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10 years later: Re-doing my crazy project to read 52 of the best business books in 52 weeks, and post a weekly review here in English!

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Before elaborating on the many business books I read, I want to introduce myself to those who don’t know me: I am Olivier Roland, I’m 36, I’m French and I’ve been an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I’m currently a blogger, YouTuber, amateur archaeologist, diver, globe-trotter and international speaker, among many other things! I […]

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Gorgias

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Summary of “Gorgias”:  Gorgias is a work dedicated to the art of speaking well, constructed in the form of a discussion. Plato presents rhetoric as a technique for persuasion and a source of power. It can unfortunately be used poorly, in the manner of the sophists. They use it for their personal interest and without […]

Psychology & Communication

Mind Gym

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Summary of “Mind Gym, An Athlete’s Guide To Inner Excellence”: In this book, Gary Mack, sports psychology consultant and counselor, provides us, in the form of 40 lessons, with the techniques and exercises he used to help his athletes build their mental strength and shows us that the mind impacts sport performance just as much, if […]

Behavioral Change

Your Erroneous Zones

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Summary of “Your Erroneous Zones”: Wayne Dyer helps us identify our negative thoughts and behaviors (anger, worry, guilt, dependency, procrastination, low self-esteem, etc.) in order to transform them and regain control of our lives. By Wayne Dyer, 2014, 346 pages. Note: This review was written by guest, Renaud from the Simplifier-la-vie.com blog. Review and Summary of […]

Productivity & Effectiveness

Presentation Zen

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Summary of “Zen Presentation”: Due to a general misunderstanding of what makes a good presentation, most PowerPoint or Keynote presentations are utterly sleep-inducing nowadays, with slides filled with text and bullet points repeating exactly what the speaker says, and packed with images that overlap with the page background; this book gives us all the ingredients […]