Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Minto Pyramid Principle - Logic in Writing, Thinking and Problem Solving by Barbara Minto >> Book review

Rating
Green

Genre
Business, Communication, Logic, Thinking, Problem Solving, Presentation

Publisher
Minto International Inc.

The Book
This book presents Barbara Minto's theory on efficient and effective communication based on the simple to understand pyramid principle. She starts with establishing a connection to the psychological theories of Miller around Span of Attention. After which she explains the pyramid structure and how to use it.

She covers how logic flows into pyramid and how 'pyramid thinking' can make you more effective. She also covers the application of pyramid principle to problem solving before ending with the most important of it all how to use pyramid principle in presenting.

Comments
For a book that is technical, this is very easy to read (no surprise considering this is a book on effective communication!). It is replete with examples - in fact, almost all the content is explained with their help. The content is extremely useful - applicable in day to day life for anyone, but most of all Barbara's target customer segment - people who's work requires them to present their ideas to others. 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sims' Symptoms in the Mind - An Introduction to Descriptive Psychopathology by Andrew Sims and Femi Oyebode >> Book review and free preview

Rating
Green

Genre
Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatry

Publisher
Elsevier

The Book
As the name suggests the book introduces the reader to the various concepts of descriptive psychopathology.

Comments
For a book that is 100% content, this is quite easy to read. The theories are explained so well that it is easy for the reader to understand the most arcane of concepts related to psychology presented in the book.

The coverage is also sufficiently comprehensive. Overall, this book is a must read for anyone interested in psychopathology. It has been the favorite of several psychology students and practitioners and deservedly so.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

The Double >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer


Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) is working as a clerk. He is dedicated and brilliant in what he does and has some big ideas - but his timid and reticent personality makes him invisible to everyone. Even to Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), the girl he secretly loves.

And, then his bosses hire James (Jesse Eisenberg) who is exactly the same physically, but totally the opposite in personality - he is assertive and flamboyant, and does no work. He uses Simon to do everything, takes the credit, takes his girl - basically takes on all the good things in his life.

Rating: Yellow - a well-made art movie. For those who love to watch movies that are different, this is a must-watch. But, if you are looking for a typical commercial movie, this one may not suit your taste.

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