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Book reviews! November 6, 2006

Posted by sdpurtill in Books.

Last 4 months

Atlas Shrugged: 10/10 – Perfection from start to finish. It answered all of the questions that The Fountainhead left you with.

The Fountainhead: 9/10 -Rand was still perfecting her writing techniques and refining her philosophy.

The Likeability Factor: 6/10 – Was really good for the first 80 pages. Then you realize how repetitive everything is.

Wisdom for a Young CEO: 3/10 – Lots of great insight, but you can find that information anywhere.

The Little Red Book of Selling: 6/10 – Very practical and to the point, but I believe sales is something that you are born with. Either you can or you can’t sell something; you can’t learn the “art” of selling if you aren’t born a salesman.

How to Win Friends & Influence People: 9/10 – Everyone needs to read this book. Seriously. Especially all of those Emo/Goth kids


And how ironic is this — I started reading David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” and I stopped 1/3 of the way through because I became so engulfed with reading The Fountainhead… Hahaha!


SO! In my bookshelf right now is a queue of about 6 books that I am reading next. Let me just list them, let me know if you’ve read them and what you think.

  • Freakonomics
  • Good to Great
  • Built To Last
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • The Tipping Point
  • We The Living (Rand)
  • Anthem (Rand)

Hopefully I can get through most of these by December…




“The world belongs to readers”


Ok it’s 12:30 and I’m going to start reading We The Living tonight.



1. Landeros - November 6, 2006

This is incredible. For someone who is so busy you sure do read a lot. It is nice to se you are having fun with your new job.

VV to MV (get it?)

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