Book Summaries

Book Summaries

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The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work

Experiment 1: The Cookie Monster
From a group of three people, one is randomly selected to lead. They receive four cookies to share. Each takes a cookie. Almost every time, the leader took the remaining cookie. When a person feels powerful, they stop caring what people think and lose their sense of empathy, fairness and collaboration. It is not surprising, therefore, that CEOs consistently score lower on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) tests. Leaders must learn to let go of the cookie.

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Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt

The top priority of a manager is the performance of her people. A good manager is also a good coach: he creates an environment of support, respect and trust. Bill Campbell didn’t separate the working self from personal self. He worked with persons and acknowledged their emotions, struggles and professional achievements.

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The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

There is no point in dwelling on or feeling bad about the aspects of our life that we can’t change.
Who you are becoming is the single most important determining factor in your quality of life, now and for your future.
When you change the way you wake up in the morning, you can change your entire life.

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Loserthink by Scott Adams

Loserthink is about unproductive ways of thinking. In it, writer Scott Adams will show you how to avoid Loserthink and to become a better and more rational thinker.
Loserthink as unproductive ways of thinking. Even if you’re intelligent and well-informed, you can fall into the trap of loserthink. The book describes the many different ways in which loserthink can manifest and lead to suboptimal outcomes.

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