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BR 245: Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan

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Comments: I think this might work for folks who are working in an old-world industry with no exposure to technology driven workplaces. It didn’t work for me. I got through 80% of the book before I quit.. so, I might have missed something game changing in the last 20%…

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BR 123: The Millionaire Upgrade by Richard Parkes Cordock

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Comments: This book was a real disappointment. I hardly ever put in books in the someday category but exceptions had to be made. I decided to listen to it as I was eager to get through a short book on a flight. I did.. And I was disappointed by the insight.

Perhaps this is a consequence of having read many great books on  career and entrepreneurship (So Good They Can’t Ignore You comes to mind), I found the book’s advice rhetorical – “follow your passion”, etc.

Top 3 learnings:

I’m going to pass on this for this book.

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BR 58: The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Stephen Covey

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4 useful disciplines. The irony is that I don’t remember 3.

I do remember hearing the ‘Don’t Multi task’ discipline and feeling like hearing the book was worth it right and there for the reminder.

I wasn’t all that impressed with the book though – I remember not liking the audio experience. Maybe the paperback experience would be better.

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BR 27: Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham

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Comments: I didn’t find the book to be helpful – maybe because I had gotten most of the insight from other books. Not much on impact bu definitely good on the concept and theme.

What to expect: I don’t remember – And I guess that says a lot.

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BR 21: How to make big money in your small business – Jeffrey J Fox

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Comments: This was my final Jeffrey J Fox book. The issue I have with it is that it makes it look too easy, when it is not in reality..

What to expect:
Many good bite sized learnings and short stories. Not short on learnings, but a tad short on the real difficulty level..