For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
ok but too short for a decent book summary. (not sure why audible requires a review to be at least 20 words so typing more :)
Considered one of the most inspiring books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has guided generations of readers for the last 25 years. Presidents and CEOs have kept it by their bedsides, students have underlined and studied passages from it, educators and parents have drawn inspiration from it, and individuals of all ages and occupations have used its step-by-step pathway to adapt to change and to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
this is better than nothing but felt like it is too short. one of most frustrating parts is random lists that start with like #5 or #8.. example: was listening to book material than he randomly says #5 (as #5 in a list of things, not a chapter); however #1-4 were never mentioned - I relistened those areas 3 times and still did not find the missing points... other than that it's okay summary, wish it was a bit deeper (what is needed is a 40 page summary of 400 page book, not 3 page summary..)
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Zen To Done (ZTD) is a system that is at once simple, and powerful, and will help you develop the habits that keep all of your tasks and projects organized, that keep your workday simple and structured, that keep your desk and email inbox clean and clear, and that keep you doing what you need to do, without distractions. This book was written for those who want to get their lives organized and actually execute the things on their to-do list by changing existing habits.
material is great, but you will be able to better understand it after reading (or at least getting very familiar with David a
Allen's GTD). it does address some of the key concerns i had with regular GTD and makes it a bit simpler to implement. the key important thing missing in ZTD from GTD is the "next action" concept I found very useful in GTD
The companies that Google Ventures invest in face big questions every day: Where's the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your ideas look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution to a problem? Business owners and investors want their companies and the people who lead them to be equipped to answer these questions - and quickly.
great book overall. can be a bit too dense for audio. take lots of notes
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.
I liked the author's talks on motivation and have lots of respect, and was really excited to listen to this book, but honestly was disappointed.
Concepts seem to be useful, but they are given unnecessarily fancy sounding names, which could easily be renamed to smth simpler and more memorable.
Poor structure of book - jumping back and forth to loosely related and poorly named concepts usually without good connected progression, which ultimately can create a "soup" in listeners / readers head.
Difficult to follow, especially on audio when author constantly gives numbered lists (which I actually like), but you only know its a numbered list when he says 3 or 4 (it was not clear some list is upcoming) - if you are taking notes it gets very confusing and you waste time relistening..
I like scientific books, but this one has too much emphasis on proceas / methodology where in many cases what reader wants to know is the key result / findings.