Flip: How To Turn Everything You Know On Its Head…(Book Review)

Title: Flip: How To Turn Everything You Know On Its Head And Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings Author: Peter Sheahan Verdict: Nothing really new here, but it’s a good refresher. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ See which libraries in New Zealand have Flip. Another business book on how to distinguish yourself from the competition and thrive during tough…

Indian Takeaway: One Man’s Attempt To Cook His Way Home (Book Review)

Title: Indian Takeaway: One Man’s Attempt To Cook His Way Home Author: Hardeep Singh Kohli Verdict: Hilarious and superbly written. A must read. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Similar to: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. See which libraries in New Zealand have Indian Takeaway and Julie and Julia. I’m a foodie with a fascination of Indian food,…

Torn (Book Review)

Title: Torn Author: Chris Jordan Verdict: Fast-paced action. A perfect travelling companion to help pass the time. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Similar to, but not as good as: Harlan Coben novels. See which libraries in New Zealand have Torn and Harlan Coben novels. A school held hostage. A young boy missing. A journey into a sinister cult….

The Leader Who Had No Title (Book Review)

Title: The Leader Who Had No Title… Author: Robin Sharma Verdict: One of the better personal development/leadership fables I have read. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Much Better Than: Who Moved My Cheese? See which libraries in New Zealand have The Leader Who Had No Title and Who Moved My Cheese? I’m not a fan of business fables….

Room (Book Review)

Title: Room Author: Emma Donoghue Verdict: Vivid descriptions. Heart-wrenching. I haven’t read anything like it. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ If you like vivid descriptions try: the classic The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel. See which libraries in New Zealand have Room and The Clan of the Cave Bear. “Today I’m five. I was four last…

Real-Time Marketing & PR (Book Review)

Title: Real-Time Marketing & PR: How to Instantly Engage Your Market… Author: David Meerman Scott Verdict: A must-read for any library. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ If you like this try: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. See which libraries in New Zealand have Real-Time Marketing & PR (may not be available) and Purple Cow. I…

The Art of Non-Conformity (Book Review)

Title: The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want… Author: Chris Guillebeau Verdict: Inspirational lessons for life. Buy it. Dare to do different. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ See which libraries in New Zealand have The Art of Non-Conformity. The Art of Non-Conformity is a journey of adventure, memorable moments and serendipity. But first and…

Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd (Book Review)

Title: Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd Author: Youngme Moon Verdict: Prefer the video trailer to the book Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Similiar in style to: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell See which libraries in New Zealand have Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd and Outliers: The Story of Success “When we spend too much time comparing our own brand performance…

Hacking Work

Title: Hacking Work: Breaking Stupid Rules For Smart Results Authors: Bill Jensen and Josh Klein Verdict: Made me uncomfortable. Wouldn’t read again. Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ I prefer: The Project 50 (Reinventing Work): Fifty Ways to Transform Every “Task” into a Project That Matters! Last week a close friend (who is no dummy) tried to create a purchase…

Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Johnson has just released his book Where Good Ideas Come From and based on this intricate, yet short 4 minute video, I’ve just put an order in for it at Amazon.