Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: When I was watching Black Hawk Down (the movie) several years ago, I hadn’t been aware there is a book as well. By the time I started reading the book, I forgot everything about the movie except the outline and the feeling of constant confusion. So first, the good parts: Black Hawk Down is a great piece of storytelling that can make you feel in the middle of it all. …

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Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson

Goodreads page My rating: 3 out of 5 My review: This is a great book about economics of “Free” (as in free beer mostly). People are currently getting a lot of things for free and people and companies are getting rich by giving stuff away for free. You just have to find the right way. This book is full of interesting examples and approaches that date back to 18th century (and even more back occasionally). …

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Iskusstvo bytʹ drugim by Vladimir Lvovich Levi

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: Read it in Czech translation from 1985 so certain things were a bit weird, but the core of the book is still worth reading. It deals with basic ideas of people interactions as well as with concrete situations. And most importantly it is written in a way digestible for laymen such as myself :-)

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Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage by Paul Ekman

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: Interesting topic for a book and mostly well written. A bit too much repeating (but I guess that’s for easier remembering). Plus some examples are a bit outdated (not that it changes their relevance). All in all a very interesting read that definitely needs more practice to actually become somewhat effective.

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