I hate the Internet

I Hate the InternetI Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

To me it is a book which rides a bit on wave. Compared to the overall internet hype in the book. Yes – it is absolutely and brutally honest. It smashes directly into the face. It is finger pointing to millennials gives a warning as well what could happen in times of fake news and alternative facts. But it is not reading which makes fun. It is disruptive in using short chapters and clipped words. It repeats the same joke about eumelanin over and over as a technique which is after chapter 20 getting boring. It is an evil book which does not stop before Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, the Bush family, Twitter, you tube, google or instagram. If you like evil books, you should read it. I think the book must have been brilliant if the author would have known, that Trump will be the next president. I would love to read his comment on this.

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Don´t read this without a booze – Post Office by Charles Bukowski

This book is massively destructive. It makes you want to have some booze straight away. If you read it while commuting to work, it may occur that you want to quit your job, cause you start questioning the sense of what your are doing for years to pay your bills.
But surprisingly, it is positive. Cause it reminds you on your real dreams you carried around with you and encourages you to take action on it. Otherwise you end up as many of the characters you meet in this book.
In 1987, I was really at the starting point of my professional career and in my first job, I watched “Barfly” with Mickey Rourke. This film about Henry Chinaski excited me so much that I bought the VHS video tape straight away. From that day on I literally watched it daily, sometimes only for some only for some sequences. It is probably not the best idea to have this film as your favorite at the start of your professional life, but it helped me since now, not to take myself, positions or the job itself to take too seriously, as there should be more in life.
This book (and the film) is really worth reading. I should have read it much earlier. But that´s me. That´s my part of being Henry Chinaski.

Get shi**t done – a review

Get Sh*t Done!: From Spare Room To Boardroom In 1,000 DaysGet Sh*t Done!: From Spare Room To Boardroom In 1,000 Days by Niall Harbison
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After finishing this book I am not quite sure what I have read. Is it a guide for future entrepreneurs or will I be promoted to the boards room within 1000 days (like the title is promising?) Certainly not. My intention was to rate a 2 stars instead of 3 because of that. But the fact, that the editor comes up pretty straight forward and mostly honest, (he confessed that even the title is more about marketing then waterproofed content), I give it another star.
The book is more a biography then a reliable source of information. In some stages the editor makes dangerous assumptions according to education, science and arts and is missing a prove of concept in most of his theories apart from his own ones.
Because it is written in a kind of way you would have a chat with your lads about it, makes it a way of entertaining.
Is there any innovational fact or wisdom behind? I would say no. Read Dave Carnegie, Seth Godwin, Ken Blanchard and Keith Ferrazzi and you will probably have a better insight about how to get sh**t done.
Read it while you commute with Dublin Busses, Dart or Luas. You will be quickly done.

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