1. <Marva Collins’ Way> My Rating: 90%
Marva Collins is a legend in the States’ education history. More information about her can be found on Wikipedia. This book introduces Mrs. Collins’ biography, determination and methodology to educate children. For me, education is the same as communication with others. In both cases, people are trying to deliver information and ideas to others for acceptance. Those who would like to communicate well with others need to read this book. It is also for those who would like to improve self-education by learning how to educate and motivate others.
2. <Only the Paranoid Survive> My Rating: 50%
The book’s name is unbelievably deceiving. This is definitely not the book that teachs you to be Steve Jobs like people or even tries to teach you anything. Meanless story telling without any conclusive comments waste readers’ time. The whole book is totally a showoff of the author’s experience working in an executive position for a gigantic company – Intel.
3. <Steve Jobs> by Walter Isaacson My Rating: 95%
A biography of Steve Jobs. Four things mesmerized me in a big way: 1. Jobs’ own legendary story and charismas: I am his big fan; 2. this book is full of facts instead of fabricated stories thanks to the willingness of collaboration with Jobs and people in his life when the author carried the interview in addition to the author’s diligent work. 3. the book is written on the author’s best objectivity and therefore filled with both positive and negative stories and comments about Jobs; 4. Analysis about Jobs’ behaviors, psychologies and decisions are offered to show the growth track and philosophy of Jobs. A great book for people who would like to learn from Jobs. I definitely will read it for multiple times.
4. <Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone> My Rating: %80
I haven’t read any kind of novels for a long long time, simply because I always hope to learn something from reading while novels are not always written for that reason. But it was fun for me to read this book full of imaginations. Plus some highly westernized concepts as well as characters can be learned for me.
5. <Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion> My Rating: 85%
A classic book on the psychology people hold when they say yes or no upon others’ requests. This book is based on intensive and thorough research and facts, and therefore seems too wordy to me with its conclusion of only 6 main psychological factors taken into considerations.