Alastair Irvine

Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (15 of 22)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,448,089 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 22
50 Facts That Should Change the World by Jessica Williams
12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A very interesting book, not directly business related (but remember - inspiration can come from all over).
I don't think any of the facts are particularly new, especially if you read the right newspapers, but the essay on each is thought provoking and enlightening. For some of the chapters the problem and solution seems obvious, however for others I struggled to work out what the issue was, most likely due to me being a compassionate capitalist (if there is such a thing). On some issues it seemed (to me) naive that we can (or should) do anything. Others shocked and horrified me.
What is interesting (perhaps most interesting for those wanting to pursue a career in commerce) was… Read more
The Heart of Success by Rob Parsons
The Heart of Success by Rob Parsons
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Very accessible, almost too easy (I read it on a short-haul flight). Or maybe, its just so good I burned through it!
Takes a long, hard look at what success means. Working out what you want out of life is hard. The hardest. This gives useful food for thought - it really makes you question whether working your guts out is the correct path for you.
No doubt there are those who've worked all their lives who would have liked to have had more time with their family. For each of those, there is probably someone who wishes they had worked harder and made more of themselves rather than living through their kids, or something. This book does preach slightly (that over-work is foolish) but… Read more