English book reviews

  • Nina Xiang – Red AI: Victories and Warnings From China’s Rise In Artificial Intelligence 3 september 2020
    Nina Xiang, a veteran China-based tech journalist who has tracked the Chinese Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry for years, interviewed hundreds of people and traveled to dozens of Chinese cities. He collected his often counterintuitive findings and compared the state of affairs between China en primarily the United States of America. Themes within the broad spectrum ...
  • Paul Roberts – How to Negotiate Better : The Art of Making the Best Deal! 2 september 2020
    In this very short read, Paul Roberts shares his advice to get more out of deals and compensation. You are in a far better position than you think, as long as you do some investigation, compare competitors or peers, and start that crucial conversation to nail your raise, discount, or premium version. In How to Negotiate ...
  • Mats Vederhus – Murder in Lima 27 augustus 2020
    Norwegian policeman Kurt Hammer has several personal problems, being rejected by women he tried his luck with, the physical exhaustion alcohol abuse caused. A murder case in Lima, Peru one that Hammer himself witnessed during a holiday there, so is not the only one to solve. Murder in Lima, translated into somewhat basic English is ...
  • Scott W. Ambler & Mark Lines – Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working 25 augustus 2020
    Scott W. Ambler and Mark Lines wrote their first book on DAD in 2012. As they set out to write Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working as its replacement and removing materials related to agile basics, they had the goal of making it smaller, and yet still ...
  • Chris Oestereich – Pandemic Capitalism: From Broken Systems to Basic Income 21 augustus 2020
    Chris Oestereich published an earlier version of this book under the title Mending the Net. Given the COVID-19 crisis and the urgency to support the healthcare system and keep the economy afloat, he pulled the book, did further research, which resulted in Pandemic Capitalism: From Broken Systems to Basic Income. Humanity is beset by wicked ...
  • L. G. Cullens – Togwotee Passage 19 augustus 2020
    The fictitious Togwotee Passage as a rite de passage, a true challenge in life, marks this part memoir, part life story of Calan that was born and raised in Wyoming. Shoshone friend Derek invites him into his family and traditional, genuine ceremonies. Episodes spanning several chapters cover periods in Calan’s life since the 1940s, with ...
  • Gregory Peart – You Can Be Funny and Make People Laugh : No Fluff. No Theories. 35 Humor Techniques that Work for Everyday Conversations 24 juli 2020
    You Can Be Funny and Make People Laugh is not a book full of witty jokes but examines techniques on how conversations and lines can be funny and make people laugh. Gregory Peart explains the rationale for effective techniques with real-life examples (over 250 in total!) and homework to practice. Exaggerations, silly counter questions, the ...
  • Victor Prince – The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain 6 juli 2020
    Many people that completed one of the Camino routes across Spain to Santiago de Compostela want to convey their impressions. Some post travelogues to Youtube or process their encounters in a novel (e.g. Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist in their Camino and the Dutch philosopher and theologist Willem Ouweneel in his De vrouwe van de ...
  • John R. DiJulius – The Relationship Economy : Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital Age 1 juli 2020
    In The Relationship Economy, author and consultant John Robert DiJulius argues that our inner circle – the people we trust the most – is much smaller than in the past. We miss out on opportunities to make a deeper connection that can potentially enrich lives. Due to the dark side of technological disruptions, we are now ...
  • David Kauders – The Financial System Limit: Radical Thoughts About Money 29 juni 2020
    David Kauders whose Bear Markets I reviewed in 2017, is back with a new book that shows that all schemes that borrow from the future are thwarted by three related concepts: the true cost of debt to society, central banking economic cycle, and the financial system limit. The Financial System Limit: Radical Thoughts About Money ...
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