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Wolf of Wall Street

1 November 2008

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I just finished reading the “The Wolf of Wall Street” by Jordan Belfort. It’s a good read and a book which is hard to put down. It is the story of Jordan Belfort’s rise in the stock market world and dramatic fall as he battles an addiction to drugs. You won’t learn much about Wall […]

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The World is Flat

23 July 2007

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For the past month or so I haven’t read a single book. Traveling through Vietnam and Laos the pickings have been pretty slim, especially in the way on non-fiction. I am in Bangkok now and I picked up a copy of “The World is Flat” after hearing it had some similar themes to the Four […]

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The four hour work week

15 May 2007

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I have read some good reviews of this book and not surprisingly it has been getting a great deal of attention in the internet marketing and blogging world. I am currently in Vietnam so I am not sure how I can get my hands on a copy of this book. Many of the topics the […]

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Life of Pi

29 March 2007

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I just started reading ‘Life of Pi’. I really like this quote from it: I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he’s not careful. I couldn’t agree more!

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Asian Expats

11 December 2006

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Have you ever felt you were the only person who felt a particular way? I couldn’t help reading this and feeling it relates to me fairly well: Nearly all are long-timers and most have become disaffiliated from their home countries, many to the point of feeling like an alien when they return for a visit. […]

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The Google Story

25 November 2006

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After not being able to find anything that looked vaguely interesting, I picked up a copy of ‘The Google Story’ by David Vise and Mark Malseed. It is a fast pace read and is interesting to think what you were doing as the company evovled and when exactly you started using it for search. I […]

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The wisdom of people

27 October 2006

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I have been thinking quite a bit about this article that appeared in the Washington Post (after reading it first in the Japan Times): The Top Pickers vs. the Pack. While generations have looked to pundits for guidance, it has often taken a long time for their expertise to be recognized, and many have remained […]

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I need an ebook

10 May 2006

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It seems like everyone is promoting their ebooks these days. I am not sure if anyone would be interested in purchasing a book I wrote, but I would love to give it a go.

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Shantaram

12 February 2006

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While I was in Australia my uncle told me about a book titled: Shantaram. The book is almost 1000 pages, and I couldn’t put it down. I am currently halfway through it, but it is more difficult that I am back in Japan working. The book is about a man who was on drugs and […]

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