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The 4-Hour Work Week
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by Timothy Ferriss (Goodreads Author)
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The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Work Week
by Timothy Ferriss (Goodreads Author)
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This book is surprisingly interesting. I was skeptical going in (gimme a break, I'm lucky whenever my workweek drops below 50 hours...), but the book contains some really useful advice for working more efficiently and understanding that some work jus ...more
Jim rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Jim by: Newspaper review
recommended for: History buffs
read in November, 2008
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Did you know that when Thomas Jefferson was writing the Declaration of Independence he sought editorial advice from Franklin? Indeed, some of the most well-known passages ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...") and themes in the great document ...more
Jim rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Give me more Malcolm! This is really good stuff. Better than Freakonomics. Gladwell explores the mysteries of word-of-mouth and teaches us about mavens, connectors, and salesmen.
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The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey
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I had read a couple of Stephen Covey's other books and noticed that this one just came out. It's interesting, but the ideas aren't terribly new. The main theme is that in the workplace (and in life), a lack of trust makes a project take longer and co ...more
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The Shangri-La Diet by Seth Roberts
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I learned about this book from reading Freakonomics. The author, Seth Roberts, is a Berkeley psychologist who has his own ideas about why we gain weight. It's a quick read and worth a couple of hours if you are interested in different approaches to c ...more
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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Fascinating! Normally, I wouldn't be that interested in subjects like street crime, crack cocaine, Sumo wrestling or cheating in the Chicago public schools, but seeing it all through the eyes of an economist made a real difference. In each case, the ...more
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