What Does it Mean to be Different? Review of Different by Youngme Moon

July 27th, 2010 with 1 Comment

“Different” by Youngme Moon is a book about brands and how to understand what makes one brand different from one another and how a company can become different.  Though this is by and large a business book, I found it changed the way I thought about being “different.” And for full disclosure, I read this book […]

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Review of The Power of Full Engagement

July 13th, 2010 with 3 Comments

If you’ve read one book about time management, you’ve probably read them all—at least that’s the conclusion I’ve been coming to after reading a bunch of them. So, imagine my surprise when I read a book that hits upon a novel concept: Manage ENERGY NOT TIME. But did the concept live up to its billing? […]

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Review of Seth Godin’s Linchpin

March 12th, 2010 with 18 Comments

This review is going to be a little different from anything I’ve done before.  It’s an experiment, you might say. You can say that I was thrilled to grab a copy of Linchpin on my Kindle.  And as a disclaimer, I was pre-disposed to liking this book because since this year stared I have made […]

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Self-help Books I Wouldn’t Wish on my Worst Enemies

March 5th, 2010 with 14 Comments

A self-help or personal development book should be as advertised: a way to actually help yourself or develop in some area. But some books present ideas that can actually cause you to regress instead of progress.  Or they are so insulting to one’s intelligence that they take you for a fool.  In one post, I […]

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Your Success is Your Own Damn Fault: Review of Larry Winget’s It’s called Work for a Reason!

February 23rd, 2010 with 5 Comments

Are you reading this review at your office instead of working?  Well, according to Larry Winget, you’re a thief.  You’re stealing from the company.  Now, get your butt back to work. That’s the central message in It’s Called Work for a Reason: Your Success is Your Own Damned Fault”. A friend of mine recommended this […]

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Learning Creativity from Children’s Books: Review of Eric Carle’s Draw Me a Star

February 14th, 2010 with 4 Comments

Today, I am honored to be a guest blogger over at one of my favorite blogs, “The World’s Strongest Librarian.”  It’s a great blog for learning to get stronger, healthier, smarter, and enjoy every day of your life. As I noted in an earlier blog post, I’ve learned more from children’s books than from most of the […]

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Review of Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within

February 2nd, 2010 with 43 Comments

Disclosure: Everyone says that that Tony Robbins is an amazing speaker.  But I have NEVER heard Tony Robbins speak.  My only “contact” with Tony Robbins was watching him in “Shallow Hal.”  So, my review covers this book “Awaken the Giant Within” ONLY and does not take not account the man himself, the other products he […]

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Review of Goal-free Living

January 28th, 2010 with 6 Comments

When we are young, we are taught that to be successful, we have to set goals.  But all too often those goals consume us and we wind up sacrificing the now for an uncertain future. Goal-free Living sets out to change that. Steve Shapiro was a former “goal-aholic” who adopted a goal-free living approach.  He […]

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Review of Who Moved my Cheese

January 19th, 2010 with 31 Comments

Disclaimer: This review may contain offensive language for readers who are faint of heart.  If so, do not, I repeat, do NOT continue reading this.  I am not responsible for your mental anguish, suffering, or any potentially harmful physical reaction that may result from reading this. The Good The good points of “Who Moved my […]

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Review of John T. Reed’s Succeeding

January 11th, 2010 with 5 Comments

Disclosure: John T. Reed does not offer any affiliate programs.  Therefore, I make no money from my review one way or the other John T. Reed is a real-estate guru who is famous for his guru ratings page.  In addition to writing books on real estate investment, he also writes on self-publishing and youth football.  […]

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