The author says that your ability to survive and thrive in new the worlds depends on six “essential aptitudes”:
1. Design (beyond function)
2. Story (beyond argument)
3. Symphony (beyond focus)
4. Empathy (beyond logic)
5. Play (beyond seriousness)
6. Meaning (beyond accumulation) Continue reading Book Giveaway #76: A Whole New Mind
“Every company would like to be best at something, but few actually understand – with piercing insight and egoless clarity – what they actually have the potential to be the best at and, just as important, what they cannot be best at. And, IT IS THIS IS DISTINCTION that stands one of primary contrasts between the good-to-great companies”. Continue reading Book Giveaway #75: Good To Great
EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS has three components:
1. Actions that move you closer to your ideal results.
2. Actions that will most likely take you out of your comfort zone.
3. Consistent effort over an extended period of time (regardless of your results along the way). Continue reading Book Giveaway #74: The Miracle Equation
“I became intrigued by people who had unearthed their true calling, or at least those who were willing to try. Those who fought with the seduction of money, intensity, and novelty, but overcame their allure. THOSE WHO BROKE AWAY FROM THE CHORUS TO LEARN THE SOUND OF THEIR OWN VOICE.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #73: What Should I Do with My Life?
Alibaba.com. Revenues (US$56 billion, 2019)
Founder: Jack Ma, poor at Math, failed twice at university, finally managed to become (a very good) English Teacher – which opened doors for him to travel – traveled to USA – saw a computer connected to Internet. Became one of the first Internet commerce entrepreneurs in China and the rest is history. Continue reading Book Giveaway #72: Alibaba’s World
“So there can be a miracle ONLY WHEN YOU ARE WILLING TO RECEIVE THAT MIRACLE, and I assure you that a miracle can take place, when you are willing to receive it, when YOU ARE WILLING TO LOOK AT THINGS REALLY AS THEY ARE.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #71: On Self-Knowledge
‘KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money. Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that “knowledge is power.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #70: Think & Grow Rich
The author’s claim to fame is that he sold his startup in 1998 for $265 million to Microsoft. Next year, he joined Zappos (online shoe retailing) as an adviser / investor before becoming the CEO. After a decade, Zappos was acquired by Amazon at around $1.2 billion valuation. Continue reading Book Giveaway #69: Delivering Happiness
Alvin Toffler started explaining about the “PROCESS” of change in his first book “Future Shock” (1970). He followed by detailing the “DIRECTIONS” of change in his next book “The Third Wave” (1980). Finally, he completed the trilogy with this book “Powershift” (1990) talking about “CONTROL” – about control structures and who will control what, Continue reading Book Giveaway #68: Powershift
“Once YOU LET THAT CONSCIOUS VOICE take over your life, THAT DEEP WISDOM THAT IS QUITE AWARE and knows what’s right for you, then you will discover your greatness. It’s an invisible force that lies deep within you., the person you know you really are. IT IS THE PERSON that most of us never let the other people see.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #67: Who Says You Can’t Do?