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Review book weekly in One Minute Podcasts. Monthly podcasts that include longer reviews.
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Review book weekly in One Minute Podcasts. Monthly podcasts that include longer reviews.

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Episodes

October and November Book Review Recap

12/2/2018
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Hello, I am your host Aun Abdi and welcome to the monthly One Minute Book Review podcast, where I break down in more detail the books that I have read and reviewed in the previous month. I have done something different for this month's recap episode. I didn't have the opportunity to record for October, so I have decided to combine both October and November for a longer extended podcast. This month's podcast will include six books of varying categories of which I hope to inspire you to read...

Duration:00:18:17

Financial Intelligence by Karen Berman and Joe Knight

11/29/2018
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Today I will be reviewing 'Financial Intelligence' by Karen Berman and Joe Knight. Being financially literate is rare in our world. We are taught many things in school, but only accountants and finance experts know this information in the business world. This book aims to solve that problem. It focusses on explaining critical financial concepts such as the purpose of the profit and loss sheet, balance sheet and cash flow, as well as their relationship to one another. The topics are not too...

Duration:00:01:15

The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi

11/27/2018
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Today I will be reviewing 'The Courage to Be Disliked' by Ichiro Kishimi. The courage to take the burden of being disliked is difficult which is why many people refrain from it. This book explores through dialogue between a philosopher and student the trials of discovering your value. They discuss over many conversations the power of perception and interpretation of circumstances based mainly on the philosophy of Alfred Adler or Adlerian psychology. I will admit that this book is different,...

Duration:00:01:16

Start Now Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore

11/22/2018
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Today I will be reviewing 'Start Now, Get Perfect Later' by Robert Moore. Why do we delay what is best for us or that we know we need to do? Procrastination and perfectionism are usually two barriers that many people have to overcome and this book gives steps on how we can all overcome these. Moore explains through the 4 D's, Delegate, Delete, Delay and Do, that tasks can and should be organised to fit into these categories. Creating leverage lists rather than to do lists also puts pressure...

Duration:00:01:16

Small Giants By Bo Burlingham

11/20/2018
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Companies that focus on being great instead of being big appreciate the gift of running a business. Burlingham writes about fourteen companies that created businesses that thrived in their communities. The choice to remain great is a conscious choice, as Burlingham explains in this book. To retain control of an idea and mission in business is to do what is right by your customers, suppliers and most importantly your employees. I was fascinated by the lengths at which companies described in...

Duration:00:01:02

September Book Review Recap

10/13/2018
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Hello, I am your host Aun Abdi and welcome to the monthly One Minute Book Review podcast, where I break down in more detail the books that I have read and reviewed in the previous month. In this months episode, the month of September I reviewed, A Little History of Economics’ by Niall Kishtainy (4*) and 'Mastery' by Robert Greene (5*) If you would like to hear reviews of each, please listen to the separate One Minute Book Reviews as I will be expanding on my initial comments made in the One...

Duration:00:14:48

Letters From A Stoic by Seneca

10/13/2018
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Stoic philosophy is one in which logic and reason are greater than emotion. The letters of Seneca to his student Lucillius speak of the reasons why this is the case. The topics of the letters range from friendship, wealth, the world and eventually to death. The topics discussed are broad and filled with complexity to show the reader the depth of reasoning that the stoic philosophy has. I will admit that this is one of most mentally exhaustive books I have read. It requires the full attention...

Duration:00:01:16

How To Write Your Book Without A Fuss by Lucy McCarraher and Joe Gregory

10/9/2018
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Writing a book can be daunting whether it is your first or your tenth. The steps are unclear without proper guidance from professionals. This is where this book fills that role. It gives prospective writers the knowledge necessary to plan, prepare, write and publish their book. Using the A.U.T.H.O.R and W.R.I.T.E.R model, prospective authors have the framework to write a book that delivers the maximum amount of value to the reader. As someone who predominantly reads, it is nice to find out...

Duration:00:01:16

Mastery By Robert Greene

10/3/2018
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Becoming the best is difficult, and rightly so, but how can you do so? This is the questions this book seeks to answer. In this book, Greene expresses the areas that ‘true’ masters focus on to become the best. A rigorous development in the apprenticeship phase, followed by years of intensive output, capped off with concentrated dedication is the formula laid out in this book. As easy as it may sound the historical references to Einstein, Mozart and De Vinci show the process is far from easy....

