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

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“You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.” – Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), Good Will Hunting First of all 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 […]

Behavioral Change

The way of the SEAL

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Summary sentence of “The way of the SEAL”: The book, based on the experience of Navy SEALS (the special forces that neutralized Osama Bin Laden in 2011), provides the key to developing outstanding mental power, as well as excelling in both your personal and professional life. By Mark Divine and Allyson Edelhertz Machate, 2013, 224 […]

Behavioral Change

Master Your Workday Now!

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One-sentence summary of “Master Your Workday Now!”: Generally speaking we get anxious and stressed about work we need to complete at short notice; beyond a certain timeframe– typically a week and a half –tasks become vague, so we view the future beyond that week and a half with calm and serenity; Master Your Workday Now! […]

Management & Leadership

Are You Indispensable

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One-sentence summary of “Are You Indispensable ?”: To address the economic crisis and the evolution of the world of work, Seth Godin suggests we become “indispensable, unique and enterprising“, which should allow us to address our personal goals as much as the current needs of our society, with the common aim of changing the game. […]

Stock Market

The Intelligent Investor

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One sentence summary of “The Intelligent Investor”: Lots of people dream of making a fortune on the stock market, but few of them truly succeed in this difficult task. Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing and mentor to Warren Buffett, offers a practical guide to long term success using the value investment philosophy which […]

Personal Development

Crucial Conversations

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One-sentence summary of “Crucial Conversations”: There are events in our life that have more influence than others, and often these decisive events are crucial conversations that we have with very important people in our life, be they personal or professional; This book teaches us how to manage and use these conversations to their full potential […]

Personal Development

Think and Grow

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One-sentence summary of “Think and get rich“: This book tries to explain why some people amass great fortunes while others fail to make ends meet. Since its launch in 1937, this has always been the reference book for people who want to get rich. by Napoleon Hill, 1937, 250 pages Note: this article is written […]