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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck cover art
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne

A true gem

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Reviewed: 09-06-2019

very honest, very sobering, very on point - an absolute GEM! Very highly recommend this book. I will be buying copies for my friends

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  • The Tactical Guide to Women
  • How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage
  • By: Shawn Smith
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell

A Genuine Gem containing great advice for men

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Reviewed: 27-09-2018

great book which provides some real great advice. I have applied the advice and it's already changing my life. This book probably summaries the best fundamental advice out there for getting the girl of your dreams who will truly make you happy.

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powerful life changing book

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Reviewed: 08-10-2016

An essential book to read if you wish to thrive in this ever more competitive world.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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a classic!

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Reviewed: 14-08-2016

Animal farm is a classic tale of failed revolution where those leading the revolution, increasingly becoming fearful for their own safety justify growing withdrawal and distance from the populace they claim to represent. With time, standards of living fall worse after the revolution than they were before revolution as the intellectual vanguard becomes a dictating force only concerned with feathering their own nest. The ultimate less the corrupting influence of power. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Outstanding!

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Reviewed: 07-08-2016

This book examines the various ways of debating justice and ultimately concludes that of the three ways; the virtue approach to justice is the superior form and the approach most needed in our times of a politics devoid of meaning, principle and purpose.

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brilliant tale of a likely VR future!

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Reviewed: 31-07-2016

fantastic read. highly entertaining but also an important snapshot into our future considering the intense interest with pokemon go!

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Very important book in our age of market dominance

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Reviewed: 24-07-2016

I very convincing argument is put forward by Sandel that markets ultimately change the nature of the goods exchanged thereby changing meaning and actually degrading some long held norms like civic virtues. This is of great concern as Sandel maps the increasing pervasiveness of market thinking and market fundamentalism in society. What makes the situation worse is that new market intiaitves are usually debated on the grounds of fairness and whether free choice will really be free. Sandel warns that this is not enough and that we must not shy away from actually assessing the moral worthiness of the new intiaitve and it's only after deliberating over these matters that we can determine whether a market should exist or whether something may be corrupted as a result and therefore left to be regulated by non market norms. As Sandel rightly observes "shrinking from these questions does not leave them undecided. it simply means that markets will decide them for us....The era of market triumphalism has coincided with a time when public discourse has been largely empty or moral and spiritual substance. Our only hope of keeping markets in their place is to deliberate openly and publicly about the meaning of the goods and social practises we prize."

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Must read for anyone making sense of our future!

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Reviewed: 17-07-2016

A highly orginal and important contribution to the literature on our future, how bleak the situation is, and the possibilities of charting a more promising course. The author is a realist idealist. A most fascinating, enjoyable and important read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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fantastic read

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Reviewed: 22-05-2016

taking you on a journey from the problem to the solution of societies decay ...character in the end is what's lacking in today's society

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

How Much is Enough? cover art

Most inspirational and visionary book I've read

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Reviewed: 25-04-2016

a fantastic book on a most important topic cutting to the core of and eloquently describing the issued that face us in our ever increasing market fundamentalist / neoliberalism indoctrinated world. Some very wise solutions proposed. A most fascinating read!