This is just awful. The layout, the structure, the prose, the examples; everything about it is worse than any other book about interviewing I've everThis is just awful. The layout, the structure, the prose, the examples; everything about it is worse than any other book about interviewing I've ever seen. The list of so-called buzzwords in the last chapter is worse than useless.
Key words and phrases for explaining your success in the workplace include: "Creativity." How very creative. "I am a professional." I am a banana. "I'm dedicated to my job." No, you're here secretly on your lunch break looking for a new one. GTFO. ...more
First off, this book is decidedly centered on the job market in the United Kingdom. So if you're not conversant with the Queen's English, you may notFirst off, this book is decidedly centered on the job market in the United Kingdom. So if you're not conversant with the Queen's English, you may not follow it well, and if you're not planning to interview in the UK you may not need to follow it at all.
On the other hand, a lot of common interview questions are common on both sides of the pond, and it's always possible even in the US that your interviewer may hail from the UK, so the book does have some potential use here. However, I just can't get down with the suggested approach here, which strikes me as dreadfully disingenuous. For example, from the tips on answering the question, "In what ways are you a team player?" we find this advice: "Establish in your own mind what sort of a team player they want you to be and then deliver an answer which caters to that image." And that's where I stopped reading. Ew. ...more
As Ken Wilber put it, one can no more afford to ignore the work of Adi Da than one can afford to become his student. This edition of his teachings onAs Ken Wilber put it, one can no more afford to ignore the work of Adi Da than one can afford to become his student. This edition of his teachings on dietary practice predates the tendency of the First, Last, and Only Seventh-Stage Realizer to Capitalize virtually Every Damn Word, in an Obscure Pattern like some mad dyslexic german, and it is therefore far more readable than much of his later work. Also, while the book is certainly intended in part as a recruiting tool for their community, The Daist Free Communion or whatever they're called these days, they do not lay it on too thick, and specifically attempt to make the suggestions useful even to those outside their community. There are some true gems of wisdom in here (see the quotes page here for examples) and lots of dross, especially if you have no plan to grow your own sprouts and forever eat like some 70s-era Marin County hippie.
Unlike many spiritual teachers, he does allow science in, and several health professionals and physicians are cited, along with the experimental results of the Daist Free Communion themselves. He also allows for humor, and makes good use of several syndicated cartoon reprints to lighten the intellectual load. The advice on fasting practices seems to me quite useful—if you're into that sort of thing, which periodically I am, though not for nearly as long at a stretch as they recommend for advanced practitioners—and I'm certain I will infrequently return to look over some of the health tips, especially when I'm feeling particularly unwell but short of sick....more