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The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
4.05
really liked it
I'm studying an MBA at the moment (actually, for the last few years, almost done!) so I feel qualified to discuss this book.

To the book. It's a nice h
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Mar 29, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
 
Mastery
4.28
it was ok
Unfortunately a mess of ideas and misconceptions (did you know that Albert Einstein discovered relativity due to spending a badly estimated 10,000 hou ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
3.82
it was ok
In the genre of "books that are actually long blog posts", this book really is the latest in "lean startup" type works, stripped back as far as it cou ...more
not set
Jun 30, 2012
 
The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking
4.05
really liked it
I used mindmaps more than anything else to get me through my Masters degree, and so I have a natural predisposition to visually representing informati ...more
Dec 23, 2012
Jan 01, 2013
 
One O'Clock Hustle (Rebecca Mayfield, #1)
3.85
it was ok
Read this because I needed a change, something different and unexpected, and this popped across my radar due to someone else in my Goodreads network r ...more
May 18, 2014
May 17, 2014
 
Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds
3.79
it was ok
I bought this book on the day I found Scott's blog. Interesting stuff. But after having subscribed to his blog for a few weeks, I've found the insight ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2012
 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
4.45
it was amazing
A perspective changing book. Gives the broadest of broad arcs of the development of our species over the last 70,000 years. In particular I learnt a l ...more
May 12, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
 
Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs:  Paleo and Personalized
3.86
really liked it
First, ignore the title. This book was mainly useful for outlining the self-testing that is available to an individual -- from determining cortisol le ...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
 
Walking Free
3.80
really liked it
The real story of an Iraqi refugee around the time of the Sydney Olympics. Highlights the problems that make the topic of boat arrivals controversial ...more
Apr 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
4.01
really liked it
A lot of this is self evident and repetitive, but it's still a worthwhile read.
not set
Dec 06, 2010
 
Trump: The Art of the Deal
3.66
really liked it
Donald Trump is a fascinating character. He is commonly pilloried in the media, and he has an incredible amount of confidence that some would say goes ...more
Oct 18, 2015
Oct 19, 2015
 
On Chesil Beach
3.57
really liked it
Terrific writing with a compelling story of newlyweds and their psychology in this short novel. Read it over a day and a half and had just the sort of ...more
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 13, 2018
 
How to Squander Your Potential: The Smart E's & Kniteforce Story
4.89
it was amazing
Did you spend your teenage years in the early 90s going to all night raves somewhere in Australia or the UK? Did you spend the rest of the time listen ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
4.20
really liked it
Cal Newport has done a good job of building a justification for prioritising deep work in our lives, with some useful techniques from his considered t ...more
Jan 18, 2016
Jan 18, 2016
 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
4.30
it was amazing
Incredible. Next time you feel numb to life, read this book. The raw humanity on display, the emotion, and even the logic (which also applies in human ...more
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
 
Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential
3.93
really liked it
I saw Bjarte talk at Agile Australia 2013 and was blown away by his material. I bought the book before he'd even left the stage. The book is actually ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
Tender Is the Night
3.83
liked it
I wasn't sure what to make of this book -- brilliant and captivating in parts, quite boring in other parts. I wanted to know what the critics thought, ...more
Jun 09, 2018
Apr 14, 2018
 
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
4.45
really liked it
Very much enjoyed this look into the formative days of one of the world's iconic brands. Interesting characters (Knight, Pre, Strasser, Woodell etc), ...more
Dec 21, 2016
Aug 17, 2016
 
Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results
3.95
really liked it
Straight forward narrative on how OKRs work, highlighting some of the gotchas for new players. Quick read, good to get a team across the intent of the ...more
Jan 2016
Sep 05, 2016
 
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
4.00
it was amazing
I've used many of the tools and insights in this book to help my career and personal life. It's a must have for anyone looking to be effective in inte ...more
May 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
Rails Antipatterns: Best Practice Ruby on Rails Refactoring
3.98
liked it
Nothing very profound, but probably useful to a new/mid level Rails developer.
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Body by Science: A Research-Based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week
4.07
it was ok
I found the science in this to be credible (not having the background of the authors, I can't debate it), but I was not so taken with the implementati ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
3.77
really liked it
Scott Adams is a provocative thinker and that makes any of his writing a must read for me. I'm always challenged to expand my perspectives in some way ...more
Jan 2018
Jun 09, 2018
 
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
4.01
really liked it
An incredible history of a formative era for modern civilisation. I knew next to nothing about the Mongols coming to this book, but now see the key ro ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
How Will You Measure Your Life?
4.07
it was amazing
How Will You Measure Your Life? is a book that applies business thinking and theories to our personal lives. The author argues that too often we regar ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.68
liked it
Ayn Rand apparently spent twelve years writing this lengthy and blunt book that encapsulates all her philosophies on what it is to be human. There is ...more
Nov 22, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
 
Move: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and Stalls
4.04
it was amazing
Brilliant advice for executing on a transformational strategy. I've recommended this book several times in the twelve months since I first read it. Al ...more
Jan 2017
not set
Jun 09, 2018
 
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
4.20
it was amazing
I've been skirting around stoicism for a while. I've made a little start on Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, and I've had this book on my horizon since I b ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Dec 06, 2010
 
Principles: Life and Work
4.24
it was ok
I would write a review but John has written enough about it: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Feb 2018
Jul 18, 2018
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.29
it was ok
The premise was interesting, but the writing was obvious and cliched.
Jan 2018
Jun 09, 2018
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