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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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@aun_abdi

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English

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Episodes

May Book Review Recap

6/2/2018
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In this months episode, the month of May, I will be discussing 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Steven R. Covey (5*), 'A Higher Loyalty' by James Comey (4*) and 'Extreme Ownership' by Jacko Willink and Leif Babin (4*).

Duration:00:10:15

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

5/18/2018
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This book explains how to take extreme ownership to become a better leader. The stories in the book detail how both authors experienced high-pressure situations during the war in Iraq, but only by taking ownership of everything around them could they lead with conviction to ultimately win. Leadership is usually synonymous with many adjectives, but I do not recall a book that emphasises ownership as much as this one. The concept that connected with me was the 'dichotomies of leadership'....

Duration:00:01:16

Episode #3 - What is 'Logotherapy'?

5/15/2018
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Welcome to Episode #3 of 'Knowledge Bites', where I discuss some of the concepts, theories and models I come across when reading books for my One Minute Book Review channel. In this episode, I will be giving a brief introduction to 'Logotherapy' and its place in psychoanalysis and individual psychology. I have made a concerted effort to keep this episode simple as it can be over-complicated easily. I came across this concept when reading 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Stephen...

Duration:00:05:35

A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

5/14/2018
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'A Higher Loyalty' describes what it means to be an ethical, truthful and effective leader through the eyes of former FBI director James Comey. Recalling his journey through the ranks of government, Comey gives an honest account of the characteristics of both effective and ineffective leaders. The latter part of the book delves into Comey's decision making during the controversial events before and after the 2016 Presidential Election. Seeing the events that unfolded which led to Comey's...

Duration:00:01:21

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey

5/12/2018
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Today I will be reviewing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. One of the most influential business books of the twentieth century, Covey delves into the seven habits that separate effective people from the rest. The seven habits range from proactiveness to thinking-win-win and creating synergy, flowing from one to the other. However, the overarching theme throughout the book is the 'Inside Out' approach, which explains how obvious perceived problems can usually be...

Duration:00:01:16

Episode #2 - What is 'The Fogg Behaviour Method'?

5/10/2018
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Welcome to Episode #2 of 'Knowledge Bites', where I discuss some of the concepts, theories and models I come across when reading books for my One Minute Book Review channel. In this episode, I will give a brief introduction of 'The Fogg Behaviour Method' and how we can all apply it positively to our lives, which is the aim of 'Knowledge Bites'. I will try and keep this episode as concise as I can, I have read a lot surrounding this topic and will try my best to simplify it as best I can.

Duration:00:07:23

April Book Review Recap

5/8/2018
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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, I will be discussing Deep Work by Cal Newport. This month was a hectic month outside my One Minute Book Review channel. Work and family pressures meant that only one book was reviewed last month. Many more books were read I am hoping I have the time this month in May to catch up on...

Duration:00:05:22

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Read 'Crushing It' by Gary Vaynerchuk

4/20/2018
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In today’s episode of ‘5 Reason Friday’, I will be discussing why you SHOULD read 'Crushing It' by Gary Vaynerchuck. Gary Vaynerchuk or Gary 'Vee' as he is better known, is an entrepreneur, who has built his brand around motivating an entire generation. After releasing his first book 'Crush It' in 2009, Gary has been able to transform the lives of many wannabe entrepreneurs into the success stories they are today. 'Crush It' was the book that preceded 'Crushing It', the book that I will be...

Duration:00:11:01

Episode 1: What Is 'Cognitive Dissonance Theory'?

4/17/2018
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A New Series called 'Knowledge Bites' where I talk about some of the models, concepts and theories that have captured my attention whilst reading that I have reviewed. In this week's episode I will be giving an introduction into 'Cognitive Dissonance Theory'.

Duration:00:10:09

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Read 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell | 5 Reason Friday

4/13/2018
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This week's episode of 5 Reason Friday is 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell

Duration:00:09:11

Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World by Cal Newport

4/11/2018
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Today I will be reviewing Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. DEEP work is the ability to spend four or more, disconnected, undistracted & entirely focused hours a day practising new skills or generating high-level output while leveraging an expertise. In this book, Cal Newport describes how to become a practitioner of deep work and the impact it can have on your personal and professional life. This book is practical which is one of the reasons why I...

Duration:00:01:00

5 Reasons Why You SHOULDN'T Read The Whistler by John Grisham | 5 Reason Friday

4/6/2018
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This week's episode of 5 Reason Friday is 'The Whistler' by John Grisham

Duration:00:08:48

March Book Review Recap

4/4/2018
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March's book review recap includes: Zero To One by Peter Thiel Shoe Dog by Phil Knight A Birmingham Story by Ryan Sinclair The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch Hooked by Nir Eyal

Duration:00:21:30

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Read 'Vagabonding' by Rolf Potts | 5 Reason Friday

3/30/2018
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This week's episode of Five Reason Friday is 'Vagabonding' by Rolf Potts.

Duration:00:11:22

Hooked by Nir Eyal

3/27/2018
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Hooked is an in-depth analysis of how to build habit-forming products that allow for customer retention. Following the 'Hook Model' consisting of a trigger, action, reward and investment, product forming companies have a model to develop and market in our current system. The book centres on the 'Hook Model' explaining in detail how it can apply in the real world and how it has helped companies such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to amass such a large following. It goes onto explain...

Duration:00:01:04

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Read 'The Four Hour Work Week' by Tim Ferriss | 5 Reason Friday

3/23/2018
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In this weeks 5 Reason Friday, I will be describing the five reasons why you SHOULD read 'The Four Hour Work Week' by Tim Ferriss.

Duration:00:09:11

The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

3/20/2018
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The 80/20 principle centres on Alfredo Pareto's theory that 80% of wealth is in the hands of 20% of people. Koch explains that this percentage applies to multiple industries, markets and interests. The book gives detailed advice about the ways we can implement the 80/20 principle to achieve more by doing less. For instance, when analyzing individual happiness, it is common to find that 80% of happiness derives from only 20% of one's activities. Koch encourages readers to see that 20%...

Duration:00:01:07

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Read Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman | 5 Reason Friday

3/16/2018
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In this weeks episode I will be discussing the 5 reasons why you should should Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman.

Duration:00:10:35

A Birmingham Story by Ryan Sinclair

3/15/2018
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A Birmingham Story is a short narrative about some of the emotions that we face as humans at specific points in our lives. The feelings explored include trust, jealousy, anger and depression. It follows three characters, with differing circumstances, yet they have more in common than they initially thought. An argument eventually ceases their disagreement to shed light on how differing perspectives on the same situation causes misunderstandings more often than not. I have not read anything...

Duration:00:01:15

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

3/12/2018
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Today I will be reviewing Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. An autobiography of the man behind the establishment and growth of Nike, 'Shoe Dog' gives a first-hand look at its trials and tribulations from day one. I was impressed by the detail provided by the author. As such a large brand Nike seems so significant that one person cannot tell a story to define it. However, it is what Knight does exceptionally well in the book. At times it felt like reading fiction. The characterisation of the people...

Duration:00:01:17