Book reviews

Tested by Alpesh Patel

The beauty of biographies and autobiographies, is that they show us relatable stories and teach us life's lessons in its crudest form. They also sometimes nudge us in the right direction to our goals,...

33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene

As a few of us know, I’m an obsessed fan of Robert Greene. So, forgive me for whatever form of bias I put up here, if any. Robert Greene is known for his intense...

To the books I just could not complete

As a consistent reader or reviewer, the inability to see a book through to finish is kind of a let-down – a level of self-disappointment even. However, self-deceit is an even worse option. Over...

Inferno by Dan Brown

Fiction spiced up with fact, is undoubtedly the best kind of fiction there is. This is the modus operandi of Dan Brown. While his books have stirred up major controversies to the point that...

The 10 Mind Stimuli: Extract from Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Grow Rich’

Inasmuch as the central aim of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ was to state central, and possibly overhead, truths of the human mind, the means was in no way basic. This book was filled to...

The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu

The Smart Money Woman, is a book on personal finance and financial freedom that nudges readers into developing positive money habits. While the basis upon which the lessons are formed are entirely fictional, every...

Bringing Down The House by Ben Mezrich

‘Bringing Down The House’, is one book that showed me how truth can indeed be stranger than fiction. This piece, is a novel-like reportage of the true story of six MIT students who milked...

Creative Nonfiction needs to be embraced

I started reading books pretty early, and the genre I got really fond of was non-fiction. The first reason was because they were the ones that were majorly available. We had shelves with tons...

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

There's this vibe that comes from books that have been passed from generations to generations. They, often times, possess old-time secrets, forgotten methods, and a whole lot of mind-boggling knowledge. They're perfect. The Alchemist...

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love is a memoir on one woman's search for everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia. Being a memoir, the details and happenings are as real as Elizabeth Gilbert lets us believe. I...

Homo Superior: Emergence by Akinwaleola Afonja

Homo Superior: Emergence, is the first part of a two-part series on what the author calls “the seven pillars of destiny”. These pillars include: Capacity Building, Dynamic Communication, Superior Sexuality, Strategic Relationships, Millennial Leadership,...

The Survival Mindset: A Systematic Approach to Combating Corruption in Nigeria by Arnold Obomanu

Corruption is one problem that has eaten its way into so many clusters, institutions, and countries. In Nigeria, it has clogged the very heart of the economic and socio-political system, causing more wrong than...

Breaking Soul Ties by Praise George

Breaking Soul Ties is a book on the forms of bondage certain people experience and how they can set themselves free from them. Its focus was on relationships, mainly premarital, and how the wrong...

American Dream: Interviews with Industry Leading Professionals by Jason Navallo

American Dream is one book I was glad to have received, especially with the wave of uncertainty across the globe. The book is simply a compilation of 6 in-depth interviews of leading men and...

You are too gifted to be poor by Hilton Etakoh

“You are too gifted to be poor” is an all-encompassing book on self-development as well as talent development that seeks to nudge the reader into consciously aiming high in order to secure long-term wealth....

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne & Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book is a book on enhancing one’s long and short term memory through the aid of imaginative systems or methods. Basically, it is a book about mnemonics that seeks to completely stop...

EBooks or Paper Books: A Peace Treaty

Growing up, reading was simply a forced habit. My dad had the ‘motivational father thing’ going on and, as expected, wanted his kids to join in on it. We had shelves upon shelves of...

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (Part 1)

Barack Obama has to go down in time as the coolest President ever. Not just because he successfully created an aura of simplicity around him, but also because he writes like pro. The Audacity...

“Who moved my Cheese? An amazing way to deal with change in your work...

Who moved my Cheese is one book that completely explains the concept of change in the most simplified terms possible. The paperback version of the book had only 32 pages but explicitly explained the...

The Mafia Manager: A guide to the Corporate Machiavelli by V.

The Mafia Manager is one of those slightly dangerous books you can only love to love. It is packed with so many ruthless mafia secrets and business strategies, that the author completely bypassed disclosing...

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Of all the books on financial independence and wealth accumulation, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" is probably one of the most popular. Asides being a bestseller, it is also one of the most criticized; you...

The 6 “Baddest” laws of Power: The 48 laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 laws of power, to me, is one of the greatest books…of all time. Robert Greene covers every aspect required for those who crave power, at whatever hierarchy they find themselves in life....

Lonely Roads by William Ifeanyi Moore

Lonely roads is a book by the Nigerian Pharmacist and writer William Ifeanyi Moore, that vividly describes the reality of slavery, ethnicity, gender inequality, oppression and the evils of ignorance in some traditional methods....

Thoughts from a Wealthy Perspective by Sam Egube

‘Thoughts from a Wealthy Perspective’ is a unique self-help/ success oriented piece. Its uniqueness lies in its view of the principles regarding wealth accumulation as well as its presentation methodology. For one who has...

How Intelligence Kills by Okechukwu Ofili

‘How intelligence Kills’ is simply the most hilarious and controversial book I have read this year. It somehow manages to tackle hardcore issues like Religion, Gender gap conflicts, Corruption, Illiteracy and tons of other...