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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 »


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 »

Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind

Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear, and Worry is a very hard and boring read. The writing is atrocious and repetitive, especially with the same few examples of Maria, Eric and Samantha used by the author to illustrate the points. The points raised were also not convincing at… Read More »

The Power of Showing Up

If you have read the authors’ earlier works, The Power of Showing Up will appear wholly unnecessary. It’s repetitive, replete with fillers and offers very little new insights. While the authors urged parents not to stress over imperfections in their parenting approaches, many parts of this book seemed hellbent on guilt-tripping parents or making them… Read More »