Books

 

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Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.     Vera Nazarian

Here I have written summaries of several books I have read and also attached the soft copies of the same click on the book to download.

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  1. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

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This book is about an alchemist who joins a caravan traveling to Egypt.Santiago meets an Englishman who wants to learn the secret of alchemy,or turning any metal into gold, from a famous alchemist who lives at an oasis on the way to the pyramids. While traveling, Santiago begins listening to the desert and discovering the Soul of the World. In this book he discovers love and passion

Read below and discover about the power of the world and that in life we get what we want and not by fate.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”  The Alchemist

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“Remember that wherever your heart is you will find your treasure”


2. An Enemy of The People – Henrik Ibsen

 

An Enemy of the People is full of sibling rivalry and bureaucracy.  Two brothers one a doctor and a mayor, conflict when the doctor discovers that the town baths are contaminated and he firsts involves the media into wanting to expose corruption by the government. His brother confronts him by terming him selfish, and and suggests that they solve the problems in a more quiet way.

It is the beginning of this drama that one of the brothers is name tagged “An Enemy of the People.”

“The Strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.”

Find the book below.

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3. The Radical Leap – Steve Farber

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This book is about setting a radical approach to leadership is an interesting and exciting story that engages readers to lead others with passion.

The setting begins at California beach where Farber has a strange encounter with a surfer Edg who, introduces him into extreme leadership,  a journey that he soon won’t forget. Along the way he learns what it means to take the Radical Leap ˜ Cultivate Love, Generate Energy, Inspire Audacity and Provide Proof.

This book is geared to business leaders at any organizational level who aspire to change things for the better.

I really enjoyed this book as it was really enjoyable as its authentic and very applicable. Hope it changes your life too as a leader.

“You’ve just had an Oh Shit! Moment, and it’s the natural, built-in human indicator that you are doing – or about to do- something truly significant, and you are -rightfully so – scared out of you’re guard.”

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4. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

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This is an interesting book, where the author  compares ‘his’ two dads in the aim to demonstrate financial success in life. The first father is his biological dad – The poor dad- while the second dad, is the father of his childhood best friend – the rich dad.

This book is about financial literacy through practical ideas than school acquired  ideas on how to get money. The genesis is after the dicovery of knowing they were poor when he went to school and his dad told him if he were to get rich he would have to work for it. The narration of his life in the book ends when he finally discovers’ his inner worth and changed his life forever having known his purpose in life.

He brings in the concept of risk taking and entrepreneurship, he also emphasizes on working to learn and not working to earn.

If anyone  seeks to have that financial freedom this is the book to read, he has written many others and on financial freedom but this is a great one.

“Money is a form of power. But what is more powerful is financial education. Money comes and goes, but if you have the education about how money works, you can gain power over it and can begin building wealth.”

Enjoy your read…

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5. Who Moved My Cheese? – Dr. Spenser Johnson

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Here we are.

Its a parable way of writing where Spenser Johnson woes the reader into a positive way of dealing with change. The story involves four characters who live in a maze: the mice Scurry and Sniff, and two ‘littlepeople’, Hem and Haw. These characters get happy and awe in amazement when they find a huge station of cheese. Its in line with this station that the theme of positively accepting change is brought about.

You will learn that change is good, and failure to embrace change you become extinct. Its about movement in a new direction in the aim to find new cheese, and letting go of old cheese.

Well this book is really short and I wouldn’t like to spoil the gist of it by pre-emptying its whole content.  So find it upon yourself to read and find out who really moved your cheese.

Download it here……

Who Moved my Cheese- An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Dr Spencer Johnson (47 pages)

 

“Noticing small changes early, helps you adapt to bigger changes that are to come.”


6. We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo

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Watch Out We are now sailing  into Fiction!

We need new names is the first African book I am recommending. The book has a setting in Zimbabwe and the narrator is an African girl – Darling who comes from a poor background whose father dies of HIV/AIDS. The narrator Darling, describes of her childhood experiences in her country until when she grows into a teenager and flies to America and to live with her aunt. In the states she embraces the new lifestyle and compares her life with that of her friends back at home.

The book I describe it as exquisite! It is full humor, life, reality accompanied by creativity to make the reader yearn for more and more. Reading this book I could relate to so much though the setting is not in my country. For instance, climbing trees and eating guavas , it brings out the magic of Africa, the post-colonialism in Africa, the new version of say not yet “uhuru“, (Freedom), the taking over of investments by Chinese.

Let me avoid to say much since its below here waiting for you to download…

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

 The humor though, no pun intended,here’s an excerpt.
“We all find places, and me, I squat behind a rock. This is the worst part about guavas; because of all those seeds, you get constipated once you eat too much. Nobody says it, but I know we are constipated again, all of us, because nobody is trying to talk, or get up and leave. We just eat a lot of guavas because it is the only way to kill our hunger, and when it comes to defecating, it becomes an almost impossible task, like you are trying to give birth to a country. “
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