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Friday, July 13, 2012

For those book lovers, please do catch this post! You'll find lots of discounts at MPH! So me and C are book lovers! (Thankful for that!) and we bought groupon voucher $25 for $50 worth the other day! Off we go to raffles city's MPH bookstore! Total of 3 MPH bookstore left in Singapore! 

MPH is currently having discounts on so many books! Even best selling titles! With minimum purchase of $30, you are entitled to 1 membership card till end of this year, 31st December 2012! We both got 2 as we unknowingly split our receipts due to the groupon we have and additional books we got! Below are the 2 receipts! :)

As you can see, the first receipt is the one with groupon voucher used!

This second one is the extra best selling top title books that you can get at HALF PRICE! IT'S A STEAL! 

we both were like debating which book to get and I was like I must get 2 books from the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad! And C was interested in "Start Up Nation"! It's pretty interesting book! We got "Tuesdays with Morrie" and its sequel book! He said many people rave about this book and did cry while reading! I love emotional books too! Hehe!

So here are our books! Start Up Nation!

It's really interesting from the little summary we've read behind of the book. It's The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. 

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK?

With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as IrelandSingapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.

Pretty interesting yeah?

And my grabs on these 2 books by Robert T. Kiyosaki! My mum gotten his Rich Dad Poor Dad's and was telling how awesome it was! And I did read it years back when I was in secondary however stopped halfway! So got to start all over again! (Lots of books to read as wattpad offers me many interesting friction stories as well!)

The other 2 books that C said it was recommended by people and it's very interesting! Freakonomics & Super Freakonomics

Freakonomics:  Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?
These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life-;from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing-;and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics.

Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives-;how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of ... well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and-;if the right questions are asked-;is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to see through all the clutter.

Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.

Super Freakonomics: The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world.
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.
SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as:
  • How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?
  • What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?
  • Can eating kangaroo save the planet?

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is—good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky. Freakonomics has been imitated many times over—but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

Last but not least, this 2 awesome books! Tuesdays with Morrie has really good reviews and "The Five People You meet in Heaven" is her sequel! C says it's really a very good book! And when we were enquiring about it, they checked their system, and said it was not available! :( Luckily this helpful staff helped us find! There were 2 staffs at the counter and we kept bothering them with questions and book titles! They helped us so patiently! And 1 of them found Tuesdays with Morrie! The last book left! So thankful for that! :)

Thus, both C and I got our own MPH Premier Card for year 2012! This card provides more discounts available when you do not have the groupon or something! Well it's free!

One thing why I prefer books compared to e-books as I was so obsess with wattpad, and is still obsess with it, however, my degree deepened :( My degree was stable for years! And due to obsession with wattpad (online app for apple or android), I read it whenever I can! On car rides, on bed, in the dark, on the bus, on the train, anywhere! Thus, it spoils my eyesight faster given that constant staring a phone screen isn't good! The lighting and all shining into your eyes! Thus, a book is better! I was telling C we should have gone to the bookstore at borders that was closing down and grab their books! Pity we didn't! 

For those who wish to get some great titles, do pop down MPH for their discounts! :)

P.S. Just went prawning today, and had lots of fun with my girls! Will post that up soon!

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