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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:06 pm 
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knuckles_95 wrote:
Marketing Management, 13th Edition


:roll:


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I feel the same way but it's the required reading for the class and it's taking up all of my free time.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:43 pm 
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knuckles_95 wrote:
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:roll:


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I feel the same way but it's the required reading for the class and it's taking up all of my free time.


A tip from fellow student

You don't usually need to read the whole book cover to cover.
From the index, skip the chapters you already are familiar with and try to find the parts that form the actual thesis of the book.


Over here they do things like dump a load of books at you and then give insufficient time to read them through. Of course some manage to read through all of them but it's not necessary to read a textbook from cover to cover in order to understand what 'new' it has to say.

Most books have merely one or two main arguments that they're built around of. The rest is quotation to other literature to give additional credibility, introduction and other kinds of bloating to add artificial length to the book as well as make it easier for a total n00b to jump in.


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knuckles_95 wrote:
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great jacket: I use it to cover Juggs when I'm er...'reading' it on the bus or train....

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Just finished Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters. Similar to Killer Angels but from different point of views. I especially like that he gave us a perspective from Meade.

There was a guy who used to post at the old forum, had something to do with Matrix, cant remember his name, used to post in the military section. Anyways he's friends with Ralph Peters. I read "The War After Armageddon" (Xlint) now I'm trying to get all Peter's stuff for the kindle

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Just finished 'A History of the Jews' (good read) and starting 'Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook' by Edward N. Luttwak.

Very timely:
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Thailand's Thaksin prepares for war
By John Cole and Steve Sciacchitano

Newly appointed Thai Minister of Defense Air Chief Marshal Sukampon Suwannathat is quietly planning to activate a new "war room", or secretive unofficial command center, to direct mass pro-government "red-shirt" demonstrations planned for the coming months, according to senior Thai military sources familiar with the situation.

The war room, created at the direction of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, will become operational by June, the same sources say. The senior military sources say that Thaksin, who lives in self-exile in the United Arab Emirates, ordered that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, his younger sister, be kept in the dark about the war room's creation so that she may honestly deny its existence if questioned by the press.

Whether the announced red-shirt demonstrations are planned to ....
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http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_ ... 8Ae03.html
The article continues with background info of a coup and aborted coup in the last ten years and what may be coming.

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If I can catch a breather from homework I think I'll start on the Hunger Games series. I also bought The War after Armageddon on a suggestion from a good source but I haven't had the time to crack that one either


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I am very tempted by the "Hunger Games" except it was written for kids like Harry Potter. WAA was very good, not as good as Peter's "Red Army" but good.

Right now I'm reading King's 11/22/63

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I am very tempted by the "Hunger Games" except it was written for kids like Harry Potter. WAA was very good, not as good as Peter's "Red Army" but good.

Right now I'm reading King's 11/22/63


The Hunger Games was good. It's an easy read. It was perfect for a week long trip I took to a shithole where I just stayed in the hotel. Didn't require any thinking, but pretty damn good. Didn't like the third one nearly as much, but overall they are worth it.

Now reading a Zombie apocalypse book. Can't remember the name and my Fire is downstairs.

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