Tag Archives: business

The 4-Hour Workweek

It took me forever to finish The 4-Hour Workweek because I can’t get over the nagging suspicion that Tim Ferriss is an overrated “lifehacks” aggregator. The author is clever to put a passage that addresses doubters at the beginning of the book. But by the end of the book, my suspicion is more or less… Read More »

Blue Ocean Strategy

Hindsight is 20/20. The problem with books of this nature is that they often appear to be cherry-picking data to fit the narrative. So, do  you want the blue pill or the red pill? Help spread the word!

Machiavelli on Business: Strategies, Advice, and Words of Wisdom on Business and Power

Machiavelli on Business: Strategies, Advice, and Words of Wisdom on Business and Power by Stephen Brennan My rating: 1 of 5 stars Reads like an analysis of Nostradamus’ predictions, i.e. everything is open to interpretation. Unfortunately, the so-called “analyses” are often shorter than the excerpts from the original works, making this book appear like a… Read More »

Biting the hands that feed them

I usually reserve a fair bit of sympathy for unions threatening industrial actions to force employers to come to the negotiation table, but not when they show complete disregard to customers, as in the case of the work-to-rule action to be enforced by the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants’ Union. Under the work-to-rule guidelines: “All… Read More »