative.

For anyone who has been frustrated by the Getting Things Done methodology, groundbreaking and comprehensive as it is, Zen To Done is a fantastic alternative. For those familiar with Leo Babauta's blog, Zen Habits or his major work, The Power of Less, his simple writing style and emphasis on small yet profound changes will be refreshing and familiar.

My favourite chapter is 'Minimal ZTD': the four essential habits that will absolutely transform the work habits of anyone lacking the unproductive, unfocused or unmotivated worker.

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