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








The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

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% across...


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

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.


A Birmingham Story by Ryan Sinclair

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...


Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

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...


5 Reason Friday - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil De Grasse Tyson

In today's episode of "5 Reason Friday", I will be discussing why you SHOULD read 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry', by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Reason 1: Introductory Reason 2: Informative Reason 3: Thought-provoking Reason 4: Historical Reason 5: Progressive


Zero To One by Peter Thiel

Today I will be reviewing Zero To One by Peter Thiel. Zero To One describes how to build efficient start-ups from scratch to build a better future. The future as depicted by Thiel is one which we are in control. The book looks in depth at how to properly plan and execute a start-up that can be as impactful as it is successful. Thiel explains the importance of preparing for the market while making sure the foundations of the start-up are solid before securing constant funding. Knowing...


February Book Review Recap - One Minute Book Review

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 Supermind: How To Boost Performance and Live A Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation by Norman E. Rosenthal, The TB12 Method by Tom Brady, 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B.Peterson, Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuck, The...


Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Today I will be reviewing Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari. A follow up to Yuval's previous bestseller 'Sapiens', Homo Deus seeks to theorise how humans will evolve in the 21st century surrounded by new technologies. The book describes how humans who had once conquered and were in control of the world, are reaching a point in our evolution where machines and more specifically algorithms run our lives. The agricultural and industrial revolution has now become the humanist revolution where...


The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian follows the main character Mark Watney, as a space accident leaves him stranded on Mars, while his crew members escape. The book details his impending doom as Mark tries to find the best method for his survival, with the story, following his trials and tribulations along the way. What I liked about this book was the author's use of Mark's first-person perspective. Chapters in the book were broken down into log's which followed Mark's journey and survival efforts during his time...


Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuck

This book is a follow up to Gary's bestseller 'Crush It' released in 2009, which defined how everyone can cash in on their passion. 'Crushing It' is an update to that book including testimonials from people who had successfully implemented principles in 'Crush It', to build successful businesses. Gary includes what he believes to be the eight essentials in developing a company that can influence. Examples of the eight include intent, attention and the most important... content. Like 'Crush...


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

Today I will be reviewing the 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson. The 12 Rules For Life explores 12 pillars that we should all live by to constitute a meaningful existence. The rules are poignant, requiring the reader to consider the rules' impact on the individual as well as society as a whole. This book was one of the most thought-provoking and in-depth psychological and philosophical reads I have ever read. It includes many references to the Bible, explaining in...


The TB12 Method by Tom Brady

Today I will be reviewing the TB12 Method by Tom Brady. Brady arguably one of the best athletes in the world, describes in this book how he obtains peak performance on and off the field. The book centres on pliability, which is the daily lengthening and softening of the muscles as a way of injury prevention and longevity for not only athletes but everyone. Brady's method also describes how maintaining balance is crucial while making sure nutrition and hydration are maintained to reduce...


Super Mind : Transcendental Meditation by Norman E. Rosenthal

Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation. Rosenthal explains how we can improve our state of mind by practising TM placing us into a super-mind state of consciousness. This book confused me. I was expecting a 'how to' into how I can perform TM and implement it into my life. Rosenthal during the book explains all the life-changing aspects that TM has but without actually revealing how the reader can achieve it. The author...


January Book Review Recap - One Minute Book Review

Monthly recap of books reviewed on One Minute Book Review Channel OMBR


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Duhigg explores why we do what we do and how to change certain habits that we have. The book explains how our brains form habit usually driven by a Cue, Routine and Reward mechanism known as a 'habit loop'. Scientific discoveries studying both animals and humans have described the brains flexibility when adapting to new habits. By understanding the causes of habit formation, we are better able to change them to positively affect our lives. Duhigg does a wonderful job writing this book. He...


24 Assets by Daniel Priestley

In this book Priestley explains how we can create a digital, scalable, valuable and fun business that will thrive in a fast-changing world. The book is specific for businesses, either new or established, wanting to develop their influence through developing 24 specific assets that contribute to the overall impact of a successful business. The 24 assets are sub-divided into both physical and softer assets such as software assets and brand assets, clearly pointing out what is important for...


The Whistler by John Grisham

Today I will be reviewing The Whistler by John Grisham. Grisham well-renowned for his long line of books in the thriller genre continues this theme with The Whistler. The book follows an investigator Lacy as she tries to uncover widespread corruption in the judicial system. What she finds is a never-ending trail of corruption, deceit, murder and money laundering. As she investigates further she finds the level of corruption to be greater than first anticipated, causing the relationships...


Principles by Ray Dalio

Dalio known for his investing and entrepreneurial successes with Bridgewater Associates, analyses in this book what ‘Principles’ he has used to attribute to his success. These are the broken down into Life and Work principles where Dalio is able to explain in depth how we as the reader can benefit from his famous approach of meritocracy. Dalio describes how we can create our own principles from failures in our lives, so that, should we come across them again we know how to deal with them....


Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House by Michael Wolff

The most talked about book in politics today, Wolff gives frank details surrounding the inner workings of Trump’s presidency. From the campaign trail to tracking his first nine months, Wolff details how the relationships around Trump as well as his own personality has shaped his presidency to date. Filled with accusations and accounts of conversations, the book attempts to shed light on a presidency that has grabbed the worlds attention. The book was enlightening and shocking at times. What...


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

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...


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