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Deep Survival – 2

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  Note: Because this book is so thick and full of stories, anecdotes and repetition, making it difficut to summarize, I am publishing the summary in two parts. Here is the second. The first part is here. Moreover, certain chapters are somewhat redundant, I skipped the ones that I thought brought little value to the […]

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Deep Survival

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One sentence summary: In extraordinary circumstances, like accidents or catastrophes, some people survive and others die, such that sometimes things lead you to believe that the first ones die and the second ones survive; this book explains, using numerous stories of accidents and catastrophes, and by exploring the latest scientific theories – from neuroscience to […]

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Making Things Happen – 2

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Note: because this book is both heavy and complex, I am publishing the summary in two parts. Here is the second part, the first part is here. Summary and Book Review, second part:   Chapter 9 : Communication and relationships For a long time during our civilization, the slowness of communications posed several problems. Many […]

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Making Things Happen

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  One Sentence Summary : Project management is a complicated art which requires you to master a number of things such as planning, understanding what needs to be done, writing a good overall vision statement, understanding where ideas come from, understanding what to do with ideas, writing good specifications, understanding how to make good decisions, […]

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Results Without Authority

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Controlling a project when the team doesn’t report to you One Sentence Summary: Today in large organizations, it is rare that the project lead has supervisory power over all the people on his project team. He must, however, maintain enthusiasm, motivation and results from people without being able to use the power of his position […]