Month: January 2012

Book Review – Enchantment

by Guy Kawasaki (Portfolio Penguin)  ISBN: 978-0-241-95364-8 This is Kawasaki’s tenth book. Enchantment is about the intangibles in business as opposed to the tried, tested, formulas about making money. Kawasaki realises that the consumer in a technological world knows more and compares more. Business is…

You can cancel your cell phone contract

How do you cancel your contract? Perhaps you don’t need your contract anymore? Perhaps you simply can’t afford it? The good news is that you can cancel the contract. 1. Did you know The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) allows you to cancel your cell phone contract? 2. Did you…

Book Review – Writing The Deep South

Writing The Deep South by Ariel Dorfman (Picador) ISBN: 9781770101517 Writing The Deep South is a collection of reflections on South Africa, how not to forget, how to reconcile. In 2010, the Chilean-American Dorfman presented The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. This speech forms the first…

Book Review – The Madiba Mindset

Your Own Freedom Charter by Tyrrel Fairhead (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-4324-0248-9 Start by sitting quietly...become aware of your breathing...calm down...think about people who have influenced your life...consider the Madiba Mindset.  Can you remember certain occasions where you have felt successful after applying a certain principle? This is…

Book Review – 11.23.63

by Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN: 978-1-444-72730-2 Stephen King is the master storyteller of horrors. His stories are so frightening that I have not read anything by this famous author for a long time. 11.22.63 is a horror story but not of the supernatural…

Book Review – Death Comes To Pemberley

by PD James (Faber & Faber) ISBN: 9780571283583 PD James has done a remarkable job of reconstructing Jane Austen’s greatest literary triumph. It was easy, at first, to be lulled back into the world of Elizabeth and Darcy. Everything was so familiar. Six years have…

Book Review – The Burning Soul

by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN 978-340-99354-5 After Haight and Lonny have done their time, Haight moves far away to Pastor's Bay in Maine where he hoped no-one would ever find out his secret past. Haight remembers how he had wanted to let her…
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