Category: Book review

recommended books by Chandler Nguyen

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.

What I learnt about the human race through Yuval Harari’s books

I am new to the history of our race and not a history buff nor a futurist enthusiast. However, I am hooked on the subject by two great books from Yuval Harari “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” and “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow“. They are thought provoking and full of details that…

The Third Industrial Revolution – by Jeremy Rifkin

I chanced upon this wonderful video “the third industrial revolution” by Jeremy Rifkin from Vice last week and boy it has been on my mind ever since. The video is quite long, about 2 hour so it’s like watching a movie really. The content is insightful, the narrative is compelling and it motivates us to…

Highly recommended “Quiet the power of Introverts” by Susan Cain

I stumbled upon the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain a few weeks back and immediately found it hard to stop reading it. She explores the concept of introvert and extrovert through the lenses of history, biology, neurology and culture. This is a well researched…