Peter Drucker on the Profession of management

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Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management (buy from Amazon)
by Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Type: Business
Author:Peter Drucker
My rating: 4

Book introduction:
Peter Drucker, a well respected professor of corporate management. This book summaries his view of what consistutes good management.

My review:
A good easy reading.

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Richard Feynman : A Life in Science

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Richard Feynman: A Life in Science (buy from Amazon)
by Mary Gribbin

Type: Biography
Author:John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
My rating: 4

Book introduction:
This is a book on the scientist aspect of Prof. Richard Feynman.

My review:
More lessons from a the great inspiring scientist, this book focuses more on his scientic skills

What Do You Care What Other People Think

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What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character (buy from Amazon)
by Richard P. Feynman

Type: Biography
Author:Ralph Leighton (Contributor), Richard Phillips Feynman
My rating: 4

Book introduction:
Another great book on Richard Feynman's life, his student life, research life, teaching life. We can all learn so much from him.

My review:
Richard Feynman was known to have the amazing ability to explain the most complicated subject using very simple ways that everyone can understand. A great person that inspires millions.

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) (buy from Amazon)
by Albert R. Hibbs
Type: Biography
Author:Edward Hutchings
My rating: 4
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Book introduction:
A book about the life of a great person, teacher, physicist Prof. Richard Feynman. This book isn't about his research, it is about how he spent his life so fully.

My review:
Very inspiring individual, Richard Feynman is a great role model.

Into Thin Air

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (buy from Amazon)
by Jon Krakauer

Type: Adventurous
Author:Jon Krakauer
My rating: 4

Book introduction:
Jon Krakauer's recount of the 1996 tragic events on the mount Everest

My review:
A very tense description of a tragic events. 1996 was a year when many people died on the mount Everest due to a series of miscalculation and selfishness of some. It raised the question of whether professional tour guide's judgement is comprised because of the financial incentive from the client. Mount Everest deserves the highest respect, it is one of the places on Earth where human is at the mercy of nature. It is one of the places where many adventurers would die for .

The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

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The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest (buy from Amazon)
by G. Weston Dewalt

Type: Adventurous
Author:Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston Dewalt
My rating: 3

Book introduction:
Yet another book that covers the tragic event that happened in 1996 at Mount Everest. Anatoli Boukreev's defence to the unfavourable account of his conducts by Jon Krakauer in "Into thin air".

My review:
Having read both books, I must say I found Jon Krakauer's book somewhat biased and was unfair to Anatoli.

The Essays of Warren Buffett : Lessons for corporate America

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The Essays of Warren Buffett : Lessons for Corporate America (buy from Amazon)
by Lawrence A. Cunningham

Type: Business
Author:Warren E. Buffett, Lawrence A. Cunningham
My rating: 3

Book introduction:
A collection of Warren Buffett's letter to shareholder which covers many aspect on good investment, corporate governence, M & A and beyond

My review:
A good condense reading on corporate management.

The Best Kept Secret of America

Type: Business
Author:William A. Stanmeyer, J.D.
My rating: 4

Book introduction:
This book talks about how and why pension system was created in the 1960s. How the aging population is dragging the social security system down. How the technology revolution and process automation have helped to permanently eliminate many many jobs. e.g. since the ATM machine was invented, half the bank tellers are gone. How Toyota by automating it's production line using advance technology can use a smaller space, shorter time and fewer people to make a car than General Motor. This has forced General Motor to do the same thus further cutting available jobs. Since the 1980s, corporations have been downsizing. We can no longer rely on the job security that was enjoyed by our parents' generation and the generations before them.

The book predicts unless radical measure is taken, the social security system will collapse and whatever measure is taken, the losers are always the current tax payers. It also predicts the trend of running home-based business will continue to raise, because people are sick and tired of the high cost of living in mega city or the lengthy time to commute. Owning your business, the author reckons will be the new revolution that will save our own financial future. We must rely on ourselves.

My review:
The figures and predictions presented in the book arevery compelling, even shocking if you have not done the maths yourself. This serves as a "wake-up" call to many. Have you ever wonder how much you need to save for retirement? Does the future look bright for you? I recommend anyone who cares about his/her future finance and the family finance should read this book and get into action.

Say it with charts

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Say It With Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication (buy from Amazon)
by Gene Zelazny

Type: Business
Author:Gene Zelazny
My rating: 3

Book introduction:
This is a tool book on how to use charts to spell out your message. A picture can take a thousand words. Pictures that make your presentation come to live.

My review:
This is one of the first set of books that I received at McKinsey & Co. Very handy.

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