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Melody HossainiThis is the first and only memoir I have ever read. Written by the former Empress of Iran. Being Persian myself, I am always interested in the history of our country, but was particularly moved by Empress Farah's story as a woman who lived through the best and worst times during the regime change in Iran. The book is real, honest and fascinating and has created a lasting impression on me. (Source)
'A valuable contribution to the vital task of getting people to see the business world as a complex, interconnected ecosystem, rather than as a sharp-elbowed race to the bottom' -- Rory Sutherland, Vice-chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, and the Spectator's 'Wiki Man'.
Strategic consultant and social entrepreneur Paul Skinner argues that we have now reached a... more
Melody HossainiWritten by a fellow social entrepreneur and a dear friend who I have known and worked with for a long time, so I am privileged to have seen the process and thinking that lead to this incredible book. This book puts forward a strong case for why our world has passed competition-based strategies, and instead, the level of success that can be gained from seeing business, our communities and indeed... (Source)
It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband.
Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's...
Melody HossainiMy favourite book for pure escapism and pleasure! A book with multi-plot written at different times in history, beautifully weaved together. It comes alive in your mind, that is how vividly it is written (I even emailed Jojo Moyes herself to tell her this and she kindly replied!) I have read it several times and am always touched by its beauty. (Source)
James AltucherAnd while you are at it, throw in “Bounce” by Mathew Syed, who was the UK Ping Pong champion when he was younger. I love any book where someone took their passion, documented it, and shared it with us. That’s when you can see the subtleties, the hard work, the luck, the talent, the skill, all come together to form a champion. Heck, throw in, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Earth” by Commander Chris... (Source)
Melody HossainiI came across this book by chance, read a few pages and was intrigued by the examples to prove how experts in their field (in this case, drawn mostly from the world of Sports) come to be experts. The book will leave you empowered that one can truly become anything, and that you can defy genetical and circumstantial hinderances through the input of time and practice in your chosen field. I found... (Source)
Max MosleyBounce is fascinating. Matthew Syed was Britain’s number one table-tennis player for about 10 years and he’s now a top sports journalist on The Times. He writes extremely well. His thesis is that talent isn’t what matters, it’s all about hours and hours of training. The conventional view, and certainly my view before reading this book, is that some people are supremely gifted and therefore rise... (Source)
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