Been some time since I updated anything on books.
Here is the recommendatino for the day - Read "The Art of War"by Sun Tzu.
This is a book that is super helpful in strategy creation. Despite being old, the concepts hold very true.
The next time you are called on to build the strategy for your company, read this before hand- and you could come up with some dramatically different things.
A book you want to absolutely read is The Seven Habits by Steven Covey. I am fairly certain most of you would have heard about it if not already read it. This is a book you want to keep in your book collection and read it every year (or more often).
59 Seconds Motivation
This is the time people set some goals & set their plans for the year. These resolutions rarely last more than a day. Richard Wiseman, the Author, has put together a compilation of various psychiatrist studies, that addresses the key challenges of how people see goal setting.
According to the author, most experts, (he would put them as "experts") sell the idea of "visualizing"the outcome and romanticize this. They believe that this leads to great results on its own. However, according to Wiseman, this is not true. Most studies reveal that in a majority of cases, people who look at this as the way, end up losing their way to the goal.
He suggests a few ideas that make the whole exercise relevant.
My opinion- I am not a big fan of the psychiatric studies and the way people tend to get lost in their own ideas. That said, a couple of them made immense sense to me. One was to look at any goal and breaking it up into smaller goals/ and to smaller tasks. Now that makes sense! What I suggest, is to speed read through the "heavy" stuff- and come to the exercise, which is a quick and easy way to put these thoughts into action.
A definite "should-buy" and for less than US$1 (Rs.48)... it is definitely worth it. Even for people who don't read- it is possible to finish in a couple of hours.
Here is the link - bit.ly/175QG5u
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Books are the life blood for development. With lots of books in the world today, it is practically impossible for anyone to read everything and make sense of it. This website is created with that intent to help people read books that are relevant and helpful.
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