Review: Autopilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing

A lot of scientific and historical facts are explained in this book, which makes it a bit boring to read, a fact not helped by the extremely dry writing style. My brain went autopilot and skipped many paragraphs. There’s nothing smart about how the author tries to stitch together too many concepts and topics in… Read More »

Review: Milk the Pigeon

The writing style and chapter format are typical of books in this genre, like the liberal use of crude language in a vain attempt to sound “brutally honest” instead of relying on genuine insights to do so. Assumptions, generalisations, stereotyping, and sweeping statements are also liberally sprinkled throughout the book. The tone is presumptuous and… Read More »

Review: Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life

An easy read, but pretty light on substance, unless you consider an autobiography to be instructional. The concepts are repeatedly emphasised throughout the book, which makes it repetitive after a while.  See larger image Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life (Paperback) List Price: $14.99 USD New From:… Read More »

Review: Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life

The author suspects she was on the verge of becoming a happiness bore. Well, her suspicion is confirmed in this book. (Notice this review is almost shorter than the book title? That’s how the book should be.) See larger image Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My… Read More »

Review: 康熙大帝

如果你是那种看历史书就想睡觉的人,不妨拿这本书瞅一眼。虽然写法不伦不类(好比让周星驰重新编出来的“红楼梦”),但娱乐性高,容易读。只是部分内容有说教的嫌疑,加上说教的部分有时前后矛盾,所描述的历史事件在时间线上也不对办。若想认真对待这本书,则难免有点失望。 See larger image 康熙大帝 (Kindle Edition) List Price: Kindle Edition: Check Amazon for Pricing Digital Only

Review: 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? See larger image Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant (Hardcover) List… Read More »