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Anti-Procrastination for Writers: The Writer's Guide to Stop Procrastinating, Start Writing and Create a Daily Writing Ritual
Anti-Procrastination for Writers: The Writer's Guide to Stop Procrastinating, Start Writing and Create a Daily Writing Ritual
Price: $2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great tips, March 5, 2015
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Gem of a book--no fluff and great tips! Ironically, reading such a book instead of doing work is also procrastination. Time will tell if the tips really worked for me.


The Viral Startup: A Guide to Designing Viral Loops
The Viral Startup: A Guide to Designing Viral Loops
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading it once is not enough, January 15, 2015
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This is the second excellent business book I read this year. Entrepreneurs are bombarded with marketing messages of all kinds these days. If you have been in business, your intuition often denies a new idea or trend based on your experience. But you can't pinpoint what is bothering you. For example, I somehow didn't like the concept of a simple MVP as it is stated most commonly. But I couldn't place my finger on exactly what was bothering me. After reading this book, I got a clear picture and better alternatives to MVP which are in the same category but look more logical and acceptable. The author discusses numerous great ideas and alternatives for software product development from the point of view of marketing and then leaves you to decide what path you want to follow with links to useful blog articles. One needs to read this book several times to digest the wealth of information that it presents. The only thing that I didn't like was an extensive discussion of A/B testing and analytics, which is dry as compared to other ideas discussed in the book.


A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $7.99

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Looked promising but found fluff at the beginning itself, January 11, 2015
The description of the book looked promising but found nothing concrete in the first few chapters. The same concepts of conscious and subconscious is harped upon in the guise of new terminology and vague explanations that are common knowledge now. Gave up after reading a few chapters.


70 SECRETS REVEALED: How To Write Content That Converts 600% More (Conversion Rate Optimization & Marketing Books)
70 SECRETS REVEALED: How To Write Content That Converts 600% More (Conversion Rate Optimization & Marketing Books)
Price: $0.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, January 8, 2015
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This seems to be the first in the author's book series so I bought it. But found nothing new in it. If you have done any kind of Internet marketing before, better skip this and buy the author's next book "Engagement Interaction." That is the one which delighted me!


Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
Price: $5.99

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant idea but just the title and description is enough, the book is not needed!, December 13, 2014
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Already read the title and introduction? Seems brilliant, isn't it? But that's it. There is nothing more in the book. Buy it only to reward the author of the idea but you won't get anything more from the book. Pages and pages have been filled unnecessarily. The idea is brilliant but doesn't need that much bulk to explain it. I would have appreciated it more, had it been an article-size book that saved my time. Somehow many new authors think that to charge money, they have to fill the pages to make the book a certain size in number of words. This book is like that. At least now I know how not to write a book about a new idea.


Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future
Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly worth reading, October 4, 2014
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The book has a great 5-star beginning but that quality doesn't sustain and it sometimes degenerates into ramblings. Of course, since it's written by someone who is not primarily an author, this is quite understandable. Some ideas are very thought provoking and some controversial but readable anyway. The negative reference to "Outliers" is unjustified. It seems the author has simply read the back cover of Malcolm Gladwell's book to form a prejudiced opinion. Had he read the book, he would be referring positively to the main 10,000 hours principle, In fact, the author's own story perfectly relates to the main theme of "Outliers."

This book is a definite "seed." It provides so many though provoking ideas but in the end, what you get is kind of vague. Much more work is needed to think about how to apply these ideas.


Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers
Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers
Price: $3.99

18 of 43 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars In doubt, September 5, 2014
This is not a review but a doubt. I came here from Hacker's News but find all the reviews marked "5-Star." Highly unusual since the book seems to have been launched very recently. Is this an example of a traction in their term? I will wait for some more time and keep a watch instead of rushing to buy this.
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Evil Under the Sun (Poirot) (Hercule Poirot Series)
Evil Under the Sun (Poirot) (Hercule Poirot Series)

5.0 out of 5 stars Ingenious plot! Let it be your first Agatha Christie book., July 31, 2013
If you haven't read any of the Hercule Poirot books by Agatha Christie, this is the one I recommend to start with. If you have already read other Poirot books, don't miss this one.


Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old
by Deepak Chopra
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.11
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5.0 out of 5 stars As interesting as a science fiction book, July 2, 2013
Don't be mistaken into assuming that this is a boring book on philosophy, full of repetitive advice. Instead, you will be left wondering about the grand design of our body and how wonderfully our cells work and take part in the scheme of life. It reads like a science fiction book. Very interesting.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars There is no shortcut to success, July 2, 2013
You can not fake an impressive character, success, confidence and traits like those by following the advice of get-there-quick books that tell you it's very easy if you just follow a formula behavior: think and it will happen, feel confident, think positive, and so on.

A real success in professional and personal life requires a life time of following certain principles. If you have lived your life by certain principles, they will show up in your character or work without any effort on your part. You can not fake them in a short time.

And you will find that you may have been following many of the principles outlined in this book already. But you have not given much thought to how they affect your personality and life. No doubt, you will find the solid logic and anecdotes that confirm them. You will also get to know some other principles that you may have known about but ignored. This book revisits those principles and assures you that what you have been doing has not gone waste. You don't need any formulas but commitment to those principles to give you strength of character and a success in life.

This would top the list of my self-improvement books.


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