[Map Connoisseurs] The Map Thief (2014) book review

Why on earth would anybody be stealing maps?! That was my first reaction when I saw the title of this book on a bookshelf in Dasa Bookstore (secondhand bookstore in Bangkok). If it was a Jewel thief, or a heist on a high end masterpieces of Art, then I would understand. But maps? I just…

[Startup Story] The Everything Store (2013) book review

  Pretty much everybody would know about Amazon. It is so widespread, that even though Amazon’s service is not available in my country (as a home centre, I can still choose to ship overseas from Amazon in America), I’m awed by the options and convenience it brings. 1-Sentence Summary. A brief history of how Jeff Bezos…

[Accidental Genius] Struck by Genius book review

1-Sentence Summary. True story of a carefree party-guy & Planet Futon salesman, Jason Padgett, who got hit on the head one night and woke up to suddenly become a mathematical genius and automatically starts seeing mathematical equations in front of his eyes all the time. Why I Picked it Up. I’ve always been mystified about knowing more…

[Teenage Burglars] The Bling Ring book review

1-Sentence Summary. True story about a group of rich teenagers, The Bling Ring, who crashed into Hollywood celebrities’ houses and stole clothing, shoes, undergarments and even naked photos just to feel nearer to their idols. Why I Picked it Up. Tell me, wouldn’t you be interested in knowing more about the actual teenagers who easily stole stuff from…

[Football Maestro] Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography book review

  1-Sentence Summary. Manchester United’s legendary manager, Alex Ferguson, fills us in on his football team strategy, what he really thinks of certain star players, behind-the-scenes dramas of transferring players, his mistakes in recruiting, his rivalry with the other 3 major football clubs and along with his other personal life stories that built him up. Why I Picked it…

[Inspiring & Light] How Starbucks Saved My Life book review

1-Sentence Summary. A riches-to-rags true story of an old man who has always been rich his whole life, suddenly lost everything and had his life transformed by working in a Starbucks with people that opened his eyes to to be more grateful and thoughtful of what “normal people” had to go through in life. Why I Picked…