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inzoomen op uiterlijk, seks en cultuur   

Author: Sunny Bergman
Publisher: Nijgh & Van Ditmar
Publish year: 2013
ISBN: 9789038898070
Pages: 379

Actually this book is based on 3 different documentaries:

  • Beperkt houdbaar
  • Sunny side of sex
  • Sletvrees

The part the impressed me the most is ‘Sunny side of sex’. It just demonstrates how indoctrinated we are in our perception of ‘the norm’. Almost every thing we do, without actually realizing it, is a reflection of how our ancestors created our society with all of it values. We fail to realize that other cultures have different values which are not in any way inferieur. Our norm is not absolute.

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Ray on October 7th 2014 in Books

De Wake


Author: Ronald Giphart
Publisher: Uitgeverij Podium B.V.
Publish year: 2012
ISBN: 9789057595479
Pages: 160
De Wake

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Ray on August 23rd 2014 in Books

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind


Author: Shunryū Suzuki, Shunryu Suzuki
Publisher: Shambhala
Publish year: 2011
ISBN: 9781590308493
Pages: 148
Zen mind, beginner's mind

A bit to abstract for my taste. Perhaps I am not Buddha ready.
Bottom line:

  • Everything is transient
  • Take things as they are, focus on now
  • Practice Zazen
  • Problems are a delusion and perpetual
  • Work with a empty mind, focus only on one thing

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Ray on June 27th 2014 in Books

De Laatkomer


Author: Dimitri Verhulst
Publisher: Atlas Contact
Publish year: 2013
ISBN: 789025441463
Pages: 136
De Laatkomer

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Ray on June 4th 2014 in Books

Dit zijn de namen


Author: Tommy Wieringa
Publisher: De Bezige Bij
Publish year: 2012
ISBN: 9789023472698
Pages: 276
Dit zijn de namen

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Ray on April 20th 2014 in Books

Sales on a beermat


Author: Mike Southon
Publisher: Random House Business
Publish year: 2005
ISBN: 9781844138197
Pages: 150
Sales on A Beermat

Simple, comprehensive and a good starting point for any entrepreneur or organisation looking to get a grip on their sales efforts. Could do with an update.

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Ray on April 19th 2014 in Books


Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business   

Author: David J. Anderson
Publisher: Blue hole press
Publish year: 2010
ISBN: 9780984521401
Pages: 261

You should not want to read this book for the authors writing skills, because it really badly written. But if you’re somehow able to read between the lines, you’ll discover quite a few gold nuggets. Not sure if there is a 30-minutes version of this book, but if there is then skip to that straight away.

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Ray on March 15th 2014 in Books

Physics of the future


Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Doubleday
Publish year: 2011
ISBN: 9780385530804
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

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Ray on January 5th 2014 in Books

Lean from the Trenches

Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban   

Author: Henrik Kniberg
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Publish year: 2011
ISBN: 9781934356852
Pages: 157
Lean from the trenches

Henrik Kniberg once again was able to capture the essence of Lean with practical examples. Just like “Scrum from the Trenches” this book should be on your bookshelf if you’re into Agile and Lean software development.

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Ray on November 8th 2013 in Books

Kanban and Scrum

making the most of both   

Author: Henrik Kniberg, Mattias Skarin, Henri Kniberg
Publisher: C4media
Publish year: 2010
ISBN: 9780557138326
Pages: 104
Kanban and Scrum

Not remotely as good as “Scrum from the trenches”. Lacks clear focus and depth.

Then again it’s does not require a lot of time to read through it, and it is available as free download.

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Ray on October 30th 2013 in Books