"The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell explores the concept of how small initial changes can lead to significant results, akin to an epidemic. Gladwell introduces key roles that certain individuals play in social epidemics: Connectors, who have a wide social network, Mavens, who have deep knowledge of a specific field, and Salesmen, who are persuasive in their interactions. He also examines the importance of the content "stickiness" and where and how the message is passed, underlining the power of context in spreading ideas.
Wholeheartedness is hard, but not fully living our lives is much harder and much more dangerous.
This is a unique parenting book that I learned a lot from. It gave me a new mental model through which to view the abilities of children, and all people in general. Everyone is smart in different ways. This book does a good job of explaining this in a way that is easy to understand and apply to relationships. I highly recommend 8 Great Smarts for all parents.
"You won't find guilt or shame in this book. Instead you'll find encouragement and practicality as we continue our quest to travel the most excellent way." This quote from the introduction explains the aim of the book well. Love Like That is a fantastic book with practical tips and thought provoking questions on loving like Jesus.
A good friend gave me a copy of this book. The insights on developing and maintaining a proper balance between work and family are excellent.
This is the first Malcolm Gladwell book that I have read, and I loved it. The central focus of Talking to Strangers is trying to understand the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland. The book is heartbreaking and insightful. I strongly recommend reading it.
Paul's videos and books are inspiring to me and they have helped me make many significant improvements in my own life and at work. His company tour is one of my favorite videos and I've embedded it at the end of the summary.
Bluefishing exceeded my expectations. Steve Sims makes many key points covering topics of passion, relationships, career advice, learning, failure, creating experiences for people and customers, brand building, and more.
The author's stated goal of this book is to introduce you to a lifestyle of owning less, without letting you lose sight of the purpose for it. Mainly, finding the freedom to pursue the things that matter most to you.
This is one of my best books of 2018. Short but highly concentrated. Almost every sentence left me wanting to take notes. My favorite quote and key takeaway from the book is "The ability to connect with others begins with understanding the value of people."