Duration:00:01:15

A Little History Of Economics by Niall Kishtainy

9/25/2018
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Understanding the origins of economics can be a critical tool in laying the foundations for international business, trade and socio-economic development. Kishtainy in this book aims to give an insight into the fundamental milestones that formed what we now term economics. The impact of economists such as Smith and Keynes is explained in this book, alongside many others. What I learnt from this book is that the economics that we know today didn't come into existence with ease. The trials and...

Duration:00:01:16

August Book Review Recap

9/12/2018
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In this months episode, the month of August, I will be discussing. '12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos' by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (5*), 'Entrepreneur Revolution' by Daniel Priestley (3*) and 'Perennial Seller' by Ryan Holiday (4*).

Duration:00:14:08

Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

9/7/2018
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This book seeks to shed some light on the elements that go into creating works that last the test of time. From the inception of the idea to its completion and marketing, this book covers all angles if you want to put yourself into a position to create a perennial seller. As a person you loves to create, I found this book valuable as a way manual to create long-lasting products. The appealing factor was as much as you believe that luck plays a factor, as it should, to create a perennial...

Duration:00:01:15

12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos by Jordan.B.Peterson

8/23/2018
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Dr Peterson presents 12 principles that we should all be aware of in this book. The rules vary widely. However, the complexity and depth of his arguments remain constant throughout the book. From developing on the thoughts of famous psychologists such as Freud and Jung, to explaining the moral virtues within a myriad of different religions. This book prepares the reader for the challenges that will inevitably come during this life. The impact of this book comes from its directness towards...

Duration:00:01:13

Behind The Book #1 - Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

8/11/2018
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An in depth discussion of Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Duration:01:44:29

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

8/9/2018
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This book is a brief history into our development as humans from the plains of Africa to our current place in the animal kingdom. It analyses what steps we took to get there as a species and the challenges we faced along the way. The book highlights the impact that the Agricultural revolution and the Industrial revolution had on technology, business and population growth. It gives the reader an indication of our past whilst also briefly telling what the future may hold for us. I enjoyed...

Duration:00:01:12

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

8/4/2018
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This book is a revolutionary insight into how we see our own working lives. Ferriss explains that in order to live the life of what he terms the ‘New Rich’ we need to create a structure around us that allows us to be absent from our work yet reap the financial benefits. Ferriss suggests that we make the best use of automated services such as outsourcing personal assistants to reduce costs when initially establishing a business. Focus on increasing productivity during the work day by...

Duration:00:01:16

July Book Review Recap

8/1/2018
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In this months episode, the month of July, I will be discussing 'The Obstacle Is The Way' by Ryan Holiday (5*), 'The Ask GaryVee Book' by Gary Vaynerchuk (4*), 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck' by Mark Manson (5*), 'Blockchain Revolution' by Don and Alex Tapscott (4*) and 'Tribe of Mentors' by Tim Ferriss (5*).

Duration:00:19:27

Tribe Of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

7/31/2018
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Learning from the world's best is a smart thing to do but finding condensed resources to acquire this information is hard. Ferriss, like in his previous bestseller 'Tools of Titans', details interviews with extraordinary people to find out what makes them so. Unlike his previous book, Tribe of Mentors focusses mainly on five questions that the interviewees answer. The specificity allows the guest to go into a bit more depth than a standard interview, giving the reader more value. The result...

Duration:00:01:17

Blockchain Revolution by Don and Alex Tapscott

7/31/2018
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Understanding how Blockchain can revolutionise the world we live in is a topical argument at the moment. This book addresses the origin story as well as its potential strengths and weaknesses. A new phenomenon, Blockchain caused a storm from the successes of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, by peeling back the curtain, you can see that this is only the tip of the iceberg. This book aims to assess all the potential uses for Blockchain technology as the platforms develop...

Duration:00:01:18

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

7/29/2018
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The world we live in demands much from us, leading many to care too much about the things that surround them. How do we care less? Simple, Don't! Manson describes principles that we can all use to create a life on our terms, not beholden to others' influence or demands. The philosophical nature of his arguments is similar to reading academic literature on philosophy but told amusingly and provocatively. Do not be put off by the title. The arguments and thoughts of the author are profound,...

Duration:00:01:15