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Old 25-12-2018, 04:48 PM   #1246
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The Magic of Thinking Big is a book published in 1959. The salaries in the book reflect the currency value of that time. But in the middle of the book, email is mentioned, apparently, the book is updated to our times without adjusting the salaries to today's inflation. I bought this book thinking it is a business management book, turns out that it is a motivational and life philosophy book. The advice in it is timeless but you should have come across them in other books if you are motivational book buff like me.

The author, David Joseph Schwartz, passed away in 1987. The book wiki is here.
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Old 25-12-2018, 05:50 PM   #1247
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So Good That They Can't Ignore You aims to expose the fallacies of passion hypothesis. "Do what you love" versus "Love what you do". Take note the late Steve Job said the latter, not former in his famous Stanford speech in 2005.

The book starts off interestingly about a guy went to become a Zen monk in some mountain. After 30 pages, my interest tapers off, rarely any fresh ideas in the later book.
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Old 27-12-2018, 11:50 PM   #1248
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Reading these:
Heather Morris - Tattooist of Auschwitz, The

Eiji Yoshikawa (Charles Terry (translator)) - Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era

Plan to read this:
N. K. Jemisin - Broken Earth 01 - The Fifth Season

Read these recently:
Robert Galbraith - Cormoran Strike 01 - The Cuckoo's Calling

Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Cemetery of Forgotten Books 01 - The Shadow of the Wind

Louise Penny - Armand Gamache 01 - Still Life

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Old 01-01-2019, 11:41 AM   #1249
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I found this book by local author a useful read.
Author: Lorna Tan
Title: Retire Smart

It talks about how to leverage on local policies such as CPF, SRS and such to accumulate surplus and save on taxes. Some policies while commonly known, lacks details in explaining context and how we can leverage on it beyond what's intended. Its all legal of course.

Worth a good read over the weekend and its better to borrow a e-copy from NLB instead of buying your own copy.
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Old 15-01-2019, 04:51 PM   #1250
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Crazy rich asians
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Old 18-01-2019, 12:23 AM   #1251
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Just read this. You won't regret reading it.
Best time to read this book. Don't wait till the series is over!
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Old 20-01-2019, 08:33 PM   #1252
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Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

After completing this book, I have a lot of respect for USA Navy SEALs.
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Old 22-01-2019, 08:25 PM   #1253
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Currently reading Atomic Habits by James Clear about the velocity and trajectory of atomic particles. Just kidding!

As the title implies, this is about how every small habit can add up to game-changing effect.

Really got to stop buying books for a while.
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Old 28-01-2019, 08:15 PM   #1254
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Finally finished What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Wait for year-end to buy books again.
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Old 30-01-2019, 06:21 PM   #1255
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Recently finished reading Heart of Darkness, had a hard time understanding what's going on, I think I need something a bit simpler, but haven't decided yet.
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Old 30-01-2019, 10:36 PM   #1256
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Wuthering Heights and American Psycho. Both are pretty interesting and cool.
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Old 31-01-2019, 05:02 PM   #1257
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Wuthering Heights and American Psycho. Both are pretty interesting and cool.
I've read American Psycho, it was pretty interesting, but I was getting tired of all the brand name references and how explicit it was. Way more detailed than the movie that's for sure
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Old 31-01-2019, 11:06 PM   #1258
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The Outlier by Malcomn Gladwell. An old book but I'm glad I read it in the end!
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