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May 25, 2012

Book Review: Eduardo Porter’s ‘the price of everything’

...If all you know is economics, everything looks like cost-benefit analysis. By everything, he means literally everything, life, death and love, freedom, religion and culture, parenting, shopping, and garbage. Where you buy your coffee, where you plan to live and even the number of kids you plan to have and will it be a boy child or a girl child; it all boils down to prices – and it’s all relative.
April 5, 2012

Book Review: David Allen’s ‘Ready for Anything’

If you are a sucker for How-to Books – you might like it and think it’s well worth it. But on the other hand, you might not find a lot of original stuff in it. No, I don’t mean it’s plagiarized or anything like that – what I do mean is the ideas discussed in it have been around for ages…I guess, every busy individual who has loads of stuff to do might have discovered them through trial and error on their own at some point in their lives… By Fareeha Qayoom
March 21, 2012

Books: ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul at work’ revisited

"The rich industrialist from the north was horrified to find the southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking his pipe. “Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the industrialist. “Because I have caught enough fish for the day,” said the fisherman..." Excerpt from "Chicken soup for the soul at work." By Fareeha Qayoom
March 3, 2012

Books: Chicken Soup for the Soul revisited

"Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school." Excerpts from Chicken Soup By Fareeha Qayoom