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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
4.51

If there is one book you want read besides a religious book, I would make this that book.

We all have ideas, and very few of us ever even get to create
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Jan 10, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More
3.88
Full Disclosure: I received this book from the 12booksgroup.com book club to help with the discussion of the book during the month of February 2013 an ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
Small Message, Big Impact: How to Put the Power of the Elevator Speech Effect to Work for You
3.54
This book may look very simple since we all think we know how to deliver an elevator speech, but how many people actually go through the discipline an ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
The Connected Company
4.31
Disclaimer: I received this book from O’Reilly Media to provide a book review. Note, there were no conditions attached.

The book "The Connected Compan
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Nov 10, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
 
Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works
3.94
If you want have a good conversation with business executives --- whether you are a salesman, consultant, mid level manager or even an individual cont ...more
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
 
Hitler's Charisma: Leading Millions into the Abyss
3.83
After you read this book, you sadly realize that Hitler's charisma was really his deep hatred of the Jews. He was not an extraordinary in any ways exc ...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
 
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
3.76
I learned a lot from reading this book, in that how to really appreciate good writing. The author makes it very clear that there is no real secret in ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
State of Wonder
3.83

It is an ok light reading. I am somewhat surprised that this book has garnered such high ratings.

I think the book was little too long. My main proble
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Jul 02, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
Black Boy
3.97
This is my foray into African American authors all on my own. I am sure I must have read something when I was in school.

I like this book. Will have mo
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Mar 28, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive
3.52

Disclaimer:
I received this book for free by 12booksgroup.com as part of a contest that I entered. The only condition I had to satisfy was to read the
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Aug 29, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
3.68

This is a very good book if you want a good understanding of the opportunities, challenges and risks of Big Data.

This is book is for all of us who hea
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Apr 20, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
 
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
4.01

Lean is the word.

I think that companies that have succeeded are using this or have used this without ever calling it Lean. I am sure Apple have been
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Oct 2011
Oct 10, 2011
 
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943
4.28

This is a great book.

I learned a lot about the history, warfare, leadership, management, critical decision making, willpower, human suffering and depr
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Jun 10, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Lolita
3.86
Thoughts from reading. Will clean it up later after completing it.

One thing that is very puzzling is that this book was a best seller when it was rele
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not set
Aug 01, 2010
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
3.46

I think this is a great book.

The book is so good that I don't understand what the big deal was about sex.

The book is really about connection. How peop
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Dec 09, 2012
Oct 10, 2011
 
Poke the Box
3.77

This is a good book that does inspire you to take an initiative. It is a quick read and has a very simple message.

He says something that I found was
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Jul 31, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
 
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
4.22

This is a quick review. A detailed and mor thoughful review will replace this later.

This is a great book that takes us from the conception of the brid
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Jun 30, 2013
May 08, 2013
 
The Making of the President 1960
4.14

This is a great book. I just read this book for the second time.

It is really well written and you realize though technology has changed a lot, but oth
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Jun 04, 2013
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Lake
3.20
**spoiler alert** I am surprised that there are hardly any reviews of this book. I stumbled on this book from an article on Huffington Post recently a ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
 
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
3.92
This is a great concise overview on key founding fathers and their importance. The book covers Washington, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilt ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
 
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
4.02

Even though the examples are dated, this book is still a must reading.

Go read it. No, study it. No, apply it. Save time and just read this book only.

I
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Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63

I really don't know what to make of this book.

I will have to read it again to before I comment on this book.

It is well written, but I am still trying
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Sep 16, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
4.00

Very comprehensive look at what got us into financial crisis. It was essentially everyone at all levels. The problem was that if folks in the governme
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Dec 18, 2010
Feb 21, 2011
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.19
This is a very good book, but not as gripping as the "The girl with the dragon tatoo." The first one had to deal with solving the mystery of Harriet V ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
 
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
4.01


If this positioned as a practical business guide, then I would give it a 5.

The problem is that this book wants to be something more than a business b
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Jul 26, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
 
The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Startups That Win
4.01

This book is taking me a while, since it is more like a textbook for starting a business. Each chapter is taking me hours to read.

The only criticism
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not set
Nov 12, 2011
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.70

Since everyone has been talking about this book, I had to read it so I can discuss it intelligently.

This is an ok book.

Is it well written? Does it ev
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Jul 25, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
Serious Men
3.63
**spoiler alert** I will keep this very short.

The novel shows how Ayyan does not want to be a Hindu because he is born a Dalit, low caste in Hinduism
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Aug 29, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23

I am going to keep this short, since so many others have done a great job with reviews.

This book looks at the life in the South from a child'd perspec
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Nov 15, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
 
Freedom
3.68

I really liked this book. It is a big book in that there is lot in it. The main message I got out of this book was the following: we all want freedom,
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Oct 04, 2010
Oct 01, 2010
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