The yearly book list is inspired by Bill Gates.  He has a blog category named “Books”. I wish to be an inspiration person like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.  Thus, I will start a new blog category too. It has the same category name as Gates Notes. It is named “Book” category.

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Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney

The author analyses Steve Jobs’s behavior and attitudes toward his career. Apple is a big computer brand in the world. Although I am an Android supporters, I can’t help admire the design detail and user friendliness in Mac product. The book mentioned on the cult of personality that surrounds Jobs to unearth the secrets to his unbelievable results.
Key lessons from this book:

  • Don’t get emotional. Access your company’s problems with a cool, clear head
  • Get informed; don’t guess. Make a thorough inspection of the company and base your decision on data, not hunches. It’s tough but fair.
  • Avoid Osborne effect. Keep the new goodies secret until they’re ready to ship, lest customers stop buying the current stuff while wait for the new stuff.
  • Don’t listen to your customers. They don’t know what they want.
  • Don’t consciously think of innovation
  • Be flexible.Jobs dropped a lot of long-cherished traditions that made Apple special and kept it small.

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Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas

A romance genre novel  was written by Lisa Kleypas. The story is on the chemistry and struggling between 2 protagonists. The author created a wonderful male character which is masculine, assertive and strong. Yes, I do enjoy fantasy. This book has wake the romantic desire inside of me.


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Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyalty and Customer-Centric Employees by Doug Lipp

Disney theme park is one of the most sought after theme park in the world. I do not have the chance to visit Disneyland yet. However, the services of Disneyland is very engaging and customer-centric. This book mentioned on the training and orientation program invented by Van France. His orientation program focus on 4 values.

  • Innovate
  • Support
  • Educate
  • Entertain

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Why Study Smart? A Teenager’s Guide to Academic Success by Teo Aik Cher

The book discussed on the different type of learners and study methods. I summarised into a table format.

Types of learners Common phrases Strategies
Visual Learners ·         Let’s see how this works

·         I can picture it clearly

·         Let’s look at it from another point of view

·         Organize the information you require in tables and diagrams to help you understand and remember them

·         Mind mapping will be useful for you.

·         When it comes to note –taking, make sure that the important points are highlighted or made obvious to you

Auditory Learners ·         That does ring a bell

·         That sounds right

·         I get it loud and clear


·         Read aloud the information that is found in your notes or books because you learn best through listening

·         Try to engage in meaningful discussions in class or in study groups

·         Auditory stimulation helps. The important thing is that the music should aid in learning and not DISTRACT.

Kinaesthetic Learner ·         I need to get a grip on this

·         That feels about right to me

·         I do have a good feeling about this

·         Instead of sitting down, stand and move around when studying. Of course, try to stay on a room when you do this.

·         Give yourself stretch breaks to keep your mind active.

·         Make your notes using different coloured pens and highlighters to keep your hands busy.

Logical learners ·         That seems logical

·         Let’s follow the process and procedure

·         Let’s see if there’s a pattern

·         Use mind maps

·         Use flow charts


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This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

A romantic with some fantasy leisure read for married couple. In my opinion, the story will spice up your marriage life. On the other hand, Mr. Ang was shock with the content. He was not able to read finish. He mentioned that man prefer visual effect over reading.


Conclusion, I hope to apply the knowledge in my daily life.

PS: I learn more English vocabulary from romance genre novel,

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