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The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning
3.94
My old CEO and mentor (James Currier) gave me this book for christmas after I first started work at his company. He said they handed it out at HBS and ...more
Jan 2002
Nov 20, 2006
 
Killing Rommel
3.87
I got an advanced copy of this and tore through it last weekend. It was a memoir style account of desert warfare in world war 2, and a fascinating and ...more
Apr 04, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
The Complete Sherlock Holmes 2
4.44
The second volume of the masterful Sherlock Holmes. The first was probably better, but this was a very good read as well. I have all the respect for ...more
Feb 2007
Dec 14, 2006
 
Next
3.46
A quick read, but I enjoyed the focus on generic engineering - which is a topic that rarely think about. It's full of moral decisions and politics (of ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
3.74
Ok I must admit first I only saw the movie, so not sure if the book has a lot more info or not. But I thought I'd review it all the same. Gore, like a ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 14, 2007
 
Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin, #1)
4.10
One of the most enjoyable stories I've read in some time. Captain Jack Aubrey was a fascinating character. You just wanted him to succeed - to capture ...more
May 23, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
White Hunters: The Golden Age of African Safaris
3.83
I heard this book described as interesting but a little dry, so I was fully planning on just skimming a lot. But I ended up reading almost the whole t ...more
Jul 18, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times
3.87
A fascanating history of the NY Times. Interesting tidbits were:

- The family was Jewish but so afraid of being dubbed a Jewish paper that they barely
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not set
Sep 06, 2006
 
Absolute Friends
3.57
I'm a sucker for spy novels, so when someone left this at our bookswap brunch, I zero'd right in on it. I definitely enjoyed it, but didn't think it h ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
 
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
4.43
This book was pure Gold - it was impossible to put down, and its clear to see why its a classic. Watching Holmes apply his methods to each case and un ...more
Dec 2006
Dec 14, 2006
 
Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
3.71
not set
Nov 09, 2011
 
Motherless Brooklyn
3.91
not set
Jun 01, 2009
 
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle, #4)
4.04
Hoping to read it with the Sci-fi & fantasy bookclub in July (if I can find a copy)
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Jun 24, 2009
 
Moonraker (James Bond, #3)
3.67
I'm a huge james bond fan. Always have been. I read a bunch of the books back in high school, but missed this one. I love the books as much as the mov ...more
Nov 2006
Dec 05, 2006
 
The Man in the Iron Mask (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3)
3.95
A great finish to the D'Artagnan series - definitely enjoyed it. Ending wasn't what I wanted though, you could tell he was just trying to permanently ...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
On Intelligence
4.11
6 of my smartest friends rated this 4 or higher. Hmmm...
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want
3.49
Recommended by game designer Jesse Schell
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Mar 15, 2010
 
Fish In the Water
3.89
If I ever go to Peru, this is top of the list.
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Nov 11, 2010
 
Lexicon
3.90
Recommended by David Risher
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Jul 07, 2014
 
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
3.90
Recommended by our pediatrician
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May 16, 2011
 
What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
4.09
Regimented by Brian and kyusik
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Nov 29, 2010
 
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind: How to Be Seen and Heard in the Overcrowded Marketplace
4.07
Its old, but its a classic. I was told it's part of the curriculum for Harvard Business school. If you are creating a product or a brand, this is a MU ...more
Nov 2005
Sep 17, 2007
 
Game-Based Marketing: Inspire Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Challenges, and Contests
3.43
Dean Takahashi liked it...
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Mar 31, 2010
 
Say You're One of Them
3.46
Oprah's next bookclub book!
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Sep 18, 2009
 
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
3.73
Recommended by steve blank
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Mar 31, 2011
 
Painting as a Pastime
4.28
Recommended by Tim O'Reilly
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Mar 08, 2010
 
Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom
4.67
The largest book ever!
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
3.92
Kareem recommends
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Oct 08, 2010
 
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
3.57
I had trouble getting into this book. Its very dense, and there's a lot of talk about anarchy that went right over my head. I guess back in the 1800's ...more
Jun 2007
May 28, 2007
 
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
3.76
The LA Times did a story about this book & it sounded interesting: [http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-...]

An excerpt:
The former president also
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Dec 12, 2006
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