Archive for the ‘Book reviews’ Category

Welcome to your brain

August 1st, 2011 by Slabs 0

An easy read and incredibly informative.  The subtitle is: Why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life.  One of the reasons I write book reviews and started a career oriented blog here is to make sure to retain my learning’s over the entire course of […]

Buzz Marketing

July 27th, 2011 by Slabs 0

This is a great marketing book that forces you to start thinking outside the box. Assuming you don’t work for a company with really deep pockets and you’re trying to launch a business on a shoe string budget, you have to be creative when it comes to marketing. I can sum up any business plan […]

On becoming a leader

July 14th, 2011 by Slabs 0

Written by Warren Bennis. You set the context. Refuse to be defined by others around you, current events / markets/ environments, or your own personal history. Define and understand what is truly important. Ingredients of leadership: Vision – a clear idea of what you want to do. Passion – love what you do. Integrity – […]

How to win friends & influence people

July 4th, 2011 by Slabs 0

The seminal book on understanding how to get along with people.  Written in 1936 and still every bit as applicable today.  Here are the key points: Don’t criticize or condemn other people.  Try to understand the other person and have empathy, no matter the situation.  Agree with them, recognize their feelings and statements, then move […]