Sue Culey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (44 of 48)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 977,900 - Total Helpful Votes: 44 of 48
Thaw by Satya Robyn
Thaw by Satya Robyn
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This isn't a typical book choice for me. I guess the apparent darkness of the subject matter created the presumption that it would just end in a stereotypical happy ending. Initially, I wasn't immersed in the style of a diary - it felt too much like the writing was directed at a reader rather than the imaginary being you write to in a diary. But it didn't take long to be captured in the flow - seeing what Ruth sees, and the subtle and natural metaphors of her view of her experience. I felt with her. I liked how the necessary questions we all could be asking ourselves in order to define a more 'lived' life were there to contemplate if I wanted them, or I could just ease in to her story. In… Read more
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionar&hellip by Alexander Osterwalder
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book, 7 Oct 2011
I have looked for something like this for so long - it is a creative representation of some wonderful strategic thinking - a great and insightful way of modelling what businesses and products are about. I love how simply the ideas are put across, and I refer to this book often as a guide when I need to crack specific problems, and to give structure to creative thinking.
Retail Confidential by Joe Cushnan
Retail Confidential by Joe Cushnan
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A retail must, 27 Sep 2011
This is a rather self-indulgent autobiography of the authors many years in retail, in middle-upper management. The reason why it is a retail must, is it is a window on the issues that are plaguing retail today.

The book focussed on what the author believed he had gained in experience (in bulleted lists), but failed to demonstrate how to achieve or capitalise on his learning. There was little insight into the workings of retail as a business, more about his experiences and thoughts of customers and colleagues. I felt angry on behalf of his previous employers and customers at some of the negative perspectives and descriptive words that were used. I believe that his view that the… Read more

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