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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 8 May 2015
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Linens Limited Microfibre Fitted Sheet, Cream, Single
Linens Limited Microfibre Fitted Sheet, Cream, Single
Offered by Linens Limited
Price: £5.49

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It fits poorly., 15 Nov. 2010
I have a single mattress, but this sheet comes off very easily (and doesn't remain fitted for long). This is probably because isn't large enough to fit far around and under the mattress.


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.84

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What I talk about when I talk about this book, 15 Nov. 2010
The author is a novelist who, at the age of 33, decided to run regularly and has been doing so ever since. Many of the reviews can tell you about the content of the book, so I won't repeat them. I liked this book, I realised a couple of days after reading it, because it explains the thoughts that lead someone to devote such a large part of their life to running. Murakami is quick to stress that he only speaks of personal experience and he mentions several reasons why he runs through the course of the book. Of course, he brings up the health benefits, but health isn't his primary motive. It's not because he enjoys running while he's running (in any usual sense of the word - at the beginning of the book there is a quote: "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.") - he talks a lot about pain and his will to keep going when things get hard.

The main reason he runs, it appears, to satisfy an existential need to challenge himself, beating old times if possible and otherwise just doing as well as he can. (Reconciling this need with his slowly aging body, which can no longer perform as it once did, is a recurrent theme.)


The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
by Avinash K. Dixit
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strategic decision-makers ought understand these principles, 25 Jun. 2010
How should we play games that involve other players whose interests are not (or are only partially) aligned with our own? What factors should we take into account when designing games (such as auctions)?

This book elucidates the key aspects of game theory to the lay reader. Expect not mathematical rigour, but thought-provoking ideas, novel strategic scenarios and an insightful explanation of a variety of collective action problems. The variety of examples make it an engaging read. Below are a few of my favourites:

* The effectiveness of a two-tiered takeover bid.
* How to meet someone in NYC knowing only the day to meet.
* How, in a sailboat race, one can maintain one's lead by following the course of the boat behind.
* The existence of various equilibria in the marketplace. The authors give the example of the Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts.


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