Category Archives: Books

“Freemium” model isn’t just for smartphone apps

We have been hearing a lot about the “freemium” pricing model lately. “Freemium” is a combination of “free” and “premium”. This model is most common in smartphone app stores where developers give away the app for free, but users may … Continue reading

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Review of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

“Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” has been garnering many rave reviews on Amazon recently. As a self-confessed introvert, I just had to see what all the fuss is about. Susan Cain was a … Continue reading

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3-Michelin star chef Clare Smyth is epitome of “quiet strength”

Clare Smyth, 34, is currently one of the top female chefs in the world. At the tender age of 29, she was appointed head chef of Gordon Ramsay’s at Royal Hospital Road in London. Scrambling to the top of a male-dominated industry … Continue reading

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Review of Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up”

I’ve always known Steve Martin as an actor in comedies such as “Father of the Bride” and “Roxanne”. I was therefore surprised to learn that he was an Emmy-award winning writer on the Saturday Night Live show, and also one … Continue reading

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Mind map of “Authentic Happiness” book

Have you ever asked yourself what it means to be happy? Here is one possible answer. “Authentic Happiness” was written by Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology in 1999. Most of conventional psychology was focused on the negative – … Continue reading

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Mind map of “Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through Customization” book

“Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through Customization” is a book that proposes customising personnel practices to improve employee productivity and engagement. Just like how marketers have been mass customising their offerings to customers, HR departments should personalise their practices to … Continue reading

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How to Read a Book in 10 minutes

You don’t need to be a speed reader to finish a book in 10 minutes. Anyone can do it – the trick is not to read the book, but a well-written book summary instead. Many of you are probably familiar … Continue reading

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