Book Review: Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Book Review: Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Another book in the 'how to invest' genre, probably the last I'll read for a while. After a few, it's just rehashing the same few ideas in different ways - which is good in a way, repetition helps the ideas stick. However, despite saying that, this book actually had a …

Book Review: Influence - Robert Cialdini

Book Review: Influence - Robert Cialdini

"Influence" shows up on many reading lists, particularly in the business world, and it's been on mine for a while, if only to see what the fuss was all about. The premise of the book is that although we learn a lot about psychology through research, there are people out …

Book Review: The Better Angels Of Our Nature - Steven Pinker

Book Review: The Better Angels Of Our Nature - Steven Pinker

'The Better Angels of Our Nature' is a hefty tome (~850 pages), but after reading it I can see why Pinker devoted so much space to supporting his thesis. The premise of the book is that despite the popular opinion of the alarmist mainstream media that we are living in …

Book Review - Chasing The Scream: The First And Last Days Of The War On Drugs - Johann Hari

Book Review - Chasing The Scream: The First And Last Days Of The War On Drugs - Johann Hari

Chasing the Scream tells the story of the origin, history and future of the war on drugs. Hari travels through 9 countries interviewing a wide range of people from all walks of life - addicts, dealers, gangsters, and doctors - in order to stitch together his narrative. He starts with …

No Pinocchio Effect - A Book Review of 'What Every BODY Is Saying' (Joe Navarro)

No Pinocchio Effect - A Book Review of 'What Every BODY Is Saying' (Joe Navarro)

Book Review: What Every BODY Is Saying (Joe Navarro) I went into this book expecting a fluffy, nonsense business book, partially from the ridiculous pun in the title and partially from past experience. You know the type, those books that promise new information but just end up either full of …