Book cover of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The review on the cover of this page told me to expect a book that was ‘inspiring, revelatory.’ So, I opened the book for the May Business BookCLUB with anticipation. Did it live up to this promise? In my opinion, only partly. It was revelatory, but as for inspiring I found it quite the opposite.…

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Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The book for April at the Business BookCLUB was The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. Among the blurb on the back cover this book is introduced as “The next chapter of your life – the most extraordinary life you’ve ever imagines – is about to begin.” The book had a lot to live up to,…

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The book Night School by Richard Wiseman

This month’s Business BookCLUB was a bit different: it was the first one of  lockdown, so held on Zoom – giving us an insight into our home life. The book was also a bit different as it was more to do with lifestyle than business life, but as you read the book you will realise…

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

With a subtitle of “Think to Get Rich” I was always going to struggle with the sentiment of Secrets of a Millionaire Mind – our February choice for Business Book Club. My scepticism was fairly quickly supported when the exemplar of how a millionaire thinks was Donald Trump – quite frankly if you have to…

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Atomic habits book

I have been a member of Ros Jones’ Business Bookclub now for almost two years. I have read some really inspiring books and some that were a struggle; until now none of them had made me change what I do before I had even finished reading the book. That is what Atomic Habits has done…

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This book was music to my ears! Using examples from the fields of building, aviation and, finally, medicine Surgeon Atul Gawande explains how a simple checklist saves lives. This was the April book for the York Business BookClub and was met with enthusiasm right around the table. What was most interesting is how in an…

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York Business BookClub meeting

It is hard to believe that How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, was written at the same time as “Think and Grow Rich.” It was easier reading and a lot less cringeworthy in it’s attitudes. All of us at York Business BookClub thought it was a really good book for life…

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Perhaps the first book to explore the ‘magic formula’ for success, Think and Grow Rich was first published in 1937 and has had numerous updates since. this was the book selected as the first read for the newly launched York Business Book Club. The author sets out the philosophy that all individuals shape their own…

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