ShelfTaught

Crowdsourcing wisdom through book recommendations 📚

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ShelfTaught is for sharing books in your areas of interest, being recognized for your expertise, and connecting with others.

It's for finding books and people in niches you want to learn about; powered by expert rank, not popularity (see maker's comment).

What are the best books to learn about B2B, or sales or B2B & sales? Ask ShelfTaught

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26 Reviews5.0/5

Brilliant idea come to life. The website is easy to navigate while the design is clean and aesthetically pleasing. The bookshelves are such a helpful way of organising and listing what you've read. Looking at other people's bookshelves is a fun way of finding what's good to read. I like that I can follow different people and the categories that I am interested in. It is both educative and enjoyable. A website for the personal and the processional.

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Awesome concept and beautiful execution

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Can't be blamed

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Carey BuchananPsychotherapist

This is a site I’m excited to use in my personal and proffessional life. I would highly recommend it.

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Well designed and easy to use

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None at present

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Jono Child
Maker
Finance and Strategy analyst - Uniplaces
Thanks @Carey - Keep reading and adding that content
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Definitely a smart idea, and it is also very easy to use

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I'm a scholar and for me ShelfTaught it's great to look for "non-academic" books that I won't find with traditional academic research tools

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None

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Jono Child
Maker
Finance and Strategy analyst - Uniplaces
Thanks for the feedback @Augusta
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Really great product to help expand my reading. Great to be able to discuss and understand how other people view the same text.

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Community driven which allows for passionate debate

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Nothing notes

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Simple, Effective, Useful. Beautifully presented and aesthetically pleasing - a winner!

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Finally a place to keep track of the books I'm reading and get inspiration from other like minded people!

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None

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Jono Child
Maker
Finance and Strategy analyst - Uniplaces
Thanks for the feedback
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Nick Msoftware developer

The idea is amazing, and I'm going to use this. Though, I have an issue with how limited the search system makes me feel. The tags don't entirely reflect what's available on the site, and if a tag doesn't exist it makes me think that no one has submitted anything related to it. Otherwise, good app. Keep working on it!

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Find the resources you need from the recommendations of others. Something I would have liked when I was first starting to learn to program

Cons:

Not a very fluid search experience

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Duncan Garde
Maker
Founder at ShelfTaught.com
Hey thanks Nick, for the positive and also useful feedback, always looking to find ways to improve :). It took me a while to find resources when I was starting out programming too! We'll have to think about how to widen the search experience. Maybe something so that when you search for a tag it might give other tag suggestions if the one you're looking for isn't found? If that's not what you mean any bright ideas welcome :).
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Federico Maboko FontanaGraduate Trainee @ Veolia UK&I

The idea is brilliant and it's out there, it's now a matter of contributing to expand the shelf!

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Simple and easy while being a powerful resource for finding the right book at the right time

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None so far

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If you are a good reader, this site will be a fit for purpose!

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It is very userfriendly and well designed. I am looking forward using it regularly!

Cons:

As the community around it grows it will be a more useful platform.

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Jono Child
Maker
Finance and Strategy analyst - Uniplaces
Thanks @Aatol - you are correct - community growth is the key, any ideas on how to continue to expand this?
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Joanne MagnoliaMedical Doctor

General knowledge is a fading art, and reading books is being replaced by clickbait and soundbites. This website lets you feel like you're investing in your intellect and you avoid trying to figure out which is the best resource by scrolling through Amazon reviews

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Love the opportunity to feel like an expert in anything.

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So much choice, I get sucked in!

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It's cool to use people-driven recommendation platform when everyone around is building AI-driven stuff.

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Nice design, interesting concept

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None

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