Category: Book review

recommended books by Chandler Nguyen

My recommended books for summer 2019

Upheaval Jared diamond and the Sense of Style Steven Pinker

My top non-fiction recommendations are “Upheaval: Turning points for Nations in crisis” by Jared Diamond and “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.” by Steven Pinker

Two books I love for spring 2019

two recommended books for spring 2019 v2

Hi there, Over the past few months, I have read a number of books and there are two that I am most impressed with. 1. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond This is truly a scientific explanation of why we are where we are now by Jared Diamond. Why…

5 most influential books I read in 2018

top 5 influential books i read in 2018

Happy new year everyone! As 2019 comes along, I spent some time to look back at the most influential books that I read in 2018 and below is the top 5 “Sapiens : a brief history of humankind” by Yuval Harari. While this book was published back in 2015, I didn’t read it until 2018.…

Learn to Lead: no one is born a great people manager

John (pseudonym name) is a brilliant specialist working in a consultancy firm. His client loves him. He produces excellent work and presents them brilliantly to senior stakeholders. Because of that, he progresses quickly within the organization, manages a team of five direct reports. After more than a year, things are not looking great. John is working longer hours than before, while his team is afraid of him. He is very intimidating, asking them tough questions without coaching them on how to answer.