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A World Without Email. Really?

A World Without Email by Cal Newport presents itself as a guide to overcoming the challenges of email overload and revolutionizing workplace communication. However, the problem with the book is that it’s overloaded with random suggestions, without real, viable alternatives. The author lost me when he quotes extensively from known “hacks” (and I don’t mean… Read More »

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) provides profound insights into the psychological processes that lead people to defend their actions and beliefs, often at the expense of truth and self-awareness. By understanding these mechanisms, you can work towards greater personal accountability, improved relationships, and more rational decision-making. The central theme of the book is… Read More »

A Flag Worth Dying For

If you are looking for an interesting and fun way to learn about history without overwhelming yourself with the details, A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols may be what you need. The author, Tim Marshall, who also wrote Prisoners of Geography, explains how flags (and the power they symbolise)… Read More »

Know-How

The author seemed enamoured of the cults of personality in the business world during his era, and it showed. Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t reads like a book version of FORTUNE magazine. Unfortunately, the content didn’t stand the test of time (ahem!), particularly his take on some… Read More »

No-Drama Discipline

Authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson made it sound so easy with the techniques outlined in No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, but remember, your mileage will vary. Even the authors admitted that there is no silver bullet to parenting and freely confessed their… Read More »