Dr. Rob Yeung

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (66 of 79)
Location: London, England
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Coach and consultant with a Ph.D. in psychology. I also write books which can be found here on amazon! You can find me on twitter @RobYeung if you wish to be notified of my further book reviews.


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Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can&hellip by Susan Cain
22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
I'm a psychologist so was interested to read this book to see if the author represents the known literature on introversion/extraversion well.

First the positives about this book. I have to say that this book is extremely well-written and enjoyable to read. Cain writes extremely well and I sped through the book.

I also think this book will be a balm to those of a more introverted disposition - those who see themselves as quiet, shy, deep-rather-than-shallow types.

Unfortunately, Cain conflates introversion with anxiety. So she assumes that introverts are often anxious. However, modern so-called '5-factor' models of personality distinguish between… Read more
What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentl&hellip by Gary Hamel
I read a lot of business and management books and often find that many are full of hype and overblown claims.

Hamel's book stands out because he has clearly done his research, having visited many organisations and spent time with them to understand how they operate. Having done this research, Hamel is well-placed to argue what high-performing organisations do differently.

Essentially, Hamel argues that organisations:
- would benefit from truly inspiring their employees and unleashing their passion (as opposed to merely paying lip service to the idea, which is what the majority of organisations do)
- give employees greater responsibility and accountability,… Read more
Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bi&hellip by Oliver Burkeman
35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
I started reading this book with a combination of interest and enthusiasm. Burkeman starts by (rightly) criticising many of the self-proclaimed, often self-taught gurus and life coaches who provide advice. Much of the advice by these authors is often wrong - at best well-intentioned but misguided advice through to downright manipulative advice in the interests of making those authors rich.

Burkeman begins by discussing useful tidbits of advice that he has gathered from RESEARCH done by psychologists and other behavioural scientists at reputable universities. So I applaud Burkeman for the first 92 pages of his book.

BUT then the book gets weaker from a third of the… Read more