Tag: Network

Agatha Christie – The Big Four | Review

Title: The Big Four

Author: Agatha Christie

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 160

Rating: 4/5

This is a Hercule Poirot book in which the great detective comes up against a criminal network called The Big Four, which is hell-bent on world domination. It’s arguably one of the books in which the stakes are the highest, and I think that in itself makes it interesting.

But I also thought that the story line was pretty good, and I think that it would even be a decent one to go to if you’re relatively new to Poirot. It would make a good movie too, especially if you could get an ensemble cast, and so I’m kind of surprised that it’s not more popular than it is.

Still, there was at least something about it that stopped it from making its way into my top tier of Agatha Christie books. It was good but not great, I guess.

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Dan Schawbel – Promote Yourself | Review

Title: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Building an Outstanding Career

Author: Dan Schawbel

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 250

Rating: 7/10

 

Dan Schawbel - Promote Yourself

Dan Schawbel – Promote Yourself

 

Dan Schawbel’s highly-rated collection of tips for ambitious employees is pretty good, but it’s not perfect – at times, it seems just like common sense. And it has a bias towards the new, up-and-coming employees, the young millenials who are in their first or second job and need that extra bit of career advice. People like myself.

But the thing is, if you’re passionate about what you do, if you’re driven and ambitious and determined to get your way then most of this stuff comes naturally. You feel an urge to improve yourself, to learn as much as you can as quickly as you can and to apply it whenever there’s an opportunity.

Dan covers all of this, but he also covers more – how to network both internally and externally, how to deal with difficult situations and, most importantly, how to avoid stagnation in the workplace. I’m not going to lie to you, it takes a lot of work to put his advice in to action. Unless you’re already doing it.

That’s why this is a useful read for any professional of any age – if you’re driven enough, you’re probably doing a lot of this stuff already, but you’ll still pick up hints and tips here and there. If you’re not driven enough, it’ll inspire you to be the change you want to see.

 

Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel

 

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