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Stephen Covey: ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ – in seven paragraphs

1. Ever since I completed my degree in Stating the Bleeding Obvious from the highly prestigious University of Utah, I’ve worked with people in business to achieve synergetic outcomes during holistic paradigmatic shifts. The overarching lesson I’ve extracted from this … Continue reading

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EL James: ‘Grey’ – in seven paragraphs

I wake up in a sweat colder than the inside of my luxury AEG freezer, which cost $6,999. Damn, another dream about my Troubled Childhood. Probably explains why you’re only sexually aroused by nipple clamps and fisting, my subconscious chimes … Continue reading

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Kevin Pietersen: ‘KP: The Autobiography’ – in seven paragraphs

We need to talk about Kevin. Specifically, we need to talk about all the times Kevin has been persecuted and victimised by the powers that be in English cricket, who exist for the sole purpose of ruining Kevin’s life. Kevin … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins: ‘The God Delusion’ – in seven paragraphs

When one thrusts forward into darkness with his twin blades of reason and logic, it becomes obvious that holding religious faith is as morally reprehensible as paedophilia. Unless of course you are a moron, in which case I pity the … Continue reading

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The 2015 General Election Campaign – in seven paragraphs

Introduction The most positive appraisal of this election campaign I can muster is that it has been completely pointless. For every gimmick, giveaway and gaffe; every pledge, platitude and plea: nothing has changed. Labour and the Conservatives, the two parties … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Lean In’ – in seven paragraphs

1. It wasn’t easy single-handedly transforming Google from an obscure start-up in 2001 to a multi-billion dollar behemoth in 2004, which is when I got pregnant with my first child. “Don’t worry,” said Sergey and Larry when we touched base … Continue reading

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Tony Blair: ‘A Journey’ – in seven paragraphs

1. Until 1994 I’d never really had leadership ambitions: I’d always assumed Gordon Brown would one day lead the Labour party, not me. Then our leader John Smith died. My editors have suggested that I “sex up” these early chapters … Continue reading

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