Book notes: The Dictator’s Handbook

The Dictator’s handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith book summary.

The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith

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Synopsis: “For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don’t care about the “national interest” – or even their subjects – unless they have to.

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Book notes: Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

Kick Ass with Mel Robbins by Mel Robbins book summary review.

Kick Ass with Mel Robbins: Life-Changing Advice by Mel Robbins

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Synopsis: “Want more out of life? You’re not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won’t get anywhere else. Listen to private coaching sessions between the celebrated motivational speaker and people like you – people who want better relationships, to be healthier and more productive, to get unstuck from the destructive habits holding them back, and to take action on their dreams. As brilliant and inspiring as she is entertaining, Mel Robbins will empower you to live the kick-ass life that’s been waiting for you.” -Audible

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Book notes: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo book summary notes.

 

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

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Synopsis: “Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.

The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home-and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.” -Audible

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Book notes: Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff book summary.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Synopsis: “With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

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Book notes: Meditations

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius book summary.

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Synopsis: “One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets, and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions – a cornerstone of Western thought.” -Audible

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Book notes: Thug Notes

Thug Notes by Sparky Sweets, PhD book summary.

Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD

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Synopsis: “Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series Thug Notes. In this audiobook you’ll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of 16 of literature’s most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the RyeTo Kill a MockingbirdPride and PrejudiceThe Color PurpleHamletThings Fall Apart, and more!

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Book notes: I Can’t Make This Up

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I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart

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Synopsis: “Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

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Book notes: The War of Art

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield book summary

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Synopsis: “Internationally best-selling author of Last of the AmazonsGates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.” -Audible

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