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Book Reviews

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 […]

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 #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 #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 #39

Honest, personal and funny — ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’ is a great read. The book is a collection of essays based on the life of Gabrielle Union and you can get your personal copy here. Gabrielle Union is an amazing Hollywood actress. And, after reading the book, I think of her as ‘Nikki’—an amazing […]

BOOK REVIEW #38

At one time or another, you have found yourself booking for service days or even weeks in advance. Or else, you are likely to have bought a ticket to event days or weeks in advance. What drives such businesses? How can you make customers chase you? How do you influence customers to book your service […]

BOOK REVIEW #37

What is the role of Biology in human evolution? Why was humankind able to dominate the world? Where is the modern technology driving us? These are some of the main questions that are addressed in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind that you can buy here. Yuval Noah Harari published the book in 2011 in Hebrew. […]

BOOK REVIEW #36

Born a Crime is a #1 New York Times Bestseller written by Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, a program that has won more than 20 prime-time Emmy Awards. The book has received critical acclaim from readers, experts and reputable institutions. It is currently being adapted into a film by Paramount Players starring […]

BOOK REVIEW #35

Gordon Brown, who was a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, had the idea that the financial crisis of 2007 to 2010 can be reversed. Gordon was the chancellor of Exchequer for about ten years. Also, having read widely about economics, finance, and globalization, he was able to come up with a plan.  Gordon […]

BOOK REVIEW #34

In the world of literature, there are a substantial number of books that try to teach people how to be successful. Some of these books look at how other successful people were able to achieve success, while some just tell a story of how the author was able to attain success. However, “Outliers: The Story […]

BOOK REVIEW #31

There are numerous genres of books and literature that are written to fill a specific need. Built to Last is a management book written by Jim C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras in 1994 and you can buy your personal copy here. Built to Last is a comparative book showing why 18 select companies were […]

BOOK REVIEW #30

Self-help books help to inspire change in habits to help lead a better life; they all are focused on making individual live the best life that they could possibly live. Different authors take different approaches as to how to influence change in your life and how to help inspire you to inculcate the habits you […]

BOOK REVIEW #29

Textbooks serve as a guideline to a particular topic or field. They tell you the necessary things you need to succeed in that field. Also, they are written in chapters detailing the essential things to know in different parts of the subject. Charles Bladen, James Kennell, Emma Abson, Nick Wilde all co-wrote a textbook titled […]

BOOK REVIEW #28

A lot of books impact the lives of their readers. Motivational books are no different; they are written to drive their readers to achieve their fullest potential. Motivational books help you discover your talents and let go of your fears. They also help you find out your sense of purpose in life. Even Eagles Need […]

BOOK REVIEW #27

Self-help books are written to instruct readers on how to solve personal problems. Authors write them to serve as a source of healing and inspiration to their readers. Self–help books serve as a guide to help people live better versions of their lives or teach them the skills and strategies to achieve their goals. Over […]

BOOK REVIEW #26

Autobiographies are mostly written to get one’s story told or to share their triumphs and defeats in a bid to help inspire others. Additionally, autobiographies serve as a cautionary tale for people. Some authors write their autobiographies for readers to learn from their lives. Some authors, however, write their autobiographies to leave a detailed account […]

BOOK REVIEW #25

Some of the more popular books are self-help and motivational books. This is because everyone wants hacks on how to live a better version of their lives and be happy. These books allow us to model our lives as regards particular habits and ways of doing things that have worked for people and ‘How Successful […]

BOOK REVIEW #24

Playing chess, they say, teaches you strategy, and that is all fun and good. However, having a book, on the other hand, that teaches you when to fight and when not to, how to avoid something when it is at its strongest and attack it when it is at its weakest, and deceiving your enemy […]

BOOK REVIEW #23

Books can be a source of vast knowledge. Different books teach different things that humans can learn a great deal from. From self-help books to motivational books to historical novels and so on, they all contain a great deal of knowledge just waiting to be tapped. Who moved my cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson that you […]

BOOK REVIEW #22

There are books about marriage everywhere. Those books mostly talk about the dos and don’ts in a marriage. They also talk about what you should be expecting from your marriage and the likes. Most books counsel married couples after they have gotten married, which can sometimes be effective but not all the time. It is […]

BOOK REVIEW #21

Several historical books help us to understand the past and, most likely, how it affects the present. However, there are only a handful of books that can also spread moonlight as an investment or financial advice book. The year 1982 to 2004 was a period of one of the biggest bull rallies of America’s stock […]

BOOK REVIEW #20

There are several books out there that tell the stories of different famous people. Some are filled with details most people don’t know about their lives and often disprove the misconceptions people have about the individual that is being written about. The book Einstein: his life and universe takes the cake when it comes to […]

BOOK REVIEW #19

Steve Jobs is a biography written by Walter Isaacson that explores the life, achievements, and the encounter of the Apple co-founder. The writer gathered important information from interviews with Steve Jobs to put the book together and you can buy your personal copy here What Is In This Book? Walter takes a closer look in […]

BOOK REVIEW #18

Our parents are known to possess wisdom that has been as a result of numerous experiences they have had. As their children, we have exclusive access to that wisdom; all we need to do is just to ask the right questions. 300 questions to ask your parents before it’s too late by Shannon Alder that […]

BOOK REVIEW #17

There are a lot of inspiring books in the world, but if one were to choose one that would help them make significant changes in their life, it would most like be ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari,’ which was written by Robin Sharma, that you can buy here. It is one of the easiest […]

BOOK REVIEW #16

There are many fantastic books out there, and it is impossible to read them all. However, the 7 habits of highly effective people written by Stephen Covey is a notable mention for books worth reading and you can buy it here As at the release of this excellent book, it sparked a great rage amongst […]

BOOK REVIEW #15

A good friend of mine referred this book to me so many times. Of course, I did put it away a number of times because of a tight schedule but now, I wish I had read it sooner. I’m a believer in the law of attraction and so, I really think that this book really […]

BOOK REVIEW #14

I will admit, the title of this book really caught me off-guard and that stirred interest in me. I just could not wait to read about all the leadership secrets of Jesus. In my mind, I was thinking, ‘Seriously, who would know about Jesus’s secrets?’ As I started reading the book, I began to have […]