Ben Smith

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (20 of 23)


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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Vinta&hellip by Ron Chernow
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book has clearly been researched in meticulous detail, and Ron Chernow has done a phenomenal job at categorising John D. Rockefeller Sr.'s life both personally and professionally. I found that I couldn't put this book down, and consumed large portions of it in each sitting - it is very addictive! I did find that the last 1/5 of the book was particularly repetitive and fairly monotonous, something of a filler.
There was a constant feeling throughout the book though of everything being turned in favour of Rockefeller - negative comments or press surrounding Standard Oil being dismissed as 'slipshod', etc. without any real justification as to why this opinion was inserted. The book… Read more
Mastery by Robert Greene
Mastery by Robert Greene
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Robert Greene has always had the knack for cutting through the proverbial cheese. His writing is thought provoking in a way that I find typically unrivalled, and he is able to put into words those things that you have a general feeling about, but couldn't ever 'firm up'. I bought this book because I absolutely loved his 48 Laws work - which I thought was a masterpiece. Sinister at times, but true none-the-less. The stories in Mastery were extremely well researched, and linked well to what he was teaching. The steps through Mastery are laid bare in this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed what he had to say. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I thought it got slightly repetitive… Read more
Earth Friendly Products Pear Dishmate Washing Up L&hellip by Earth Friendly
Awesome stuff. Been using it for a good couple of years now and will continue long into the future. Goes a long way, smells great, doesn't leave a nasty residue, and feels good knowing you are using a more natural product on your washing up.