Dr. Eduard Van Kleef

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (15 of 17)
Location: Berlin, Germany


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Sleep Thieves by Stanley Coren
Sleep Thieves by Stanley Coren
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sleep is one of the most common activities in our lives. As such, one would expect that everybody would know a lot about it.
This book shows that this is not the case. Our western work-ethos has led us to believe that sleeping is for weaklings and that sleeping very little is a sign of discipline and diligence . This book is full of examples of the results of that attitude. As a renowned researcher into the science of sleep, the Author is able to list a considerable number of instances where a lack of sleep did not only lead to less productivity, but led to downright disasters such as the sinking of the "Exxon Valdez" or the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
I found that the book gives… Read more
How To Work A Room, Fully Revised And Updated by Susan Roane
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfocused, Dec 8 2002
This book contains 18 chapters. Of those, I'd say some 5 are filled with the information you'd expect.
The book actually starts of quite well, analyzing the reasons why people have difficulties mingling and what to do about them. This part of the book really helped me overcome some of my shyness and move out to people. And that certainly made life easier and more fun! However, I wished there would've been more of this and less of the rest.
After that the book seems to go all over the place. Chatrooms, Etiquette, public speaking, Yiddish dictionary, general life philosophy... you name it! My advice: try some other books first.
Getting Started in Consulting by Alan Weiss
As the title suggests, this book is intended to help consultants get off to a successful start.
Weiss does an admirable job, pointing out not only things that you need to do (Marketing, Pro Bono Work, Outsourcing etc.), but also what to avoid. The latter is possibly even more important as it covers things that could "kill" you before you even get under way. This category includes things like: becoming a consultant in the first place (if you haven't got the right set of attributes), taking on much personel without them carrying client-aquisition weight, pricing to low or per day etc.
The book mainly aims at consultants starting out on their own. However, being a member of a larger… Read more