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Did you spot the size of this book?
on 27 October 2009
I ordered this book partly because I've discovered an interest in psychology and also because I'd like to spot hidden opportunities that have perhaps passed me by. On its arrival, the first gorilla I spotted was the number of pages of content: 107. Factor in that each change of chapter involves 2 blank pages and 1 full page drawing for the chapter header and the number of pages of actual text is less still. That's not unusual for this type of book (e.g. "Who moved my cheese" or "The One Minute Manager") but worth knowing in advance.
It's an entertaining read and includes a variety of demonstrations of each technique though once again the drawings for these fill quite a lot of page space. At least it's based on proper research (fully referenced at the back) and kicks any of the self-help nonsense - "The Secret" et al - into touch; for that reason I've given it 4 stars with the caveat below.
I would suggest this is a useful book for a business, where it could be shared around a team for the benefit of all - it won't take more than an hour or so to read. For the casual reader, the same author's ":59 Seconds - Think a little, Change a lot" book is better value. It covers this topic with less padding and contains a wealth of other psychological advice for living a happier life.