One of the biggest reasons why we read books is to gain knowledge. Books are a rich source of information. Reading books on varied subjects imparts information and increases the depth about the subject as well. Whenever you read a book, you learn a new information that otherwise would not have known.
Risk and Return by Yomi Jemibewon
At a crossroads in life or your career and searching for inspiration to go after a dream, or the courage to stay the course in the face of so much uncertainty?
Then Risk and Return is just the book for you.
“Short, succinct, unforgettable life lessons of how to capture tomorrow today. This book comes highly recommended not just to the youth in search of meaning but also to the leader about to be displaced and the elder scared of disruption.” – Konyin Ajayi (SAN), Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP
“As an African entrepreneur who has been through many of the trials and tribulations Yomi describes in his book, I can relate to the ups and downs, but also the immense joy and fulfillment of building businesses on the African continent.” – Frederick K. Swaniker, Chairman and Founder, African Leadership Group
“This book is literally what every single person who wants to move back to Africa should read. Even people who are already back should read it just so they know there’s a community of people who have been through what they are experiencing.” – Seni Sulyman, VP, Global Operations, Andela
“It is rare to get an inside scoop on the vulnerabilities of the entrepreneur who is well ahead in the “making it” journey, especially in the African context of prayer-as-strategy which leaves room for minimal lessons to be learned. In Risk and return, Yomi has done a rich and thoughtful job of capturing that experience so others can learn.” – Misan Rewane, Co-founder & CEO, WAVE Academies
Risk and Return is the story of one man’s return to Africa—a journey that begins with a search for self-fulfillment, which then evolves into an entrepreneurial adventure filled with tribulations, triumphs and many life lessons that will keep readers engaged from start to finish.
In a casual conversational voice, the author–Yomi Jemibewon, gives an honest, often hilarious and sometimes sobering account of what it feels like to chase a dream under highly uncertain circumstances. His anecdotes and reflections about navigating an unfamiliar, sometimes unforgiving, African business environment — as an idealistic returnee, an eager entrepreneur, or a young family man — will help readers navigate the challenging and sometimes terrifying times that a person experiences when embarking on a big life change.
For those readers with a special passion for Africa, his story just might inspire action to join the wave of people collaborating to galvanize positive change in Africa.
If we were villians by M L Rio
“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession…will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.”
—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest
“Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare…Readable, smart.”
—New York Times Book Review
On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.
A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extras.
But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent.
If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle’s Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, “A well-written and gripping ode to the stage…A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth.”
Teach your children how to think by Dr Edward de Bono
Our increasingly complicated lifestyle demands clear and constructive thinking: making decisions, making choices, taking initiatives, and being creative. Watching television for 20 to 30 hours a week, as many children do, results in a passive mind that can only copy what others are doing (including drugs, sex, and violence). Give your children a better chance in life. Thinking is a skill…even a superior brain is wasted without it. You can start to teach your children to think – now. Dr. de Bono, Rhodes scholar and leading authority on the direct teaching of thinking, demonstrates the difference between intelligence and thinking, and provides a step-by-step method for helping children develop clear and constructive thinking. Even one or two thinking habits taken from this book and given to your children may strongly affect their life.
101 Ways to make training active by Melvin L Silberman
When it was first published in 1995, Mel Silberman’s 101 Ways to Make Training Active became an instant bestseller. Now this revised and updated second edition offers the same dynamic approach and several completely new case examples. The examples support each exercise and highlight real-time uses of the highly successful Active Training method. In addition, the book includes 200 training tips that form the nuts-and-bolts of successful active training. These tips incorporated in the book’s top ten lists show how to build quality, activity, variety, and direction into your training programs.
For the first time 101 Ways to Make Training Active features a CD-ROM containing all the original “Top Ten Trainers Tips and Techniques” lists for easy reproduction and distribution.