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Book Review: Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen

Most of us know chef Gordon Ramsay from his TV appearances; giving hell to contestants on Hell’s Kitchen or roasting restaurateurs on Kitchen Nightmares. Watching either show is a stark example of schadenfreude – German for ‘enjoyment taken from the misfortune of someone else’ – it’s painful sometimes but you can’t tear yourself away. Ever […]

Book Review: Eat Pray Love

While on my recent 2-week journey across Japan, I had the chance to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. And because I underestimated how much time I’d have on the trains, I ended up reading it not just once, but twice. And yet, I enjoyed […]

Book Review: If Minds Had Toes

I’ve discovered another lifehack; when I leave my computer turned off, I’m more apt to do the simple things like read, exercise, sleep early, clean my room and talk to my family, compared to surfing endlessly (and sometimes mindlessly). One book I’ve just finished reading is the philosophical fiction book If Minds Had Toes, where […]

Book Review: Ready For Anything

David Allen, found of GTD, is the man Fast Company calls ‘the personal productivity guru’. Today we review the companion book to Getting Things Done; Ready for Anything : 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life, a collection of 52 of Allen’s essays on productivity. Do You Need to Have Read GTD? The obvious question […]