Rusen Ciprian

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Ciprian Rusen
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (56 of 59)
Location: Bucharest, Romania
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 180,999 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 59
The Project Management Book: How to Manage Your Pr&hellip by Richard Newton
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is not about how to do project management in terms of documents, templates, procedures, etc. The Project Management Book is about what you should be doing as a project manager, in order to become a great project manager that delivers successful projects.

It shares lots of tips and experiences lived by the author as well as other professionals. Also, it focuses on areas that are typically not covered by the standard literature: the human side of project management, developing relationships with your team and stakeholders, managing your project through political fights and business reorganizations, understanding the culture of an organization and how it impacts project… Read more
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. Simply a collection of truisms, flat words and ideas thrown at the reader. A serious lack of helpful ideas. Just a series of stupid sentences like:
"Resistance is the shadow cast by the innovative self's sun"
"The enemy is Resistance"
"Break the sheet of foolscap into three parts: beginning, middle, and end."
It felt like an endless series of encouragements with no value: You can do it, do it, resistance is the enemy, fight the resistance, do it. And worst of all the book encourages people not to plan, not to think, not to prepare. Just DO IT!
That's how many companies went bankrupt - they did not think, they just did… Read more
The Project Manager: Mastering the Art of Delivery by Richard Newton
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"Communication skills are the core differentiator between average and great project managers."

This is one of the core ideas of this book and I completely agree with it. Richard puts a lot of emphasis on communication and soft skills. One of the things he recommends to fellow project managers, is to spend 50% to 75% of their communication time listening rather than transmitting. An idea which not many dare emphasize so clearly.

I enjoyed the book very much starting with its design and continuing with the ideas and concepts presented by Richard. He shares his thoughts and experiences in a very elegant manner which keeps you hooked till the end.