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#21 kotmj

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

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The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley.

Very conversational writing that makes for smooth reading. Read about 15%. It's about human progress through division of labour, cross pollination of ideas, and trade. I've always thought that Singaporeans show you love by selling you something -- this book tells you why that enriches you and the seller.

Worth the time reading and good value at RM50.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

Wait, what's it got to do with Singaporeans?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

I like Singaporean salesmen. I deal with this guy who distributes (sells) capital equipment from Europe. He came in a supercar that had only 5000 km on it -- we know because, once parked, he couldn't start said supercar and a bunch of us mucked around with his car to get it to start. The next time he came -- it must have only been 9 months since we saw him -- he was in a different supercar that he was just familiarizing himself with. I think there are more salesmen per square kilometer in SG than anywhere else on the planet.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

Lol. That's how they make you look forward to their sales calls, right? Yes, i believe there are many Singaporeans selling, in ascending order of sales value, either insurance, real estate, simple financial products, complicated financial products.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

Invest like a Shark - james depore

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Guys, do you have any other tailoring/savile row related books?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:59 AM

TS, nak pinjam buku Le Snob boleh? :P I tried to look for it at Kinokuniya but it's listed as "not available".

I'm also looking for that coffee table book on Anderson & Sheppard. Seems like a great collection of photos of good looking people in nice looking clothes.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:53 AM

I've got a couple of coffee table books including History of American Menswear, which is really great. Let's do a book swap or trade soon?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:41 AM

Joonian : Sure. I just ordered Manton's 'The Suit', Alain Flussers 'Dressing The Man' and also Henry Poole's book on their history.What do you have currently?If I'm x mistaken, kotmj has Dege & Skinners book.I'm also looking to purchase Bruce Boyers book on Gary Cooper and James Sherwoods on Bespoke.

FF: Sure, x problem.I'll bring the book next time we meet up.It a good book for beginners, easy to carry around too!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

Tailoring-wise I read more of the hardcore stuff, e.g. Cabrera and Hostek.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

I almost ordered the Cabrera book!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

David Chang's Momofuku cook book.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

David Chang's Momofuku cook book.

Looking forward to your starting a "what i'm cooking right now" thread.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:10 AM

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I've read Michael Lewis' The Big Short several years ago. A captivating book, a must-read. Liar's Poker is an earlier work by him. I do not like the way it is written -- all smart alec, wittier and sharper than thou -- but it is entertaining.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

I loved Liar's Poker. Best anthropological work on North American tribes in decades.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:17 PM

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Going to the loo now and will start reading this.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:41 AM

Rosencrans Baldwin's 'Paris I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down'

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:34 PM

Currently reading P.G. Wodehouse's "Life with Jeeves", a compendium of his various stories on Bertie Wooster and his ever-handy valet, Jeeves. http://www.amazon.co...m/dp/0140059024

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

I FINALLY received Alain Flusser's book after 1.5 months of waiting.Flipping through it, its quite a comprehensive book.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

Just ordered the Anderson and Sheppard book. Now to wait for it to arrive...

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