Tag: Book Reviews

Boost your brain power with these super simple exercises

August 30th, 2016   •   no comments   

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Courtesy of Keep Your Brain Alive

As I crossed my 46th birthday this year, I somehow felt as if my mental capabilities were slowly slipping away.

While I am certainly far from being reduced to a blabbering idiot, my mind isn’t quite the same as before. Which was why I was especially excited when I picked up a copy of Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence C Katz and Manning Rubin.

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Six Strategies of Quiet Influencers

April 4th, 2016   •   1 comment   

Six Strategies of Quiet Influencers

Do you know that Emma Watson is an introvert?

Is it possible for an introvert to be a social influencer? Most definitely!

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a gregarious extrovert to be a social influencer. With the rise of digital and social media, the rules of influence have shifted in favour of introverts.

This is good news for the naturally introverted and reserved. Like the brilliant Harry Potter actress Emma Watson above.
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8 Winning Ways to Think Like a Freak

March 17th, 2016   •   no comments   

Think Like a Freak Stephen Dubner Steven Levitt

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (courtesy of Freakonomics Facebook page)

Conventional wisdom can be a bitch. While there may be occasional wisdom in crowds, the truth is that fools seldom differ.

If going with the flow could land us in hot soup, how then should we solve the many problems in our world?
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Why Movements Matter (And How You Can Use It In Marketing)

February 2nd, 2016   •   no comments   

ImNoAngel Movement Marketing

I’m No Angel (#ImNoAngel) by Lane Bryant is a good example of Movement Marketing

In today’s “hyperconnected, ultra-competitive, and supercluttered marketplace,” doing more of the same big idea advertising on mostly mainstream media channels isn’t going to work anymore.

Consumers are getting jaded and overloaded with information – much of which has little or no relevance to their lives nor their interests.
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The Happiness Project [Book Review]

January 18th, 2016   •   no comments   

The Happiness Project Book Review Gretchen Rubin

What is the secret sauce of happiness? Do we need to go on an Eat, Pray, Love expedition to find it?

Well, not according to Gretchen Rubin in her bestselling book The Happiness Project.
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How teenager Malala Yousafzai changed the world

November 5th, 2015   •   no comments   

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Courtesy of The Legacy Project

“Let us pick up our books and our pens,” I said. “They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is not your typical teenager.

While others her age were taking selfies of themselves on Instagram, or posted about the food they ate or outfits of the day they wore, Malala worked feverishly to change the destiny of millions of girls in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Winner of the Noble Prize for Peace in 2014, Malala used her impressive skills in written and oratorical skills to stand up for children’s education. A member of the Pashtun tribe in the picturesque Swat Valley of Pakistan, her life story was truly remarkable.
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5 Ps of building your own rock star brand

November 2nd, 2015   •   no comments   

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury of Queen (Courtesy of Queen Photos)

Larger than life, rock stars like Jon Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen have captured the hearts of millions worldwide. On and off stage, their passion for their craft has led them to become legends in entertainment.

What are the success strategies of rock stars? How do they build such powerful personal brands?
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How to be happy, make millions and live the dream

October 29th, 2015   •   4 comments   

Successful Sporty Woman

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The year was 2002. James Altucher was going to die.

The financial markets had crashed. The Internet had crashed. His family left him. And he had millions in debt.
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How being vulnerable can transform our lives

October 6th, 2015   •   2 comments   

How being vulnerable transforms our lives Brene Brown

Courtesy of TED Talks

What do courage and joy have in common? How do we live fuller and more wholehearted lives by daring greatly?

The answers to these questions and more were answered in Daring Greatly by storytelling researcher and psychologist Dr Brené Brown. Exploring the width and depth of how we live, love and engage with one another, Daring Greatly challenges us to defy the prevailing social climate of scarcity in order to live and love more wholeheartedly.
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How LEGO rewrote the rules of innovation

July 26th, 2015   •   1 comment   

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon – the most highly sought after toy for geeks! (source of image)

Everybody loves LEGO. Boys, girls, mums, dads, and construction toy geeks of all ages.

However, do you know that the world’s favourite toy building blocks is also a powerhouse of innovation?
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