The Roman state is founded firm on ancient customs and its men. —Ennius, Annales
What now remains of the ancient ways of our country the poet declares we were founded upon? These traditions have so sunk into oblivion that we neither practice them nor even remember what they were. And what shall I say about the men? For the reason our customs have passed away is that the people who once upheld them no longer exist. We should be put on trial as if for a capital crime to explain why this disaster has happened. But there is no defense we can give. Our country survives only in words, not as anything of substance. We have lost it all. We have only ourselves to blame.
The 18th century English is hard to read as the book is constructed on many clauses for one sentence.
However, the keen observation by Adam Smith for the national economy is mostly interesting for readers.
In this chapter, Smith explains the divisions of labor and the importance of it.
He thinks, that the more specified the task is (the more divisions a business has), the more efficient the business will undertake.
Talk Like TED is a book all about public presentation, and especially, TED presentations.
In this book, Carmine Gallo pointed out a few tips for how one can improve his/her public speaking skills. However, Gallo did not delve deeper onto the concepts and issues he talked about in the book. So, overall, the book seems to be aimed at the general public rather than avid readers/learners. As I had a hard time contemplating what the actual techniques the book had talked about.
Drucker wrote this book on the basis of an already developed person. Which means, this book is more oriented for the people who have tasted the society a little bit and who have entered the corporate life.
Everything in this book stems from the already established strengths and weaknesses of one’s, and one shall improve and avoid upon them. This is clearly stated in the book.
The book is very short, you can finish it with probably 3 or 4 hours of meticulous reading.
This book might as well could be the contemporary analysis and reports for video game industry, and a very thorough and well crafted one.
The author Jason Schreier (News Editor on Kotaku) is a credible writer very active and popular on Kotaku.com.
Blood, Sweat and Pixels dissects thoroughly on the lives of thousands of developers and studios. A very “vertical slice” of video game industry itself.