‘Who will cry? When you die’ by international bestseller author Robin Sharma
The punchline of the book "When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while your rejoice" is taken from an ancient Sanskrit saying. This book comprises of 101 vital mantras to prove the punchline truely accepted in your life.
Through this book I got to know how books play an important part in an author's life. Same way he is feeding his readers through this book.
It kept me holding through out the reading journey. No part is stretched more and very precisely 101 mantras are written.
In each of the parts, I found one thing common – quotes from the world's great thinkers. The author had used all the quotes very well in the appropriate place.
It might be possible that a few of those mantras had already occupied a room in your life but the rest of them are worth to dwell in life.
I think, anyone who could grasp atleast 20% from this book and formulate them in their life can add much more to their life.
An eloquent book, easy grasping, use of simple words and articulation is perfect.
‘Seeds of Success’ by Jack Myrick is a book which would take less from you and serves you more. A complete balanced story with lot more to learn.
The protagonist of the story Sam after losing his mother and sister falls into the pit of despair. He was living with his grandmother. His despaired life plunged into depression when the buisness had gotten very tough in Natchez. From his co-worker he got to know of being laid off from the job. This gave him a push in the pit of depression.
With the help of colonel uncle, who taught him the five seeds of success, he became the apple of his boss’s eyes by perfectly sowing those seeds of success in his life. The five seeds of success this book comprises of are-
Excel first, reap later
Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Work with a sense of urgency.
Be the solution, not the problem.
Never say “It’s not my job.”
The examples quoted by the colonel were powerful and the way writer has potrayed each character in few words is more than appreciable. If everyone has someone like Sam’s colonel uncle in their life, no one would feel down and rise up easily even he/she has been once fall down in the pit of depression.
Beautiful tale of Sam presented in a very descent way. The essence of love added more charm to the story. A book worth to read and highly recommended.
Most beautiful lines from the book- Life is all about people, and people are the real joy in life. Things were created to be use and people were created to be loved. But all too often we love things and use people.
‘Wise Enough to be Foolish’ is a fictionalized memoir that traces the journey of an Indian girl’s life, with all its challenges and delightful surprises, as she blossoms from an insecure child into a confident young woman.The novel deals with the adventure, laughter and heartache, as she balances her love life with her struggle for independence.
The story itself revolves around Gauri’s transformation, from a tomboy to a brave woman who marries, gets divorced & finally finds ‘magic’! Being the middle child is never easy and Gauri is no exception to this rule. She harvests not just courage but shows enough courage to prove the world wrong.She walks down the memory lane and talks about her childhood, her youth, her school life, college life, and career and about the many problems she faced during her journey of 28 years.She faced the problems head-on and carved out her own destiny. This novel offers you a look into the thinking pattern of girls and how they analyze a situation or a relationship, be it with their parents, with their friends or with their lovers and husbands.
This story of her life experience will surely inspire those women who are in need of moral support to take the correct path in their life. I would definitely say Gauri has been enough honest throughout her roller-coaster ride. The title is very catchy and suitable.
In Kaithali Street, the days get boisterous for Arjun with the arrival of an American researcher and his son – Mr.John and Julian John. Arjun’s friendship with the Yankee teen develops to tremendous dimensions through unexpected events of adventure and humor. While Julian John enjoys everything around him in the foreign land,with a tourist’s air of frolic.
Events take unexpected turns,separating the teens to the distant corners of the world.However, they are able to keep their friendship strong, despite the distance and time.
Synopsis lucidly depicts the tale.
A Kaithali Street Tale by Arjun Chandrashekhar is a story of two friends Arjun and Julian and their hangout tales in the street. I was back to my school days. I felt like I was reading a detailed chapter of my English course book.
There were characters whose names are in Tamil which often drew misconception and difficult to recognize till the ending. There were also some sentences and words in Tamil but the author has provided its translation too. It has the complete essence of Kaithali street. A novella of 96 pages where you can find a beautiful tale of true friendship.
It is a good book for school students who love to read and wants to increase their vocabulary. As good vocabulary is used by the Author.
I was always glued to fictional / non-fictional stories of love, romance, suspense and thrill. I never tried my hand at a Business/Strategy book nor did I wish to. When I got this book to review, I was wondering how could I review it, as it seemed difficult to even read. But I had to do it.
When I started reading this book, I was soon engrossed in it completely. I kept on flipping pages, time kept on ticking and I didn’t have the slightest idea of time and I completed it in a single sit.
Chanakya’s Seven Secrets of Leadership – Swami, Amatya, Janpada, Durg, Kosha, Dand, Mitra. There are Some salient features of each of this seven secrets of Chanakya’s; means secrets within secrets. This book dealt with real and inspirational stories of people who remained unknown to many. I was astonished to see how intensively one could write such a mind throbbing thing. Old stories have been taken from history to set examples. The language was easy to understand and far more to shoot your mind. Most of the examples were set on a great leader D. Sivanandhan.
As mentioned above it was the first time I was reading such a book, so reviewing this book like any other wouldn’t be fair enough. I’m just telling what changes and challenges it brought in my life.
– Be ready to accept the changes.
– Plan for the best and worst scenarios
– Always consider yourself a leader
– Make people feel happy and secure in your leadership
– To do leadership its not necessary to have the tag of a ‘Leader’. One is a leader in one’s own aspect.
– Accept your faults and be true to yourself.
– Think and put it on action.
– Stick to your goal.
– Sharing success and failure stories with others so that they can learn
– Listen to other’s stories so that you can learn.
– Leadership is making the impossible possible
– Keep on learning.
– One should be open minded and ready to learn from everyone.
– It is foolish to take everyone’s advice. This book is not only for the people who are in management and corporate world, but for everyone who is keen to live life and wish to attain success in every aspect of life. A book that would balance your mind and enliven your thoughts.
My favourite quotes from the book:
– “Common sense is not so common.” “Leadership is not by rank or designation; it is by attitude and competence.”
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