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Book Reviews

Book Review #75

Have you ever heard of the Butterfly Effect? If not, let me give you a glimpse of what it entails. In its most basic form, the butterfly effect asserts that small things can enforce vast non-linear impacts on a complex system. Even the simplest of systems can be impacted by few variables to result in […]

Book Review #74

If you haven’t read Ray Dalio’s book titled “Principles for navigating big debt crisis,” then you may not understand some perspective in relation to big debts. However, if you have gone through the book from scratch to finish, you will most likely better understand the big debt crisis, which is entirely different from what you […]

Book Review #73

The year 2020 will forever be remembered for one thing; the Coronavirus. Seemingly out of nowhere, the virus came and shattered society as we knew it, introducing a new era, The Social distancing era. Viruses are microscopic, so it’s a wonder in itself how something so small can cause so much havoc. This book breaks […]

Book Review #72

If you are familiar with Jared Diamond, you know what to expect in this book with a very catchy title. If you aren’t familiar, here is a quick introduction for you. Jared Diamond is an American geographer, historian, and anthropologist. He is the author of popular books in human evolution and human history. ‘Guns, Germs […]

Book Review #71

‘The Third Chimpanzee’ by Jared Diamond, that you can buy here, is a fascinating book about the evolution and the future of human beings or as ‘Human Animals.’ We have been fascinated by the concept of evolution and our ancestral ties with chimpanzees and gorillas. Movies like The Planet of Apes have tried to give […]

Book Review #70

This book, that you can buy here, shines a light on the importance of obstacles in our lives. People pray and hope that everything goes smoothly in their journey. In truth, no one would willingly want an obstacle to be in their way, would they? That’s interesting because it is known that obstacles bring out […]

Book Review #69

Interesting, unique and enticing—The Black Swan, that you can buy here, is an absolute treat for everyone! Taleb has a unique way of concocting words to deliver the most thought-provoking ideas. Only he can write a book on predictability, probability, statistics and make it so interesting that you won’t put it down. Taleb is a […]

Book Review #68

‘Growth must end’, says Vaclav Smil whose book entitled, ‘Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities‘, that you can buy here, is an evaluation of growth-and the message that growth must stop. Growth is the ultimate book on the growth of the world, humanity, and everything within by the interdisciplinary genius. The book is for every urbanist, every […]

Book Review #67

I first encountered Prof Rebecca Henderson when I took her Harvard Business School Online’s course entitled Sustainable Business Strategy. By the end of the cohort, she had become my favourite teacher of all time – and still remains at the time of writing this which is why I am convinced that everyone looking for hope, […]

Book Review #66

Billion Dollar Whale is the story of Jho Low – who as it says on the book cover, is the man who fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the world. This book, that you can buy here, narrates the incredible story of the man who pulled off the biggest money heist of the century. Jho Low allegedly […]

Book Review #65

Mystery, history, and an eensy-weensy bit of mediocrity. These are all words associated with anything Dan Brown. The New Hampshire Novelist, responsible for a series of world thrillers including; The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno amongst others, is at it again with yet another intriguing Robert Langdon piece – Origin, which you […]

Book Review #64

Fighting through the millions of books in circulation to become a Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller is not a walk in the park. However, it came as a no surprise when Presidents of War, achieved this fate. Its author, Michael Beschloss, is a well-established name in the United States presidency realm. In the book, […]

Book Review #63

This is a book review for, ‘What I Know for Sure‘ by Oprah Winfrey for which you can get your personal copy here You’ve got to love Oprah! In my eyes, Oprah does no wrong. In her book, What I Know for Sure, Oprah Winfrey shares some great wisdom that will surely leave you motivated […]

Book Review #62

When it comes to business books, we tend to wonder if a book that was written almost 40 years ago is still relevant. ‘In Search of Excellence’ by Tom Peters (that you can buy here) was published in 1982 and became one of the best-selling books of all time. Because of that, I decided to […]

Book Review #61

This review is for the book, ‘Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future‘ for which you can get your personal copy here. Being African myself, I jumped on the opportunity to read this biography of a fellow African who has made a life for himself in a foreign […]

BOOK REVIEW #57

Gender Equality is a topic many have talked about. And, when Melinda Gates writes about it, the whole world reads it with a wary eye. I will begin by saying that this book is not just for women or feminists. This book is for every man and woman. Additionally, it is for those who still […]

BOOK REVIEW #55

“It is extremely difficult to be a woman in the twenty-first century,” says Dr Munroe in this book. Looking at the cover and reading the title, it may look like just another book on women. However, if you are familiar with Dr Myles Munroe’s books, you will already have an idea on what to expect […]

BOOK REVIEW #54

The world is changing. The status of women in the new world is changing. This fast-changing world has left men in a state of utter confusion. ‘The male is in crisis.’ And, the problem is that they aren’t ready to admit it. You wouldn’t have read truer words than these. If you are a woman, […]

BOOK REVIEW #53

‘Open‘ is not your regular sports book— actually it is totally the opposite of that. It is a very uniquely written, anti-sports book of sorts. We have known Andre Agassi as the star athlete, the style icon and the rude crude hero on the tennis court. ‘Open’, that you can buy here, is an autobiography that […]

BOOK REVIEW #52

‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ – most of us have read it and most of us have read it many times. The book was published in 1992 and has sold more than 15 million copies. It was written by John Gray, an American author, and relationship counselor. I had read this book […]

BOOK REVIEW #51

Shoe Dog is an autobiography by Phil Knight, the man behind one of the most popular shoes, Nike. For decades we have seen Nike conquering the world of athletic gear but surprisingly, no one had heard much about Phil Knight. So, finally, when he decided to share his life journey, we should not miss the […]

BOOK REVIEW #50

We have read and heard hundreds of stories of fallen heroes, but I bet you mustn’t have read anything like Undisputed Truth. The book, that you can buy here, is Mike Tyson’s ruthless depiction of his own life. Unlike many, he makes no effort to defend himself or hide his dark side. Reading the book […]

BOOK REVIEW #49

Originally published in 1969, Business Adventures by John Brooks became a best-seller two decades later when Bill Gates called it, ‘old, hard to find, and the best business book ever.’ Business Adventures, that you can buy here, is a classic, unlike any business book that you may have read. It does not share any secrets […]

BOOK REVIEW #48

‘The Last Black Unicorn’ by Tiffany Haddish, that you can buy here, is one of the best books that you would read. First… great title and great cover. Then… it delivers what the book cover promises. If you have watched ‘Girls Trip’ you would know what to expect. ‘Girls Trip’ is a hilarious movie starring […]

BOOK REVIEW #47

Journaling is an important form of meditation for many. But in the Stoic philosophy, journaling is an essential exercise. The Roman Stoics- Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius were proponents of journaling. They considered it a necessary form of learning, practicing and training. In 2016, when Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman published The Daily Stoic: 366 […]

BOOK REVIEW #46

Mastery—the book that you can buy here, is for people looking to cultivate professional performance and achieve mastery in their lives. This is the book every coach recommends to people who wish to see excellence. Mastery—itself, is the unique way people can use their potential and achieve greatness and fulfilment. Mastery—is not an ideal state […]