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Kell1

Kell1

Joined January 2019

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Really enjoyed this one. It touches on triggers that makes us more prone to comply to compliance requests. The book depicts interesting study cases and psychological aspect of our behavior in different scenarios. Couldn't recommend it more!

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Every creative person should read this book. Written by the author of Eat Pray Love, this books is a deep dive into the writer's creative process, filled with great personal stories and cautionary tales. Being a creative person myself this book has inspired immensely. Recommended!!

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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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A history of the gene, a view of where and how the concept came to be, how humanity has used the knowledge from the time it came to knowledge and after recent discoveries. The book is sometimes hard to follow. It was masterfully written with a pint of personal family history from the author and valuable information that all comes together for a better understanding of the gene. Can't recommend this book enough.

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I first came across the 80/20 principle in university when studying industrial maintenance. It turns out that 80% of breakdowns come from 20% of equipment. I could later verify this in my graduate program when I joined an oil and gas company. I never thought this principle could be applied for almost everything in life. Richard Koch did a great job of expanding on Pareto's principle to a broader application. Highly recommend this great book.

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The latest Malcolm Gladwell book. I heard the audiobook and it was quite the experience. Music, actual audio from interviews and court hearings, police tapes, you name it. It brought so much "realness" to the experience that I believe this has set the new standard for audiobooks. The book is just amazing, and it challenges our bias about interactions with strangers and touches on very important topics about policing and diplomacy. Recommended!!

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A book about how to get in a state of total concentration to perform cognitive intensive tasks that advance one's carreer forward. The book has very helpful tips on how to achieve this and also some good examples of people applying these principles. However it gets a jit repetitive and I felt that it wasn't adding much value after a certain point. But I recommended it nevertheless.

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Misleading title, should be called the subtle art of giving a f*ck about certain things. I think I have read a lot of these books, the advices now sound almost the same. A good read nonetheless.

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Shocking revelations about the news media and conduct. The book gets very repetitive halfway and the stories are more of the same. Nevertheless I recommend it.

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The Magic of Thinking Big | David J. Schwartz
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Another highly recommended book. It has many great tips on how to tune your mindset to be successful, from the way you should dress to how you should set your goals and overall insight towards a successful career. The book is filled with stories with examples of do's and don'ts. A bit of the same if you have read books on the same topic, nevertheless this is a great read. Recommended!

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Really enjoyed this one. Great tips on how to work remotely having a day job. The book aims to change the paradigm on retirement, work, money making opportunities online and more. The author shares many useful tips to help your management of day to day activities. Highly recommended.

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A book about how a small change can make a big difference. Tipping point touches on the triggers to epidemics, the type of people/factors that create massive changes. It's a short book but very enjoyable.

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Third Malcolm Gladwell book I am reading this year. It's fascinating how he finds these simple topics and manages to change our paradigm with unusual yet compelling arguments. Blink is a very interesting read about first impressions, auto-pilot responses, profiling and bias. The book won't give you a guide in how to use the "blink method", it instead raises awareness about it calling for further introspection of oneself about first impressions.

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48 Laws of Power | Robert Greene
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I have heard a lot about this book, to be honest it is not what I was expecting, nevertheless I couldn't stop reading it. It is an evil man's step-by-step guide to deceipt & backstabbing, I am sure this book is popular amongst politicians and the mafia. It is useful to recognize power plays in the workspace and life in general. I hope the teachings of this book are not attractive to people, otherwise we will live in a terrible world.

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This is a highly recommended book, I have heard about it in different forums. Finally got to read it. It is a very personal book, the author shares many personal stories throughout the book. There are many references to the bible, which for an atheist like myself was not very relatable. The book is not an easy read, many "big words", and .the author constantly jumps from one theme to another. Overall I recommend it, there is a lot to take from it.

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Malcolm Gladwel does it again. This is a great book about underdogs and favourites, in traditional Gladwell fashion it aims to change the paradigm on the perceived advantages of powerful individuals and institutions over the perceived disadvantages of underdogs and why we are wrong in thinking the way we think right now. Very interesting read, will definitely change your perspective on this topic. Recommend it

Crazeedi Yep great book! 6mo
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The title is a bit misleading. The book is more about the practice of SPEKT scans for psychological treatment in couples. Nevertheless, the book is filled with interesting information about how our brain works, the different parts of the brain and their functions and the effect of hormones on the brain. The sex tips make about 20% of the book. Also, too much advertisement of the author's medical clinic. Good book though. Recommended.

