Oliver Jackson

 
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The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education&hellip by Josh Kaufman
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mostly useless, 23 Aug 2011
If you want a series of banal self-help truisms and very simple business concepts very briefly explained, this is the book for you. One representative chapter wholly consists of the advice to "Find the middle path and stay on it. In business, as in other fields, it is better not to do too much or too little." This isn't even just hackneyed, it is tautological. I doubt many would-be entrepreneurs would have "do too much" in their business plan.

I learned bits here and there from the section on finance, but nothing in depth. This is possibly because the average chapter is no longer than 1-2 pages. Just long enough to provide a dictionary definition, use a vaguely related quote from… Read more
The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1: v. 1 by Arthur Schopenhauer
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but fascinating, 6 April 2008
The World as Will and Representation is Schopenhauer's major work, intended as a systematic philosophy to go beyond the limits of Kantian critique. It is perhaps because he is judged by this standard that Schopenhauer largely remains a marginal figure in mainstream academic philosophy, a footnote to Kant and Hegel, and worthy perhaps of inclusion in prefatory remarks on Nietzsche. But it is a shame to miss the real originality and insight of his thought and particularly that on art and ethics.

The first two parts of the book deal with matters of the nature of reality and what we can know of it. Schopenhauer here advances arguments that may be rather dry and technical for the… Read more
The World As Will And Idea (Everyman) by Arthur Schopenhauer
The World As Will And Idea (Everyman) by Arthur Schopenhauer
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but fascinating, 5 April 2008
The World as Will and Idea is Schopenhauer's major work, intended as a systematic philosophy to go beyond the limits of Kantian critique. It is perhaps because he is judged by this standard that Schopenhauer largely remains a marginal figure in mainstream academic philosophy, a footnote to Kant and Hegel, and worthy perhaps of inclusion in prefatory remarks on Nietzsche. But it is a shame to miss the real originality and insight of his thought and particularly that on art and ethics.

The first two parts of the book deal with matters of the nature of reality and what we can know of it. Schopenhauer here advances arguments that may be rather dry and technical for the layman reader… Read more