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weewooweewoo  ·  932 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: February 29th: What are you reading this week?

If it makes you feel better, I'm reading the 7 Habits of Effective People right now, and Choose Yourself is on my list of business books to read as well. What do you think I should send in my email?




goobster  ·  931 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not sure you want to be on his mailing list, so I wouldn't send him anything. Just read the book.

He has some interesting "idea generator" ideas, but you need to read through the first parts of the book to get them, in context, and get something valuable from the ideas he presents. It's all context.

And it is a fun read. Light, quick, conversational. Read it. Should be a bit of freshness after 7 Habits.

I also make sure to pick up a Seth Godin book any time I see one, flip to any page, and read for two or three pages. He is so consistently refreshing, eye-opening, and clearly spoken, that it would be hard to NOT get anything from his books.

I see them on friends shelves, pick one up, read a couple of pages, and they offer to loan it to me. "Nah.. thanks. I've read it. Just like reminding myself of how he writes and his clarity of expression."

bhrgunatha  ·  932 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm re-reading 7 Habits for the second time.

Can't really criticise the main points, but he throws in a lot of (repetitive) chaff too. The first read I think I was more malleable to a lot of those extras, but this time I'm a bit more critical and take a much higher level view.

Still, it's a great book and very much better than the shelves full self-help dross. I'm enjoying it again. Plenty in there to think about.