My readings in 2019

As opposed to reading technical books, this year I focused on reading personal development books and entrepreneurship and success books. Most of the time I was spending my commute time in listening or reading the book versions.

The 7 Habits of Highly effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a self-improvement book By Stephen R. Covey.

I liked how the author believes that the way we see the world is entirely based on our own perceptions. In order to change a given situation, we must change ourselves, and in order to change ourselves, we must be able to change our perceptions. To summarize the entire book , I have put the points below:

  1. Be Proactive : in order to be effective (we control the situations)
  2. Begin with the End in Mind : Start with the end goal in mind (start with the end and work backwards)
  3. Put First Things First : Basically we must have the discipline to put the right priorities in our day to day actions.
  4. Think Win-Win: Try to choose or create a situation where both parties are mutually satisfied.
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: Listen first before seeking to be listened too.
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw
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Rich Dad Poor Dad

This book is a about Robert Kiyosaki and his story about his real father (poor dad) and the father’s best friend (rich dad) and the ways in which both of them shaped his thoughts about money and investing.

To summarize it:

  1. The poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.
  2. It’s not how much money you make that matters. It’s how much money you keep.
  3. Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.
  4. Financial aptitude is what you do with money once you make it, how you keep people from taking it from you, how to keep it longer, and how you make money work hard for you.
  5. The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind.
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