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Jamie Oliver – Veg | Review

Title: Veg

Author: Jamie Oliver

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count: 312

Rating: 3.25/5

I feel guilty about this review because this book was sent to me by my friend Charlie Heathcote because he had two copies of it. I only review cookbooks once I’ve tried all of the recipes that I want to try, and it only took me a week or so to do that here because there weren’t too many that I particularly wanted to try.

To be fair, the reason for that is that a lot of the recipes here are pretty basic, and so I didn’t feel the need to test them out. For example, I already have a pretty good houmous recipe, so I figure there’s no need for me to try out a new one.

Then there’s the fact that this is a vegetarian cookbook and I’m vegan. Again, to be fair, Oliver includes some supplementary information at the end about the different plant-based alternatives that are out there, and it was also easy enough to modify most of the recipes. There were just one or two that were egg curries or other weird things that I couldn’t have adapted, but then they sounded kind of vile anyway.

What I will say is that I think this would make for a pretty good cookbook to get started with if you’re just starting out with cooking and stuff. My issue is more that I feel I’ve mastered the basics and wanted something a little more advanced. There are a few fairly innovative recipes I guess, but they weren’t ones that particularly excited me. Some of them flat out sounded as though they wouldn’t work.

So would I recommend it? I mean I guess, if you can get it kind of cheap. But I wouldn’t say that it’s worth going out of your way for.

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Jacob Morgan – The Employee Experience Advantage | Review

Title: The Employee Experience Advantage

Author: Jacob Morgan

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 284

Rating: 3.5/5


Jacob Morgan - The Employee Experience Advantage

Jacob Morgan – The Employee Experience Advantage


This is another one of the business books that I’ve picked up of late because of a client who’s paying me to write summaries of them, and it seems as though my client has pretty good taste. There’s plenty of stuff here that you can take away with you, and even though I’m self-employed as opposed to a business owner, it did change my way of looking at the relationship between employer and employee.

Ultimately, the main thing that I took away from this book is that you just have to be good to your employees by default. It’s no good launching half-hearted employee of the month campaigns where someone wins an Amazon gift card. People quickly see through stuff like that, and so the only real way to show people that you appreciate them is to actually appreciate them.

This book also stands out somewhat because of the quality of its bonus resources. You can follow links that are shared inside the book to take quizzes or to access additional information, and it even includes a full test that you can take to see how you stack up against other companies. As for the actual content of the book, there’s plenty of stuff in there that will keep you going if you run a company and you’re trying to make it better, but it’s more about a mindset.

It’s difficult to get right, and one of the reasons why I don’t run a company myself is that I don’t know if I could do it myself. Still worth reading, though.


Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan


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