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Sunday, December 27, 2009
So yes I'm glad that I read, from real books, I'm glad that I remember the smell of new pages. I'm glad that my library expanded by four times as many books as I read.
Now on to the lists:
Best poem of the year:
The Most Careless Girl in the Class Had the Most Exquisite Body
Rime-used in "In the Mosque of Imam Ali"
Cloying-used everywhere, It's like last years visceral and 2007's vicarious (followed by the redundant "through you" which proves that the user is an idiot trying to inflate his vocabulary). Cloying wins though because now I can say that using the word cloying has become cloying.
Work that changed my life the most:
Believe it or not Solution Selling. It not only helped me learn how to sell it also taught me how to negotiate and get along better with people. Good stuff.
Worst book I read:
You would think from the reviews that it was Bob Dancer's catastrophe of an autobiography but it was actually The Five Temptations of a CEO. I wish someone would finally put an end to the motivational business book. If I didn't already have motivation to succeed in business I wouldn't be picking up a business book right? Stop motivating me and teach me something practical.
So failure it was but it was also a spectacular experience to try to read 52 books in 52 weeks.