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Introduction to Decision Analysis: A Practitioner'&hellip by David C. Skinner
Overall I think this is poor introduction to Decision Analysis. The author gives a sketchy explanation of key concepts such as how to draw influence diagrams and decision trees. He emphasis their importance several times, but never gives a thorough explanation of how to create them, with insufficient examples. What is TRULY bothersome is some of the exercises in the early chapters ask the reader to create these diagrams, without the "how to draw them" part ever having been explained!
Other issues I have with this book:
- several typos and grammatical errors
- some of the examples appear to have been "borrowed" from many other (better) books, such as those… Read more
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenme&hellip by Eckhart Tolle
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worthwhile, May 26 2004
I learned a lot of wise advice from this book. Overall it is well-written, although I disliked the question-answer format. I'd prefer a regular format, followed by question-answer sections in each chapter.
I've never been exposed to such an emphasis on being in the moment. I have read up on Eastern wisdom, but have never experienced the point of being in the moment emphasized as vehemently as in this book. In particular, the following idea resonated with me, a paraphrased epitome of the entire book: anything we've ever experienced, or will experience, will happen in the now - therefore, resolve to live in the now, instead of the the imaginary abstractions of past and future… Read more