English book reviews

  • Gerard Shaw – Simple Small Talk 17 november 2020
    This guide helps both introverts and extraverts to make an effective first impression when meeting new people. Simple Small Talk by Gerard Shaw highlights topics to start with, where FORD and ARE are useful acronyms to remember, ones to avoid at all times, and the importance of nonverbal communication. Some of the conversations are illustrated ...
  • Marlo Schalesky – Women of the Bible Speak Out Stories of Betrayal, Abuse, Healing, and Hope 15 november 2020
    Marlo Schalesky uses the Bible stories of twenty women to address her contemporary female audience struggling with issues like betrayal, anger, abuse, rejection, domination, danger, oppression, shame, and scorn. From Eve and Sarai to Hannah to characters in the Gospels like the Samaritan woman, a woman caught in adultery and brought before Jesus, and the ...
  • Sophie Campbell – Breakfast at Bronzefield 4 november 2020
    Many former prisoners that came out of prison as a better person, who made radical steps in starting a new life, publish their memoirs. Breakfast at Bronzefield by former public schoolgirl Sophie Campbell is the first one I read that gives an insider’s view in the UK female prison system. HMP Bronzefield is the largest, ...
  • James Rourke – Out of the Basement 21 oktober 2020
    Outwardly, professor and author Michael Tanner celebrates a high-profile book launch with wisdom and spirituality from “Aristotle, Buddha, Abraham Maslow, Bruce Springsteen, and Metallica woven together, somehow, with the Lord of the Rings and 1984 to make a perfectly clear argument about the necessity of building personal integrity, of seeking and maintaining healthy relationships, the ...
  • Menahem Misgav – The Mossad Job 19 oktober 2020
    Taken from the plot that a retired secret agent wants to take revenge, not restricted by the agency’s policies or budget, Menahem Misgav wrote The Mossad Job. Protagonist Rotem stumbles upon a former colleague, Meshulam Muller, a Dutch Jew who immigrated to Israel and then recruited into the famous intelligence service. Muller is interviewed on ...
  • Hassan Osman – Fun Virtual Team-Building Activities 13 oktober 2020
    This practical short read by Cisco manager Hassan Osman helps fellow managers, team leaders, facilitators, Scrum Masters, and Agile coaches with 18 team-building activities that can be done online without any special software. We all miss the water cooler or coffee corner chit-chat in the office. To overcome that lack of social cohesion, the activities ...
  • 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 ...
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