The Wealth of Nation, A Contemporary Revisit of the Unchanged Laws of Market

Book I

Chapter 1 – Division of Labor

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. ...READ MORE

Talk Like TED, a Few Tips for a Better Presentation by Carmine Gallo

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. ...READ MORE

Managing Oneself, a Contemporary Way of Working Efficiently by Peter Drucker

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. ...READ MORE

Not the Type of Detective Movie I Expect – Murder on the Orient Express Review

For a fair amount of times watching the advertisement of this movie, it got me really interested for a go.

After this bland 120 minutes, my instinct was proved wrong.

The directing really sucks. Basically, in the first half of the movie, many scenes looked so forced. How the victim died; how the detective entered the room full of suspects and announced the tragedy; and how the train manager (called Brook I suppose?) was so appalled there was a dead body in the cabin, etc. None of these sequences are natural, they all look like actors are trying their best to simulate a murder scene and react as “supposed to”. There didn’t seem like anything that is a genuine and normal reaction but all forced upon. ...READ MORE

Book Recommendation: Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier

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. ...READ MORE

True to Its Root, an Ambitious Attempt and Success – Dragon Age Inquisition Review

Dragon Age, when you hear it, what do you think of?

Is it the age of dragons? Some fantasy world? Or, you may know, and know very well–one of Bioware’s main franchises Dragon Age.

It’s a little bit strange for me actually to ponder around the game after I have read what had happened to the development. After 3 years of the game release, I have finally concluded the game, it’s a bit bittersweet to be frank. ...READ MORE

The Evil Genius of Dead Space Design

Everyone knows Dead Space, and I think the recent bad news has raised the franchise’s attention more than ever.

Which reminds me of some really really shining points from the game. How Visceral developed this space horror survival is really a talented process.

First maybe we can simply start from the whole theme of Dead Space.

If you look at any other 3A survival horror games out there, you won’t find many “space” related. Most of the time, to produce an unnerving, nerve-tingling atmosphere, you will need the collaboration of both sound and visuals. Sound, is indeed a big part while dealing with thrills, horror emotions. ...READ MORE