Letters from war – Mark Schultz with Travis Thrasher

This is a story about war, period. We can see it in the title of the book. But the war that is mentioned in this book is not only what is happening out there – the battlefield, but also what is happening right in each soldier’s family, in mothers’ hearts, in wives’ minds, in soldiers’…

Made to stick – Chip Heath and Dan Heath

A few months ago, I started to read Made to stick after finishing Contagious (Jonah Berger) in order to have some comparisons between these two since they were all written about how to make people share your idea or how to make your campaign become an epidemic. And after two chapters of Made to stick…

The Boy Between – Susan Stairs

One day, after saying goodbye to her parents, Orla was given an envelope by her father, in which had a photo of her parents when her mother was pregnant with her. Between them standing a young boy, teenager maybe, her mother had one arm on the boy’s shoulder. Orla had no idea who this boy…

How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie

Sometimes, a good book could bring you a really nice and enjoyable time on the tube. I am not talking about reading it (of course, reading is enjoyable) I am talking about the conversation that you might have with strangers just because you and him share the same thought about the book. That’s what happened…

Harry Potter! Wait for me in Platform 9 3/4, will ya?

I still remember the first time I’ve read Harry Potter more than ten years ago, when I was still a student. I still can recall the thin and light books, which only had one chapter each, that were published weekly by one publishing house in Vietnam. At that time, we did not have anything called…

A time to dance – Padma Venkatraman

Will we follow our dreams or our parents’ expectation? What do we highly consider more, our children’s talent or “our faces”? What do we choose, what we want or what our parents want? What will we invest in, what our children want or what we THINK our children want? Will being an engineer bring happiness…