Meg Meeker: Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
Raising boys, yes we all need a little help to help him find himself. Just a few chapters read I knew this book was right for us.
Fred Reichheld: The Ultimate Question 2.0 (Revised and Expanded Edition): How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World
Updated 2.0 is really refreshing to read. My hero Reichheld (Loyalty Effect) was brave and wise enough to distill years of insights into one simple truth, best of all highly implementable and open source, only to those who can see. I love to refresh myself with new thoughts being put into this edition. (*****)
Blake Mycoskie: Start Something That Matters
I don't know why I couldn't finish this book, maybe it was the tone it was being written. Gotta get back to it someday, or not. (**)
Daniel H. Wilson: Robopocalypse: A Novel
Captivating story, makes you want to keep reading. I'm only halfway, but worth recommending to you. (***)
Paco Underhill: Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
Read this book 10 years ago. To read this updated copy is to refresh my memory of how things were done back then and what's changed recently. Although at the beginning it is kind of boring and you may not agree with their research methods, but later in the chapters you will find hidden wisdoms. Just follow the author's logic and see what you can learn from it. (***)
Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs
Love hearing the stories all over again, some of them especially what happened in the past few years are new to me. Most importantly it is a closer portrait of Steve than all other books about him. Isaacson recorded audios during his interview with Steve, check out 60 minutes special and you will hear Steve's own voice. RIP Steve. (****)
David Allen: Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life
I think I have to re-read this one coz I didn't get much new insights than previous Ready For Anything and GTD books (***)
Dan Brown: The Lost Symbol
an easier read than da vinci code, captivating and educational, love it! (***)
Jim Collins: How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
This made me go back to read Good To Great, love the re-read journey. (***)
William P. Young: The Shack (Special Hardcover Edition)
inspirational and emotional, the story unveils a little too slow but I guess it helps to build up everything after (***)
Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner Illustrated Edition
I read guilt and personal growth hand in hand in this novel. (***)
Murakami Haruki: 1Q84 (Traditional Chinese Edition, Hard Cover)
I took it slowly to walk these parallel magically realistic worlds. (****)
David Allen: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Life changing practice, simple steps (*****)
Richard Branson: Losing My Virginity
Read it like a novel coz you'll find it attractive as a story to follow through. Learn from his character through stories! (****)
Malcolm Gladwell: Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Must read! Fascinated by Tipping Point and now insightful BLINK! (*****)
Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife (Harvest Book)
Passing this book around our office, sad love story, at first disoriented but catch up pretty easily after a dozen pages. Time has no effect on love. (*****)
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thoughts
I work as a Stationery and Moving buyer for a retail chain store called city'super. No this blog is not about my work but a lot more about my interest in pleasing objects and photography. You may think this is a dream job but let me tell you, the real work of being a buyer is entirely different from what you see and experience on this blog.
Wonder why there is the "moving" part in my job? That's a department name weird enough but I like it, it means trendy. And things that are trendy change and move all the time. This second department I manage handles toy cameras, photography, gadgets etc.
I'm proud of being able to steer these 2 departments at work to incorporate my personal interests (stationery and photography, again), they don't look like their original form anymore and I'm happy.
I'm not an expert in many of these things, but I love to explore and meet people with similar interests. I love to talk about the finer things in life. Used to do tap dancing too hahah.
calligraphy, craft, sketching, tarot, camera, photography, drawing, coffee, gtd, hobby, stationery