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Bloodsport: When Ruthless Dealmakers, Shrewd Ideologues, and Brawling Lawyers Toppled the Corporate Establishment
3.35
liked it
Mergers and acquisitions true stories and its main characters as well as legal/fiscal framework evolution.
Apr 09, 2017
Apr 06, 2017
 
Brazillionaires: The Godfathers of Modern Brazil
4.00
really liked it
Brazilian billionaires and the economic and political context that surrounds them.
not set
Dec 14, 2017
 
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
3.90
it was ok
Stories about oddballs: Magnetizers, alchemists, other mysterious/oddball characters...
Oct 24, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
 
Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
3.80
did not like it
It's more like his biography full of stories with 2 or 3 tips on story plot and characters.
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential
4.05
it was ok
One idea "grow mindset vs. fixed mindset" viewed in different areas.
A little bit repetitive.
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
Overcoming Life's Disappointments
3.98
Tough life situations and how the biblical Moses overcame them plus real life examples.
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
 
The Vampire Book
3.78
Interesting vampire-like mythical creatures from around the world plus the basic vampire knowledge.
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
 
The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level
4.28
liked it
History of the first cancer-targeted drug, who, when, the obstacles, the advances and a promising future and hope for other illnesses.
Jul 03, 2016
Jun 28, 2016
 
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
3.89
really liked it
Very good productivity tips: Block distractions, have time to wind down, allocate the most productive time to your high value projects...
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
 
The Tech Entrepreneur's Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, and Cash in for Success: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, and Cash in for Success
3.43
liked it
Similar to the book venture deals. The main focus is finance. I would recommend startup CEO for a more general guide.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 24, 2015
 
The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
4.39
it was amazing
From science: the domino effect. How little things can come together and form a snowball of change. This can work in good behaviors but also bad so be ...more
Aug 14, 2016
Jul 30, 2016
 
The Richest Man in Babylon
4.24
did not like it
Boring. Common information like: save money, invest money... You can find this at any personal finance site.
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
Love the Work, Hate the Job: Why America's Best Workers Are More Unhappy Than Ever
3.37
it was ok
4 companies from Washington analyzed from the benefits/conditions point of view.
Oct 20, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
 
Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life
4.12
did not like it
Read instead Body by science or the paleo diet. 1/3 about himself, 1/3 about food 1/3 about exercise.
Jul 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
Going Social: Excite Customers, Generate Buzz, and Energize Your Brand with the Power of Social Media
3.81
liked it

Be approachable.
Encourage engagement.
Be a friend and give them something useful.
Don’t overload your audience.
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
 
The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do about It
4.17
really liked it
Interesting future scenarios created taking into account the 2008 economic crisis.
May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013
 
Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
3.33
liked it
Interesting, near-future opinions about economics and ecology, population, politics...
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate
3.85
liked it
Different breakthroughs in different fields (and their obstacles to market) and how they can enhance our present and future.
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
 
Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life
4.03
Really good book: eliminate sugar, hydrogenated fats and cereals. Eat organic and eat different types of protein. Squezze 10 minutes excersises into y ...more
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 05, 2015
 
Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind
3.64
it was ok
I was hoping more psychology and neuroscience and less Freud in particular. The main point of the book can be found in the first chapters.
Dec 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
3.91
it was amazing
Well-documented, interesting story of Louis 14th and the women in his live: From his mother to his grandchildren and all the mistresses and queens in ...more
Jan 26, 2017
Jan 21, 2017
 
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
3.86
really liked it
Generosity, human, creative interactions in work and life. Daring to be generous and human.
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
 
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
3.77
it was amazing
Great advise, specially on work related matters.
Every woman must read it.
Mistakes and the correct thing to do.
Aug 13, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
 
The Secret to Peak Productivity: A Simple Guide to Reaching Your Personal Best
3.52
it was ok
Similar to the books: getting things done and the 7 habits of highly effective people. It is a productivity/goals system.
Jul 28, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
 
The Survivor's Club
3.79
liked it
Useful tips and survivor profiles with your own survivor psychological test.
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
Money for Nothing: How the Failure of Corporate Boards Is Ruining American Business and Costing Us Trillions
3.61
really liked it
The world of boards and its. Accountability, function, real-world cases... solutions.
Nov 19, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
 
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind: How to Be Seen and Heard in the Overcrowded Marketplace
4.06
liked it
Choose wisely the main things you want to brand. In a cluttered world, less is more.
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
 
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
4.13
it was ok
It's better "the biology of belief" by Bruce H. Lipton.
The argument is more convincing and less repetitive.
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
A Fatal Waltz (Lady Emily, #3)
3.91
really liked it
ELEGANT PROSE AND ELEGANT LOCATIONS. 2 MYSTERY PLOTS IN ONE. INTERESTING!
Jun 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
Chaos: Making a New Science
3.98
it was ok
It will be best appreciated and understood if you have an engineering or science background.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
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