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Start something that matters
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[Review] Start something that matters – Blake Mycoskie

Start something that matters reveals a story of a social enterprise – TOMS Shoes with a simple mission: When customers buy a pair of shoes, another pair will be given to children in need. The idea started in 2006 when the founder, Blake Mycoskie, traveled to Argentina. He came across a local charitable organization that was …

All the River Runs and The Thorn Birds
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[Review] Favorite Australian Saga Novels

I am always interested in novels in which women are the main characters. The two Australian saga books, The Thorn Birds and All the Rivers Run have successfully portrayed different characteristics of a woman: gentle, romantic, passionate, and yet strong and decisive at the same time.  1. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough “For the …

4 Must-Read Entrepreneurial Books
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[Review] 4 Must-Read Entrepreneurial Books

1. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose – Tony Hsieh WOW. This is the most candid and informal business book I have ever read. It is stupendous from Tony left his $41000-per-year job at Oracle to he started his first company, LinkExchange, from LinkExchange was acquired by Microsoft to Tony left it …

Review Blue Ocean Strategy
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[Review] Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

In the context of severe competition today, businesses are struggling to create strong brand positioning in the marketplace. Therefore, it is sometimes not effective for managers to spend a large amount of money on marketing, product differentiation, or technological advancement. From the beginning, this book brings up two different terms: “red oceans”, which is our …

Review Fear Trump in the White House
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[Review] Fear: Trump in the White House – Bob Woodward

“Number one,” Bannon went on, “we’re going to stop mass illegal immigration and start to limit legal immigration to get our sovereignty back. Number two, you are going to bring manufacturing jobs back to the country. And number three, we’re going to get out of these pointless foreign wars.” This book contains several foreign and …

Review Outliers: The Story of Success
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[Review] Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Who we are cannot be separated from where we’re from. This book is extremely comprehensible. After my disappointments with Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, finally, I found Gladwell’s best book. This book shows every factor that leads to success: when and …