The Wealth of Nation

Book I

Chapter 1

The 18th century English is hard to read as the book is constructed on many clauses for one sentence.

However, the keen observation by Adam Smith for the national economy is mostly interesting for readers.

In this chapter, Smith explains the divisions of labor and the importance of it.

He thinks, that the more specified the task is (the more divisions a business has), the more efficient the business will undertake.

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Talk Like TED, a Few Tips for a Better Presentation by Carmine Gallo

Talk Like TED is a book all about public presentation, and especially, TED presentations.

In this book, Carmine Gallo pointed out a few tips for how one can improve his/her public speaking skills. However, Gallo did not delve deeper onto the concepts and issues he talked about in the book. So, overall, the book seems to be aimed at the general public rather than avid readers/learners. As I had a hard time contemplating what the actual techniques the book had talked about.

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Managing Oneself, a Contemporary Way of Working Efficiently by Peter Drucker

Drucker wrote this book on the basis of an already developed person. Which means, this book is more oriented for the people who have tasted the society a little bit and who have entered the corporate life.

Everything in this book stems from the already established strengths and weaknesses of one’s, and one shall improve and avoid upon them. This is clearly stated in the book.

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Book Recommendation: Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier

This book might as well could be the contemporary analysis and reports for video game industry, and a very thorough and well crafted one.

The author Jason Schreier (News Editor on Kotaku) is a credible writer very active and popular on Kotaku.com.

Blood, Sweat and Pixels dissects thoroughly on the lives of thousands of developers and studios. A very “vertical slice” of video game industry itself.

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