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Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide and Workbook
Reduce to comics + 3 pages of content and might be good. Summary: make plan, execute plan, evaluate. 400+ pages waste
Jun 08, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Professional Ajax
Ch 1-5 (AJAX): pretty decent, but a wee bit dated
Ch 6 (XML/XSLT/XPath): weird placement and material in an AJAX book
Ch 7 (RSS/Atom): weird placement,...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Surviving as a not-for-profit organization
Miserable. Expected something along the lines of "Surviving as a not-for-profit organization". Got "why Public Television is XXX" where XXX is either...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Rather abrupt transition from very good philosophical arguments (chapters 1-9) to talk about Jesus (chapters 10-end) leaving the reader feeling like a...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Death to All Sacred Cows: How Successful Businesses Put the Old Rules Out to Pasture
Not a whole lot of new material, but presented in a witty way that made it far more digestable than the average business-productivity book
not set
Mar 10, 2009
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
Good material; knows her stuff; a little depressing, in its own way, but certainly a worst-case sort of book. Not light reading.
not set
Mar 15, 2009
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams
Solid finance tips, good anecdotes. Will try more shopping at 2nd-hand store as result. Will recommend to friends with money probs
Jun 07, 2009
Jun 07, 2009
Complete Book of Sewing Techniques: A Practical Guide to Sewing, Patchwork and Embroidery Techniques with Over 1000 Step-By-Step Photographs, Artworks and Inspirational Plans
too little detail for beginner or depth for advanced sewer; needs editing (misspellings & some pics miscaptioned); breadth ok
Jul 04, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
Baby-Gami: Baby Wrapping for Beginners
Insufficient breadth of swaddle & slinging styles; couple cute ideas, but I've seen several other sling designs not listed
Sep 03, 2009
Sep 06, 2009
Never Check E-Mail In the Morning: And Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work
General productivity tips, though strangely, it never suggests that you cease checking email in the morning.
not set
Mar 10, 2009
Unix Advanced: Visual Quickpro Guide
"Unix Advanced" was a misnomer — offered nothing advanced in depth (no background understanding) nor in topic breadth
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
mostly riffing on subtitle "Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable" Good ideas & examples; fast read & worth it
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity
sanctimonious self-justification & promotion. Summary: The Man erodes integrity with wiles. So bad, I didn't finish.
not set
Jul 14, 2009
The Elements of Internet Style: The New Rules of Creating Valuable Content for Today's Readers
pæan to old media; fails to follow own prescriptions for concise "weblike" presentation
Mar 09, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Sams Teach Yourself Ajax, JavaScript, and PHP All in One
Lacked depth on all 3 topics; better off with a single deep-dive book each on Ajax, JS, & PHP
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
Your First 100 Words in Vietnamese (Your First 100 Words InSeries)
this book no verbs. pronunciation helpful. words/pictures/exercises nearly useless.
May 22, 2009
May 22, 2009
Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr, #1)
a fun adventure -- relentlessly paced like Indiana Jones on speed, but less plausible.
not set
Sep 03, 2009
Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync?
Main 14 idea chapters had better ideas than Purple Cow, but less cohesive. Fast read
Jul 22, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Some pretty good ideas, but the slow pace could have been condensed.
not set
Mar 10, 2009
The Complete Gnomes
This book always gives me a laugh. Well authored and imaginative
not set
Mar 12, 2009
3D Game Engine Design: A Practical Approach to Real-Time Computer Graphics
a little academic; missing useful stuff on AI, audio, & scripting
not set
Mar 12, 2009
The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)
Modestly written, but juvenile horror is clearly not my genre
Apr 09, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Building Scalable Web Sites
Excellent & approachable guide for scaling websites; Chapter 4 is a bit long & out of place, but rest is high-quality stuff
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
When Organizing Isn't Enough: Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life
Pretty average productivity book.
not set
Mar 10, 2009
More Tricks of the Game Programming Gurus: With CDROM
Good, but rather dated
not set
Mar 12, 2009
Tricks of the Game Programming Gurus
Good, but rather dated now
not set
Mar 12, 2009
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
003.54 TALEB
not set
May 01, 2009
Open Source Solutions For Small Business Problems (Networking Series)
one minute the audience consists of folks that don't know about open-source apps, the next minute, it unevenly rockets down into Apache configuration...more
Apr 22, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
cover brags "TAGGING!"; index lacks "tagging". Can't apply own methodologies? fail despite potential. 80% useless
Jun 30, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Leave the Office Earlier: The Productivity Pro Shows You How to Do More in Less Time...and Feel Great About It
Not bad as productivity books go. Well tied together. Not much new that I learned.
May 22, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
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