Karen Loasby

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (90 of 119)
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Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness and Wel&hellip by Martin E. P. Seligman
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Authentic Happiness had a huge impact on me so I looked forward to Flourish. It wasn't really what I expected. There was a surprising amount of biography of academic life (stories about individual students, experiences with funding bodies etc) and I rapidly lost interest. Might be useful if you are in a similar academic situation to Seligman but I'm not sure of the value for the general public.
Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft® Of&hellip by Patrick Tissegham
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm responsible for our SharePoint search from the business rather than IT perspective. A good percentage of this book was valuable to a non-developer, particularly one who is happy to skip over chunks of code. I've seen and heard a lot of waffle about what SharePoint search does and doesn't do, so it was great to get some solid answers.
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Gilbert mentions more than once that his friends are frustrated by his continual identifying of problems without providing solutions. Stumbling on Happiness is definitely not a self-help book but it may make you look askance at some of your most engrained truths about what you want from life.

The section on the personal satisfactions of parenthood(p220-2 in my copy) is particularly unnerving. The graph showing how parents' happiness changes with the age of their children is brutal and more than a little bit scary if you don't have children yet.

The plea for us to base more of our decisions about the future based on evidence from people experiencing the consequences of… Read more

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