Friday, May 30, 2014

Truths from Books - In a Nutshell

Givers - people who try to benefit others in their interactions - are the most successful people, since they create durable, career-enabling relationships.
- Give and Take by Adam Grant

Brands exist only in people's minds, which is why they have to be identifiable and differentiated.
- Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout

Stress-free productivity is a product of knowing your long-term priorities and breaking your near-term goals into actionable projects.
- Getting Things Done by David Allen

IQ alone is not enough to be successful and must be complemented by self-control, persistence, and motivation.
- Emotional Intelligence by Dan Goleman

After leading one of the largest companies for 23 years, Sloan discovered that decentralization breeds innovation.
- My Years With General Motors by Alfred Sloan

People are motivated more by meaning than by pleasure or even happiness.
Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Good companies become great by confronting the brutal realities of their business, finding out what they're uniquely good at, creating a culture of discipline, and building and maintaining momentum.
- Good to Great by Jim Collins

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