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The Art of War
The Art of War
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5.0 out of 5 stars Consise, Deep, Powerful, 25 May 2014
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This book is very easy to quote and has lessons that extend much father than the world of conflict. This is a must read for everyone.


Cabin Fever: The sizzling secrets of a Virgin air hostess...
Cabin Fever: The sizzling secrets of a Virgin air hostess...
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sex adventures of a stewardess., 25 May 2014
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The book was on offer at the Kindle store and I was drawn to it because I wanted to learn more about the lifestyle but it turned out to be more about the sex adventures of Mandy Smith.


The Richest Man in Babylon -- Six Laws of Wealth
The Richest Man in Babylon -- Six Laws of Wealth
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very simple, very short, somehow ignored., 25 May 2014
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Good: Short and concise with some good lessons
Bad: More about Babylon would have helped add more context and character.
I've read this in the military so perhaps my context mattered but as simple as the lessons here are, they are mostly ignored by people. So this is a book I would recommend to people who don't read much and want some simple rules to be smart with their money.


Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction (Dover Books on Mathematics)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good desciprive work but its half textbook half essays, 25 May 2014
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The good: Some very practical apparatus as well as some great discussion of the limitations and fortes of the different approaches to solve the problems.
The bad: At times the examples juggle about excessively, it would perhaps be better if each chapter picked one type of scenario(military, business or political) and stuck with it instead of jumping about all the time. I personally found myself going back and fourth sometimes to remember a previous description.

This is my first book on game theory exclusively. I feel like this is a good book for those who will not pursue the matter further, its self-contained and discusses plenty of the approaches briefly enough to get the gist but without really setting up the mathematical basis to take it further.


Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil
Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Skims over the surface of something large but fails to properly develop it., 25 May 2014
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The book mainly describes a few studies on babies to try and understand the change in cognitive behaviour as babies develop. While the studies are quire interesting, I found that there was no overall conclusion or policy prescription that stems out of the book as well as no overall arching theme.


The Alchemists: Inside the secret world of central bankers
The Alchemists: Inside the secret world of central bankers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic overview of the major events in the crisis from a central banking point of view, 25 May 2014
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The book follows three central bankers (FED, ECB and BOE). In its narrative and sequential simplicity it helps the reader to view the events from a spur of the moment perspective which can help even those who don't know much about the topic of central banks better understand what kind of goals these people have in mind and how they go about achieving them.


Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best overall introductions to a broad topic, 30 Mar. 2014
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This book is very well written and the example are both interesting and relevant, I think this book has value for both people who don't know much about stats but also those with an understanding wishing to get a more intuitive approach to the topic.


The Finance Curse: How Oversized Financial Sectors Attack Democracy and Corrupt Economics
The Finance Curse: How Oversized Financial Sectors Attack Democracy and Corrupt Economics
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lots of potential but very poorly presented, 30 Mar. 2014
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I feel like the authors of this book did a fair share of research but somehow the book barely has any coherent structure and it randomly feels the need to fluctuate between topics. Very poor demonstrations of the finance curse, mostly because he jumps around too much in his examples. The book would have benefited from a more coherent structure.


The Improbability Principle: Why coincidences, miracles and rare events happen all the time
The Improbability Principle: Why coincidences, miracles and rare events happen all the time
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for those interested in the randomness of life, 30 Mar. 2014
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The book is great for introducing everyone to the logic of probability and why it matters in real life. I found it to be a bit dull at times so it is probably a little longer than it needs to be but otherwise its a fine book. Though I am not sure who would be interested in the theme(the construction of theme, improbability principle), its not ground breaking by any measure and its something I know I read somewhere else.


50 Facts That Should Change the World
50 Facts That Should Change the World
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book to increase your world awareness, 13 Mar. 2014
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Though I have personally not fact checked, nor am I certain that the problems described exist as prevalently today as they did during the release of the book I nevertheless find this book a must read for all but the most knowledgeable of academics(who probably know this stuff already). This book will tell you about a wide range of issues, such as how obesity is also a developing world phenomena, how mines still hurt people decades after their wars were finished, and how China has millions of women missing(possibly because they were never born).


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