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I am a slow on-off-reader unless a book is really good and I can not put it aside.

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Geir-Ståle Angeltveit: Maren fri fra ME (Hardcover, Norsk Bokmål language, 2023, Bok Fabrikken) 5 stars

Boken skildrer historien til en 11 år gammel frisk jente, som plutselig ble rammet av …


5 stars

Det er ei veldig god bok, berre gjentar av og til tingar frå kapittel før. For kusina mi bringar boka nytt håp etter tre år med long-COVID-symptom. I boka fortalar faren av Maren om reisen til løsningen dykkar. Maren hadde ikkje long-COVID, men problemstillinga og sympom er lik. Det er faktisk litt skummelt kor mykje er lik.

Trevor Noah: Born a Crime (2016, Spiegel & Grau) 4 stars

Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with …

Stories of Trevor Noah (and South Africa)

5 stars

The book starts light-hearted the same way young Trevor takes his life. He takes it as a fact, to be a born crime, somehow different from the rest of the family. As the author Trevor Noah puts his childhood into perspective - with entertaining anecdotes and insights. Many stories in the book create a mix of emotions to process. I needed often day-long breaks where I was just reflecting over a story.

Nearly every story brings a broader understanding of Apartheid and the struggles in South Africa. It makes you understand how unfair everything was set-up by design. How it evolved from colonialism to a modern police state - and eventually felt apart.

The book is well written and combines personal life with the day-to-day history of South Africa in a unique way. Whether you find Trevor interesting or the history of South Africa, this is a book for you.

Susan Cain, Susan Cain: Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking (2012, Penguin Books, Limited) 4 stars

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is a 2012 …

Lengthy Anecdotes for each Point

4 stars

I can imagine this book is more entertaining as an audio book or documentary. Though as a text book I struggled to motivate myself to read a five page anecdote to learn about a single point regarding extroverts or introverts. Anecdotes were more structured around stories than topics, which later on result in some repetition. Nevertheless it provides the reader with valid points to think about.

reviewed The Manager's Path by Camille Fournier

Camille Fournier: The Manager's Path (Paperback, 2017, O'Reilly Media) 4 stars

xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm

A pratical Guide for Tech Leaders

5 stars

The book is divided into chapters for different management roles. Every chapter describes in a practical and pragmatic way the challenges that come with a role. Unfortunately some generic information about assessment, conflict handling, and culture is hidden in mutliple chapters. Therefore is it not enough to read a few chapters for your actual situation to get the whole picture. You have to get through every chapter to extract important information that is applicable to all management roles.