Successful Reading: Some Interesting Reads

I actually had some time to read over the summer for the first time in years. I read only non-fiction books. Actually I didn’t read all of them- I listened to a few on tape(or CD). I’m a harsh grader so you can see a difference between books. Ratings of 2.5 and above is recommended. Here’s a rundown of a few highlights (not many low-lights):

The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership

The first part of the story was interesting, but not enough substance. the last chapter had substance but although an interesting wasn’t sustaining. Plus I don’t agree with the premise of OS!M- you shouldn’t need to embarrass yourself in front of people to win them over.

Rating: 3 of 5

The Art of Friendship: 70 Simple Rules for Making Meaningful Connections

Interesting read. makes you thin about friends- which is good. each chapter is really short making it an easy read.

Rating: 3.5 of 5

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Good book. Made me think (which is all I can ask) and inspired me. It makes you really think about outsourcing. Don’t like all it’s concepts on the “new rich” as it’s too “vegabond”, overall worth the read.

Rating: 4 of 5

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Interesting to see the “real” cause of many seemingly obvious occurrences. I can’t point to anything except sceptisim that I got out of this though.

Rating: 4 of 5

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer (P.S.)

My only real story in five years (but still non-fiction). A little too many unnecessary details but interesting read showed what really happened.

Rating: 2.5 of 5

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