This is a good, practical business 101 book. The thinking is spot on. The content is rich and accurate. The book feels like a book written by a very capable accountant. It teaches the fundamentals of understanding the numbers part of running a business.
I hate to deduct stars from a book that has only one flaw. The title is a little misleading. It might more aptly be called "Lost Money". But then no one would read it.
Before I get into what I don't like about the book, let me be clear about what I do like. Most small business people have very little understanding of the math behind their businesses. I have yet to meet a business owner who can properly calculate… Read more
There is certainly inspiration from Neil Gaiman in this humorous look at the human condition. I wanted to read the book because the figure of Castro has always interested me. Unlike Mao or Lenin, I think Castro actually started out, at the very, very beginning to free Cuba from the corrupt bonds of the US, organized crime and the crooked Batista government.
I must enter this territory gently because Castro corrupted pretty early in the process and was (I believe) responsible for the execution of Che Guevara. But, this book is not a history book. It's not even an historical novel. It is a parody of history, politics and religion. On that front, the author manages to pull it off… Read more
I love these sketch pads and burn through them in stacks. No, I'm no artist. I use these for thinking through just about everything---if I want to work up a new website idea, I'll just play on these large sheets by sketching ideas and mapping out thoughts---I like the heavy paper, the big size and the spiral binding. You can erase without tearing a hole in the paper.
Watch for them to come up on sale and stock up. Terrific thought tool.