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Book Reviews

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 […]

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 #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 #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 […]

BOOK REVIEW #44

The Sales Bible by Jeffrey Gitomer, that you can buy here, is a book that every salesperson should read.  The book shares practical and gritty tips, tactics and techniques. And, once you master them, and apply them with calm and confidence, you will see the results very soon. Jeffrey Gitomer is a veteran salesperson and […]

BOOK REVIEW #43

For every start-up entrepreneur or business investor, comprehending Venture Capital (VC) or funding for their innovative ideas is a big challenge. Venture capital firms fund start-ups, budding talent and prospective profits in the future. But is it really easy to get VC? You are here, so this means you already know the answer to that. […]

BOOK REVIEW #42

Whoever you are, wherever you go, and whatever you do — ego is your worst enemy. After reading the book, there is one thing that I strongly felt, Ego is the Enemy is the most needed books of these times. Everyone has an ego, and if someone doesn’t believe that, they are the ones who […]

BOOK REVIEW #41

Grace, dignity, depth of character, the strength of spirit, and empathy — the Michelle Obama you have met on the media is very different from the real Michelle Obama in ‘Becoming.’ of which copy you can buy here Before she became the First Lady of the United States or a mother or a lawyer, she […]