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Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise
3.99
it was amazing
If you're a long distance runner or cyclist (or thinking about becoming one) ... then this is a must read, five star book.

If you are a scientist or a
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Feb 20, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
4.10
it was amazing
I read this nearly 20 years ago, and it helped to shape the way I think about a personal development and also about management.

Flow is the theory tha
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Jan 1991
Jun 05, 2009
 
Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application
4.04
it was amazing
An "agile" project management methodology and a general guide for start ups from the original developers of Ruby on Rails. Short and very well written ...more
Oct 03, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Strengths Finder 2.0
3.92
really liked it
Whereas something like a Myers–Briggs personality test focuses on 4 traits for 16 possible combinations ... the Strengths Finder has 34 traits for som ...more
Aug 04, 2017
Oct 13, 2009
 
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
3.76
really liked it
This book was a great quick refresher to a logic course that I took long ago ... but there are some descriptions that could be further simplified and ...more
Dec 02, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
 
Introduction to C# Joes 2 Pros
4.29
it was amazing
An excellent introduction to C#, filled with many screenshots, examples, chapter quiz questions, and thirty five challenge projects ... practically th ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
it was amazing
The dozens of often interconnected stories, collectively combined far more perspectives than I had expected. What I enjoyed most about this book was t ...more
Sep 2016
Oct 03, 2016
 
The Wisdom of Crowds
3.80
it was amazing
Deeper and more insightful than I would have guessed. This book discusses a diverse set of decisions made by groups ... disecting why some fail, and h ...more
Dec 07, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
 
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3)
3.84
liked it
**spoiler alert** Even in an alternate universe where the Earth was hallow with a vast ocean inside ... I still can't get past the unbelievable amount ...more
Jul 2016
Oct 04, 2016
 
Fitness or Fiction (Volume 1): The Truth about Diet and Exercise
4.00
it was amazing
It's like having a top-notch personal trainer in a short, accessible book. It addresses over sixty popular fitness myths, with hundreds of academic ci ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
 
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
4.04
it was amazing
The audio version of this book is an excellent guide on difficult communications and negotiations. The authors are also the narrators, and they act ou ...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
4.22
it was amazing
Weaknesses of this book include a few issues that are not factored for:
- Cost of environmental damage
- Cost of poverty-induced crime
- Lost opportunity
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Aug 05, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
 
Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
3.63
really liked it
While the book contains much self aggrandizement and promotion of the mutual fund he started ... I very much respect Jack Bogle's ideas and character. ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
The Wheel of Time: Boxed Set  (Wheel of Time, #1-8)
4.37
it was amazing
My favorite fiction series of all time. I have read (and re-read) every book in the series that has been published to date. A brilliant fantasy world ...more
Jan 2008
May 30, 2009
 
Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations
3.96
it was amazing
While abridged, the audio version of this book is an excellent two hour summary of ethical negotiation techniques.

free, full-book summaries:
http://en.
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Nov 07, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
 
Holy Bible: New International Version
4.61
it was amazing
Some of the Old Testament I skimmed, but I did read the entire New Testament. I'm actually unsure as to which version of the Holy Bible that I read.
Jan 1991
Aug 05, 2012
 
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
4.17
it was amazing
By far the most fun I've ever had learning about physics, astronomy, and other sciences. Also a great book on generically analyzing and solving proble ...more
Nov 30, 2016
Nov 16, 2016
 
Ender's Game Boxed Set: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon
4.48
it was amazing
One of my favorite fiction series of all time, but the first book of both Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow are especially good.
Jan 2008
May 30, 2009
 
The Visible Ops Handbook: Implementing Itil in 4 Practical and Auditable Steps
4.00
really liked it
A compelling methodology for implementing IT best practices. I would give it five stars, but it is a somewhat bloated. I also recommend reading my ful ...more
Mar 2009
May 27, 2009
 
The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up
3.84
really liked it
Probably a must read for entrepreneurs, and still an insightful, thought-provoking business overview even for those of us who are not starting our own ...more
Apr 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.11
really liked it
A great read, but the only real take home lesson is to work very hard (and hope for good luck). It does however have additional applicable ideas in re ...more
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
 
How We Decide
3.81
really liked it
Well written guide to making better decisions by watching your own thought processes, weighing both your rational thoughts and your feelings, and avoi ...more
Oct 2009
Sep 19, 2009
 
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
3.91
liked it
A well-written science book with some business case studies. I found it fun and learned a few things, but I didn't really feel that I grew from readin ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
 
The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes
3.98
really liked it
Insight into one of the trickier parts of life ... saying "no" without straining the relationship. It guides readers on setting boundaries that are ro ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
 
The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential
3.77
it was amazing
A core philosophy and distilled collection of uncommon common sense productivity boosting techniques from the author of http://ZenHabits.net/

Some read
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Apr 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Harry Potter Boxset (Harry Potter, #1-7)
4.74
it was amazing
One of my favorite fiction series.
Jan 2009
May 30, 2009
 
Chicken Soup for the Father's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirit of Fathers
4.01
really liked it
An inspirational collection of around a dozen short and sweet stories on fatherhood.
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
 
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
4.01
it was amazing
Probably the best business parable that I have read. The story walks you through the critical thinking process of managing a fictional manufacturing p ...more
Aug 16, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
4.05
it was amazing
A fun and inspiring read. Something of a business classic ... but the research it is based on is likely not academically rigorous....

Book summaries av
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Jan 2004
May 27, 2009
 
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
4.24
it was amazing
An excellent introduction to usability. Should probably be considered a must read for all web developers, programmers, designers, and managers.

Full bo
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Apr 2009
May 27, 2009
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