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Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies by Marty Brounstein
The title of this book is technically correct, but unfortunately a bit misleading. I bought this book in search of guidelines and tips for mentoring a person I am not directly connected to. As it turns out, however, this is a book about applying mentoring and coaching techniques as a managerial skill, i.e. towards your own staff, quite a different scope from what I was in need of.

Not being what I needed I have not studied the book in detail. It does, however, appear to deliver what it wants to, i.e. basic, sound and pretty well described advice on how to manage staff in a "modern" way to achieve sustainable performance. Being a "for dummies" book it may be a bit… Read more
King David Versus Israel: How a Hebrew Tyrant Hate&hellip by Gary Greenberg
As is the case with so many stories in the Bible, the legend of King David, his predecessors and successors, is a jumble of contradictions, seemingly mis-placed passages and outright political smoke screens.

In this book Greenberg masterfully investigates the pieces, unravels them, compares them to each other and to other information and puts it all into logical order. While most of his conclusions seem very well founded, he freely and honestly admits that some of them are tenuous, although no better credible alternative seems to exist.

What emerges when he is finished is a story of conflicts within as well as between tribal power centers, political factions and… Read more
2.0 out of 5 stars Acceptabele, no more, and with quirks, 6 Nov 2010
Let's start with the positives: This is certainly a pretty neat pod, with reasonably sized controls considering the diminutive size. The screen is admittedly small, but in my opinion clear and readable. The sound is good with good earphones (though see below).

There are, however, a couple of quirks pulling several stars off the grade:

- Occasionally, about one time in ten or twenty, the pod freezes during start-up. The only way to unlock it then is to push the microscopic reset button on the underside with the stylus of a pen or something similar. This apparently cuts the power, the pod shuts off and you can try again. Usually it then remembers the last setting (so you… Read more