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John Onoda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Tribes by Seth Godin
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I agree with Seth Godin's view that the Internet Age is facilitating the formation of tribes in ways that were not possible in he pre-digital age. I also agree that more and more employees -- at least in the most developed countries -- are looking fo ...more
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Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell
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This is a swashbuckling fantasy story that feels a bit like the Three Musketeers if the story were told by Quentin Tarantino. There's a lot of blood, pain and humor. Very vivid characters and lots of surprising twists and turns.

The story is about thr
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Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
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I gave this book, written in 1983, a three-star rating because some of its chapters are wildly outdated nowadays, in 2015. That said, the chapters that are still relevant deserve four or five stars because advertising legend David Ogilvy was a smart, ...more
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Sleeping Dogs by Thomas Perry
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Thomas Perry always writes engaging stories with clever plots. He's always two steps ahead of his readers, delivering narrative twists and turns and satisfying endings. He writes a lot of stand-alone stories, but he's got two series characters -- the ...more
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Zero to One by Peter Thiel
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I thought this book offered some very good insights into new companies, but in my opinion all of Peter Thiel's major points could have been delivered in an normal-length article in Harvard Business Review. This is why I gave the book only a three-sta ...more
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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I've never read anything like Kate Atkinson's Life After LIfe, at least in novel form. Although this is a "literary" novel, at its foundation lies the sort of speculation that underlies science fiction, a bit What If....?

In this case, the question is
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No one understands you, and what to do about it by Heidi Grant Halvorson
" Thank you for providing such a clear and engaging review of this book. It sounds as if the author has married her ideas with some really compelling an ...more "
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The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
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This was one of the most fun books I've read in years. I got the distinct impression that author Daniel O'Malley had the time of his life writing this novel and somehow his joy and enthusiasm for the tale poured into the words he put onto page. I got ...more
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The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake
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This is another solid entry into David Drake's RCN Saga, featuring Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy. As usual, the plot is a mix of political, military and covert events in which our heroes demonstrate their special talents.

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Personal by Lee Child
Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
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We learn a bit more of Jack Reacher’s history in Personal because this novel is set partly in France and Jack’s mother was French, a member of the Resistance during World War II. It turns out she is buried in the same cemetery as Jim Morrison and Edi ...more
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