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« Reply #315 on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 00:51:48 »

You're welcome. If you're interested, there's a new "app" doing the rounds called, Blinkist, which is best described as taking the meat from a book and turning it into something short and easy to consume.

On AppSumo they've currently got an offer for $20 for 1 year. There's about 1000 books, many of which are audio and can be downloaded.

http://www.appsumo.com/blinkist/
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« Reply #316 on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:51:32 »

Just finished Das Reboot by Raphael Honigstein. It's very good but remarkably easy to read, even in detailling the conservatism of a footballing culture based on doers not thinkers and their reluctance to change. Sound familiar?

The truth that comes through time and again is that good youth development costs someone money - be that the clubs or FA - but that the results can be special if it is undertaken properly. But don't worry, that will never happen here.
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« Reply #317 on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:00:25 »

Just finished Das Reboot by Raphael Honigstein. It's very good but remarkably easy to read, even in detailling the conservatism of a footballing culture based on doers not thinkers and their reluctance to change. Sound familiar?

The truth that comes through time and again is that good youth development costs someone money - be that the clubs or FA - but that the results can be special is undertaken properly. But don't worry, that will never happen here.


Yeah I breezed through Das Reboot. Agree on all points.
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« Reply #318 on: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 14:35:19 »

Anyone read The Agony and The Ecstasy by Richard Foster.Sure we must feature heavily in there
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« Reply #319 on: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 21:30:07 »

Anyone read The Agony and The Ecstasy by Richard Foster.Sure we must feature heavily in there

Yeah, I've got it and we do pop up quite a bit.

It's not the greatest read in the world though.
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« Reply #320 on: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 08:13:27 »

Cheers costa
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« Reply #321 on: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 13:45:29 »

Today I learned it's Costanza, not Constanza.

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« Reply #322 on: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 14:26:15 »

Ha! Me too.
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« Reply #323 on: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 14:51:17 »

Cheers costa

No problem.

There's perhaps too much background information at times, especially at the start.

Despite this, keep it on the list.

Costanza
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« Reply #324 on: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 14:54:25 »

Cheers costa

Today I learned it's Costanza, not Constanza.

Apparently it's like mishearing/saying expresso instead of espresso.
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« Reply #325 on: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 15:58:40 »

Apparently it's like mishearing/saying expresso instead of espresso.


I overheard someone say that when I was in Consta Coffee this morning, the bloody simpleton!
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« Reply #326 on: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 16:08:42 »

I overheard someone say that when I was in Consta Coffee this morning, the bloody simpleton!

 Cheesy

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« Reply #327 on: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 19:51:33 »

Usually don't read books like this, but my friend has given me a copy of David Mitchell's autobiography and it's brilliant. Recommended if you like that sort of thing.

This, too, caught my eye:

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I adored Swansea too; it is truly an ‘ugly, lovely town’ as Dylan Thomas said. It seemed to me in every way preferable to Oxford, and not just because the people were friendlier –which, according to my parents, it had in common with everywhere outside Stasi-controlled East Berlin.
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« Reply #328 on: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 21:35:21 »

Usually don't read books like this, but my friend has given me a copy of David Mitchell's autobiography and it's brilliant. Recommended if you like that sort of thing.

This, too, caught my eye:
 

"Pretty Shitty City"
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« Reply #329 on: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 23:23:34 »

"Pretty Shitty City"

Great Film
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