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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Lawrence Lai, April 6, 2011

This again is a great book by Gladwell, though I personally like Outliers the best because it is the most personal. This is more of broad strokes of social behavior. But still it is a wonderfully insightful read on what causes a tipping point to occur. In all, I think it presents great ideas, though I believe it is subject to quite a bit of reasoning and one can argue one way or another whether these hypothesis are true or not. A great thing with Gladwell is he forms his arguments in a very comprehensible way, keeping one engaged. So even though you may not necessarily agree with what is said, you would at least stick around to find out what he's on about.
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The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
The Good Soldiers

Lawrence Lai, November 30, 2010

This book is about the surge in Iraq from 2007-2008 and is an insider's look at the life and challenges faced by the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Kauzlarich. It looks at the personal experiences of the men on the ground, unbiased by political rhetoric. It is really an eye-opener of what the Iraqi war means and how it is really more of a war of winning hearts and minds but the payment are people laying their lives down for that cause. At the end of the day one has to ask is it really worth the lives given for this win and a more important question of what it really means to win?
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English Composition & Grammar: Grade 12

Lawrence Lai, September 2, 2010

It is a great reference book for grammar and composition and has helped me out a lot in my writing.
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