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Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

Welcome again for BookMattic's Thrilling Thursday Book Review of 'Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive' which is 3 days late due to the birth of my baby girl Hailey Aishaline Hutson who was born on Wednesday 18th of January at 3.50am Surabaya Indonesia time. She's absolutely adorable isn't she??? Welcome her to the world!
I hope you enjoy the review and pick up the book somewhere. Enjoy the picture of my daughter too!

Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive
By: Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin and Robert B. Cialdini

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'Yes!' Is a very persuasive book that is all about persuading people! If you want to learn more about how people are persuaded not just directly but also indirectly and some simple tips that you can apply for almost anything in any situation then 'Yes!' Is a perfect read for you.

The chapters in 'Yes!' are clearly laid out giving you 50 scientifically proven…
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BookMattic Poll - Kindle or Physical Book?

I've always wanted to know other people's opinion about whether they like reading on or holding 

a Kindle/Electronic Reader or a Physical Book

I'll tell you my preference if you tell me yours. I definitely love holding a Physical Book! The feeling just feels more natural and the smells of the pages are like nothing else in this world. 

Although I'd have to say that when going on trips, carrying a Kindle is much easier so that's why I have both. 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read Books Everyday - Part 2

I hope you all enjoyed 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Books Everyday - Part 1 and now for the second part as I promised.

As you may have seen around you that the majority of people don't read books everyday. I know our schedules tend to be busy but I think it's important for you to realize how important it is to create a habit of reading books everyday even if it's only for 15 minutes.

Here are the next five reasons why (in no particular order):
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Why else would we read if it weren't fun? Well, actually there are several reasons in this list. I don't think this one really needs an explanation. 
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The last five of this list is linked right here 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Books Everyday - Part 2

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It makes you wonder what kinds of things these people do at home during their down time. Do any of them read books or at least an article on their phone for a minimum of at least 10 minutes daily? Weekly? Monthly? Not at all?

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The Kaisho: Ruler of All Yakuza

Flashback to the 90's...



Remember when martial arts, samurai and ninjas used to be so cool? If you were born before the 90's then you know what I'm talking about. 









I can think back to my elementary school Halloween party where most of the boys that showed up were wearing a ninja outfit with flimsy plastic flying stars and nun-chucks. Some of the girls even came as a beautiful geisha in a homemade yukata.

Flash forward to 2017...
Although fixation on Asian cultures or martial arts aren't as popular as it was back then I still love reading or watching movies that center around that setting. I've always had and I think I always will have a fascination with the depth of culture surrounding Asia.

After all I did move to Indonesia and have been living here for the past 6 years. Time flies! Now onto the review for this week.

The Kaisho by Eric Lusbaster
Released in 1993

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