Monday, April 18, 2016

Highly Recommended Read - Chew on This by Eric Slosser

Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast FoodChew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food by Eric Schlosser
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you really want to find a way to deter yourself from eating so much fast food (or any at all), this is the book to read!! It's written in a clear way that really exposes the fast food industry, with everything from how it changed our job industry (for the worse) to what ingredients may actually be in some of your favorite foods (some of which aren't even really edible)! This is a fast read with great information that is explained so that we can all understand it, even if we don't have business or nutrition degrees. I highly recommend it!

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Recommended Read - Looptail by Bruce Poon Tip

<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17333463-looptail" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1378070868m/17333463.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17333463-looptail">Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6922566.Bruce_Poon_Tip">Bruce Poon Tip</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1614025037">4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
As a travel agent, I knew of G Adventures from various trade shows and classes. However, I didn't really appreciate all of their nuances until I read this book! It's a great example of doing what you feel is right, even when it goes contrary to popular business practices. The strategies won't work for everyone, but it's still a really good read for anyone in the small business world who wants to provide authentic products or services to their customers.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Sorta Recommended Read - A Danger to God Himself by John Draper

A Danger to God HimselfA Danger to God Himself by John Draper
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Yes, this book has a lot of Mormonism in it, and yes - at times that made it a little difficult and/or confusing, as I am not very familiar with the Mormon faith. However, if you can look past the Mormon references what you'll find at the core of this book is a story about mental health disorders and the vast discrepancies there are in treatments and beliefs. Some people believe faith is all you need, others tout medicines, still others just try to avoid the subject all together. This shows the various treatments and leads the reader to think more about what mental health disorders encompass and how "faith" or "religion" can sometimes be used to avoid the life-saving treatments that some people desperately need.
There were a lot of parts I liked in this book, along with a lot of parts that were just not my style. It left me feeling decidedly neutral - I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. You'll have to read it to figure out where you fall on the spectrum.

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