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A book about enlightenment, what it is, what experiences are expected from meditation, the nature of consciousness and other compelling arguments about the ego and thought. It's not an easy book to read sometimes, but nonetheless a great insight on an atheist's view on spirituality. This book has changed my perception of gurus and the like will definetly remember the teachings of the author for a long time. I recommend it!

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Great book, highly recommend for people looking to lose weight. It completely changes the paradigm on our perception of obesity, weight gaining and dieting. Spoiler alert: eating less and exercising more doesn't work for losing weight. The book explains the role of insulin in our metabolism and weight gaining, what to eat and when to eat. A great read!

Kell1 Been following the recommendations from this book for 2 weeks now. Lost about 5kg/11lbs. If you are looking for tips for weight loss, this works! 6mo
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I learned a lot with this one, didn't realize my mitochondria was that important. The author gives a long list of changes to make in your daily life, however it can be too much to keep track or dedicate time to. Will definitely try some of the tips. If they work I will change my rating from So-so to Pick.

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Written by one of Warren Buffet's son, this book gives a very good insight of the core values of the Buffet family; work etic, money, philanthropy, vocation and so on. Peter buffet puts into perspective the blessings and curses of being born into a wealthy family, he uses very good examples of both sides of the coin. I totally recommend this book for an instrospective look at one's own life and pursue of happiness.

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Very informative book. Useful insights on raising a happy and stable child. Very good tips from a father and scientist whose passion shows throughout the book. I recommend.

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Great book, very good tips on how to get that extra advantage in life, through eating habits, sleep, exercise, even the use of (smart) drugs. A lot of gadgets are recommended in this book, will definitely try some of them. Dave Asprey is an avid promoter of the conceptbof biohacking, and this was my first experience with the concept and will definitely check his other book - headstrong.

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Fantastic book, very insightful, well written and unbiased. The author makes great use of metaphors to explain complex concepts. His scientific approach to the many topics gives the book more credibility. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand how to achieve happiness.

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A book about the author's journey from couch potatoe to mountain climber. The book is mainly a testimony from a student of the Wim Hof method, which is a breathing technique and cold terapy which boosts your imune system and brings about other health benefits. It is an interesting book, not only for the explanation of the method but also for the journey the author went through and the interactions with Wim Hof himself. A good read.

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Oh wow, what a fantastic book. It presents numerous case studies of innovative ideas and the environment and context in which these came about. You will sure change your perception of how inventionts come to be. The author also makes a comparison between cities and he animal habitat in ways that make you think how interconnected the two are without even realising. Highly recommend it.

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A very nicely written and insightful book. Wouldn't you just love to adopt good habits and live a happier and fulfilling life? The book explains how habits are made, how to understand and change them. Interestingly too is the study of collective habits of corporations and societies. Very interesting book, a must read for anyone interested in self-development. Highly recommend it.

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A book about what it takes to be happy, from the authors perspective. Really good insights into our understanding of what happiness is, our aspirations towards achieving it and what we can do in our day to day (at work) to be more happy. It's a good read but I can't say the book is a breakthrough in human psychology or that the author compiled a lifetime of research to write this book. I recommend nonetheless, but don't expect a masterpiece.

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A book about exceptional people who exceeded in their fields, but unlike other books of the same genre, Outliers exposes the hidden cultural, genetic, social, financial and cultural advantages that these people had which propelled them to outlier status. What I loved about this book is that it aims to shift our paradigm about success.

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Fantastic fantastic book!! I had so much fun reading this book, and it opened my eyes on how our memories work and how memory athletes use mnemonic techniques to achieve incredible feats. I can't recommend this book enough. A must read.

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This book helped me understand a lot about modern life and how we got here and also a glimpse of where we are heading. The book os very well written, the ideas are clear and it's very addictive. This should be thought in schools.

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