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Book Review: Intent – Exploring the Core of Being Human

Intent: Exploring The Core of Being Human Etsko Schuitema book review

After reading Etsko Schuitema’s Intent – Exploring the Core of Being Human, I felt both excitement and trepidation. Excitement that I had found a roadmap on how to live an excellent life. And, trepidation because as I turned the last page, I knew that I could never again hide behind my feeble excuses. The statement, “The world we experience is a reflection of the register of our internal dialogue,” put paid to any idea I had of […]

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The Millionaire Messenger

Book Review - The Millionaire Messenger

Book Review: The Millionaire Messenger – Bredan Burchard I wrote this book review for Southern Africa’s only professional speakers body, the PSASA’s November 2013 newsletter. This may be one of the most important books ever written for what is known as the motivational speakers industry  … in my opinion, bigger than Dotty Walters’s classic, Speak and Grow Rich. And that’s no mean feat. After reading the book the only thing that rattled around the inside of […]

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Book Review: Antifragile and The Black Swan

Nassim Taleb

Book Review: Antifragile How to Live in a World We Dont Understand by Nassim Nicholas Taleb My rating: 5 of 5 stars Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder is a great follow on from Taleb’s The Black Swan. The Impact of the Highly Improbable. I’ve learned a lot from Antifragile, but will only cover one or two aspects. I know if I read Antifragile again, (and I will), I will get even more (disturbing) insights that […]

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Book Review: Influence

Influence The Psychology of Persuasion Robert B. Cialdini

Book Review: INFLUENCE The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.d. As a student I used to sell jewellery at various country shows like the Rand Show, Pretoria Show, Pineapple Festival, East London and the like. There was no sales training. It was intuition, gut feel and a lot of seat of your pants, think on your feet confidence that helped me sell. I’ve always been fascinated as to how one can interrupt someone […]

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Book Review: Media Appearance Secrets – Clive Simpkins

Media Appearance Secrets – Clive Simpkins, marketing and communications strategist As death and taxes are inevitable, if you’re a CEO of a half-decent company, you (or your company) will be called before the Fourth Estate at some stage on your watch. Of course, if you don’t know what Fourth Estate is, you really need this book – Media Appearance Secrets. It'll help you get into the mind of the media so that when you are […]

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