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If you feel like you need some motivation towards achieving things, perhaps you should take a look at “Personal Best”.

Personal Best

It has whole series of practical exercises you can do or help others do to get results.

What are you currently reading?

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So,  your in a book store and you see a book, but you think you can get a better price .. what do you do?

Well, you can try out the new neoscholar mobile device search neoscholar.com/mobile/

It’s a new product we’re testing. Ben and I both have an Iphone, so I want to be able to search book prices when we are in a book store.

Point your mobile web browser to neoscholar.com/mobile/ and give it a go.

What do you think?

We still need to tweak this a little bit, but leave us a comment here if you like it, want a change or think things could be better.

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Buying books online is pretty easy.

There are a few things to remember:

  1. Find/find the book you want (title, author or ISBN)
  2. If the price seems ok with shipping costs, purchase it (you may need an account)
  3. Wait for the book to arrive in the mail



Finding the book you want

Often searching by Title or Author is a great way to find the book you are after.

However, if you know the ISBN (International Standard Book Number), this will help you find the exact book you want.

These usually look like 0307353133 or 0-307-353-133

Often textbooks for university or school courses will list the ISBN.

Prices of books

NeoScholar book search automatically calculates the shipping cost to your country  through using advanced location technology.

This takes the hassle out of finding shipping costs and adding them to book prices.

Creating an Account

When you go to check out and buy a book, you will need to create an account. Don’t worry! This process is usually quick and will save you money if the book price is right.

Most online books stores require you to have an account before you purchase. This way, they can store you shipping address and contact details for future purchases.

The book stores we search here such as Amazon.com, Alibris and Abebooks all require you to create an account. It’s no big deal.

Just do it and you can enjoy.

Got any questions or comments? Just let us know.

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The 4-hour work week Don’t be fooled, the 4-hour work week has some great ideas. I had seen this book around for quite a while before I got my hands on a copy. A friend actually sent it to me when I expressed interest because he “was never going to read it again”. This book should challenge the way you think about your current job, and what your plans are for life. Some ideas I like from the book:

  • Why wait to retire before you have your dream holidays
  • Think about how much do you actually need to go away to live a different
  • What’s the worst that can go wrong
  • Why do you need to slave at work if your not happy
  • Are people really productive at work, or could they do it in less time.

The book go through a whole lot of tips and tricks relating to building online businesses and how to travel well but on a budget. I have read this book twice, even if you are happy in your job it’s a worth a read on how to potentially optimise your job to allow more free time to do things that you want.


While creating massive online profitable stores might not be for all of us, this book will change the way you think about your work and what you want out of life.

I recommend it.

And to confirm this “recommendation” by accident I found out that quite a few of my friends had also read it when I started asking around.


While I have not yet escaped the 9-5 (or more) days, this book has given some hope that my ideas and investments may allow me to one day escape working for someone.

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