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Information is Power

Information is power. Education and information are very precious assets in this world. Things that may differentiate you and me from other people is what we know! It is said that

"whoever controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past"

I cannot stress the importance of reading. Reading for knowledge creates pleasure. We are what we learn. What we hear, see, is who we become. Our way of being and thinking is made up of all what we take in.
Unfortunately, most people are what others tell them to be. By reading you can escape the limits imposed and expand your universe.

All of the greatest leaders and best minds in the world where good readers.

About this page

This page contains a list with books I've read. While reading I take notes. Some books contain a personal review on their own page.
This is more of a scrutiny and it's mixed with my current worldview, thoughts, perception and combining ideas from various books and experiences.
I may or may not post my "notes" for certain books.
New book investigations will be added as I explore them myself.

Really into good books? Derek Sivers has a whole list of them with his own recommendations.

Highly Recommended Books

Effectiv Project Management by Robert K Wysocki

If you're a lone software developer, entrepreneur or a manager then this book is for you.

My Recommendation: 7/10

Idea Mapping - How to access your hidden brain power, learn faster, remember more and achieve success - book review

Explains the concept of Idea Mapping which is a form of Mind Mapping and the benefits you can reap from it. The book is easy to read, contains tons of examples on how to get started and use mind and idea maps all day long.

My Recommendation: 7/10

Simplicity by Edward de Bono

How can we simplify life, work and still be innovative?

My recommendation: 6/10

The Art of Being Unreasonable by Eli Broad

Some unconventional live wisdom. Be unreasonable and achieve your goals. Beyond everything else be fair!

My Recommendation: 5/10

Unstimulating Books

A list of books I've read but wouldn't read again nor would I recommend them unless I would want to make a very specific point.

Drive The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink

A book talking about Motivation. The book can be summed up in two sentences.  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's concept of Flow. Motivation is intrinsic and requires autonomy, mastery and purpose.

My recommendation: 4/10

 

To sell is human ~ The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel Pink

Continuing in the process as Drive The surprising truth about what motivates us. It describes the way sales needs to be rebuilt and how to achieve a good sales environment.

My recommendation: 3/10

 

The 4 hour workweek by Tim Ferris

You can read my thoughts on this book  and Why it's impossible to reach a 4 hour workweek - (Unless you plan on destroying the world)
My recommendation: 3/10

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