The thoughts and tools provided within are key components to a successful life both at work and at home. Its power comes from applicability to almost any situation and showing you how traditional education and experiences are not always the best teachers of success.
Great explanation of some key principles within the framework we call life! As the author says in the beginning, this is not only a book to be read once and placed in your library, it is a book to re-read, and study for a lifetime of growth! I chose to get this book because my son's school uses these 7 habits in the teaching methods, and behavior modification for the students, and within his Kindergarten year I knew they were on to something great!
If you have a child in the US school system I would HIGHLY recommended this book as well as the Leader in Me program for the school!
I loved the lessons. It's a solid foundation for being a successful person. His narration though...all I heard sometimes was mouth noises and saliva....
"The more you know, the more you know you don't know"
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood"
These two quotes will stay with me forever and I have learned so much from this publication. I will continue to go back to this book for the rest of my life. Thank you.
Oprah fans, and HuffPo Subscribers
I would say that this book was a total waste of a good tree, but it's an audiobook. I had to listen to the author whine and cajole me into believing that I am a totally bad person, and not worth a pint of cat whizz. Unless, of course, I follow his dogma, and proselytize to everyone within earshot. It’s a balancing act between the obvious and the obnoxious. He also, in the early chapters, shamelessly plugs his own religious views, which I found pathetic. Verbal Vomit, at it's finest. If you want to read a self help book, that is actually based in science, try "59 Seconds" by Richard Wiseman. It is based on actual scientific research, not a bunch of fuzzy, small sample size, stories, and personal takes on character and morality. As Mark Crislip says, "The plural of 'anecdote' is 'anecdotes', not 'Data'"
I only read it to prepare for a two day company seminar. I am tempted to complain to HR about the religious proselytizing.