Self Help (76)

  • The Power of Habit

    By: Charles Duihigg   

    Pages: 400

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 27th Mar'2019

    Brief review: It's an amazing book. In this highly researched book, Charles Duhigg makes a strong case about the impact our habits can have on our lives; both positive and negative. The author doesn't just talks about personal habits but also about how organisations can rise and fall due to its habits & culture. You will be surprised to know how multinational companies are taking advantage of shoppers habit to sell more, how routine checks can avoid dangerous mistakes in hospitals and how a simple break in between work can increase your weight. A few concerns were; the examples and stories were quite long and a few chapters seemed repetitive and boring. Still, I would highly recommend this book.

  • Ikigai

    By: Héctor García & Francesc Miralles   

    Pages: 208

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 23rd Mar'2019

    Brief review: Ikigai is a Japanese word which stands for - a reason for being, living joyfully, having a sense of purpose and a feeling of well-being. While it may sound like a routine book giving lecture on how to live, it is not. It is far more enlightening. The book is full with real life stories which will touch your core. Authors have been able to decode the  essence of Ikigai and put forward simple ways by which all of us can follow its principles. Reading this book will make you re-look at your life. Your perspective and definition of success and happiness will change and you will definitely get a few tips to correct things which may not be going right for you.  A short book with a long shot.

  • Life’s Amazing Secrets

    By: Gaur Gopal Das   

    Pages: 208

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 15th Mar'2019

    Brief review: Gaur Gopal Das has an outstanding ability to give simple solutions to daily life problems by giving brilliant examples which are easy to relate. The book is an easy read. Even if you read it with no preconceived notion, it will surely give you some good insights on strengthening personal relationships, looking at things from a different perspective and how to live a life without stress. The quotes in the beginning of each chapter are very powerful. The book is set in the background of the author talking to his wealthy friend while stuck in traffic on Mumbai roads. While the authors's sharing of experiences are good, I found the other characters in the book not very impressive. 

  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

    By: Richard Carlson   

    Pages: 204

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 3rd Mar'2019

    Brief review: In this no nonsense book, Richard Carlson provides 100 life lessons which are simple, practical and can be applied by everyone. There are very books which contain so much of wisdom in so little words. We know it all and yet most of us never implement them in our daily lives. This book will change your life if you can make small changes in your thought process, attitude, belief system and approach toward environment around us.

  • Chasing Daylight

    By: Eugene O' Kelly   

    Pages: 201

    Inspiration, Self Help

    My recommendation: 7 / 10

    Date read: 14th Jan'19

    Brief review: Eugene O'Kelly was the CEO of KPMG when all of a sudden he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He was given just 3 months to live. He was just 53 years of age. Between his diagnosis and death, he wrote this inspirational memoir reflecting upon his life and forthcoming death. The most profound statement he makes in the book is, 'I worked hard and planned all my life for a happy retirement life which never came'.  He coins the word 'unwinding' from relatives, friends and colleagues before he leaves the world. A good read to reflect upon our own lives.

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