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The Eighties: One Day, One Decade by Dylan Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Cherish The Music, 9 Sep 2013
A brilliant book full of appropriate affection for the past and hope for the future. As unpretentious and honest (the incredible Queen descriptions, the WHAM! sections), insightful (Prince's 'Feed The World' film and involvement in Madonna's choreography for Philadelphia) as it is funny (the description of The Style Council as a "great band with a terrible name"). It had me rushing back to YouTube to relive the day but also reminded me of the power of music and the effect it can have on you, how you dress and what you think.
Never Mind the Bosses: Hastening the Death of Defe&hellip by Robin Ryde
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hasta La Revolucion!, 19 Nov 2012
I am not a big one on books about the workplace if I am honest. I often buy them and don't read them, as they stare longingly at me from the bookshelf. But a friend recommended this one and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the way it considered the workplace as actually part if the world rather than this separate entity which exists in a separate dimension. It's smart and considered without being smug or condescending and the tone managed to inform without hectoring. Good work. I feel like it made me smarter!
Thoughts from a Grumpy Innovator by Costas Papaikonomou
Thoughts from a Grumpy Innovator by Costas Papaikonomou
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart guy, smart book, 8 Nov 2012
This is exactly the kind of smart, fun book the world needs more of. Costas is insightful in the extreme, but never anything other than entertaining and light. It is a rare skill and it means that the book is always charming and never hectoring. I hope the author sees this as the ultimate compliment but it has pride of place in our toilet at home. It takes a great read to fill that slot!
Well done, when's part two out?

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