I have great respect for Jimmy Carter for his role in bringing about the first peace treaty between Arabs and Israelis, they way he describes the existing problem and context of how they happened, helped me put of the news that I hear in perspective. .
When I got this book, I had some doubts that it won't be easy to follow. especially that I listen to my audio books while driving through the video game-like traffic of Beijing. But, I was pleasantly surprised to how easy it was to listen to. I studied.., or rather memorized many of these theories at school, but it was intriguing to hear how these theories came about. it is the story behind the theories, and the philosophical presentation of how the theories connected that was very engaging. I also loved how the narrators impersonated the accent of the scientist that he is quoting. i.e. using Italian accent when quoting Amedeo Avogadro.
the book gave me an impression that Bush had good intentions, and tried his best. it's just that his perception of what was going on, seems to be quite different from other people
Made me realize, that I'm capable of so much more that I ever thought I am. this life is our chance to get to discover who we really. Look in the mirror and meet...... "You"
I first thought this book will give me some strategies, and ideas about how to increase my wealth. but I was pleasantly surprised when I found that it give me strategies and ideas about how to "Think" and behave, becoming rich is just one of the many results that you can achieve.
I read many other books about leadership and influence that were written after this book, and I was amazed to find out that many of the modern ideas on leadership actually came from this book. this was the result of the intensive research that Dale Carnegie and his team have done.
An honest analysis of how people opinions are so easily manipulated. and how politicians see us merely as voters, and how they forgot that the ultimate purpose of governments is to serve the people, and not the other way around.
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