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Review of Find Your Why by Simon Sinek

Find Your Why

Find Your Why is written by Simon Sinek, David Mead and Peter Docker. This is the follow up book to Simon Sinek’s best-seller ‘Start With Why’.  ‘Start With Why’ has the concept and value of purpose/Why at its core. ‘Find Your Why’ focuses on the steps that can be taken by individuals and organizations to figure …

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

subtle art

  “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life” is written by Michael Manson. Michael Manson hypothesizes that modern life makes us care about a lot of insignificant things by warping our values. Hence, we need to choose only what is important in life. This book will …

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

the 5 elements

What is the book about? “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking” is written by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird, both of whom are professors of mathematics, authors of many articles and books and recipients of multiple awards including excellence in teaching. There are a couple of hypotheses that have gone into the motivation for …

The War of Art

the war of art

What is the book about? “The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles” is written by Steven Pressfield, author of other self-help bestsellers like “Do The Work” and military history like “Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae”. His writing, in “The War of Art” …

The Power of the Other

the power of the other

  What is the book about? “The Power of the Other” is written by Dr. Henry Cloud, author of other relationship oriented bestsellers like “Boundaries”. His writing is non-controversial and easily consumable “The Power of the Other” is a book about how other people affect us and how our success depends on our relationships with …

Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World

Originals

What is the book about? “Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World” is written by Adam Grant, author of other self-help bestsellers like “Option B” and “Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success”. His writing is in the same vein as Malcolm Gladwell and Daniel Pink. “Originals” is a book about how we can all …

Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business

ego free leadership

Disclaimer: I reviewed the ARC. At several points in our careers, we have experienced the damaging effects of ego. This could have been your boss or co-worker affecting you or you affecting others. These  individual effects cumulate to reduce the organization’s potential and become part of the culture; which perpetuates more ego driven decisions. How do we …

Review – The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative

leader's guide to storytelling

 Introduction Storytelling is a powerful means of communication within organizations. This is the premise of the “Leader’s Guide to Storytelling”.   Stephen Denning has crafted this book on the following hypotheses. Organizations tend to favor the quantitative & analytical. While this approach favors the reasoning part of our minds, it is poor at changing our …