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The Saint, Surfer, and CEO

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Michelle Wright
This book is about determining what really matters in life- not money, not material posessions, but the real stuff of life. The main character meets with three inspirational coaches who each offer a slightly different perspective and different advice on living an extraordinary life.

Everyone should have this book
طريف
Oct 31, 2016 طريف rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
التقييم الفعلي: نجمتان ونصف

أسوأ ما في الكتاب القصة التي أُفرغت أفكاره في سياقها، كان بالإمكان إعطاء حبكة القصة المزيد من الجهد والإتقان وإخراج شيء أكثر إقناعًا وأفضل بمراحل، أظن أن المؤلف يعتمد على اسمه في تحقيق مبيعات عالية لعمل كهذا.

يدور الكتاب حول رجل تسوقه أحداث غريبة لمقابلة ثلاث معلمين، كما يتضح من العنوان، ليتعلم من كلّ واحدٍ فيهم دروسًا في الحياة والعيش بعمق أكثر.

أفكار الكتاب في العموم جيدة، مكررة لا جديد ولكن تنفع كشيء لإنعاش الذاكرة والفؤاد: التوازن، العيش بانسيابية وعفوية، الاستماع لص
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Ana
May 30, 2011 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. Sharma is definitely not among my fav self-help writes, yet this book left a great impression on me. There is just one thing I really don't like about his books..they all look alike. Oh well, at least I got few good advices form this one :)
Amy
Nov 05, 2007 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirit
This book was referred to me by my co-worker Rich. I totally enjoyed this book and hated to see it end. I liked it so much that I gave it to my CEO for his birthday.
Faisal ElBeheiry
كالعادة يبهرنا روبن شارما بإستخدام الأسلوب القصصي الرائع بدلا من الأسلوب المقالي السخيف لإيصال فكرة معينة، نادرا ما يستخدم كتابنا العرب الأسلوب القصصي، صادفت هذا الأسلوب و كان بشكل ناجح في كتاب واحد و هو "قصة الإيمان بين الفلسفة و العلم و القرآن" للشيخ نديم الجسر.
كتاب رائع قيمتة ب٥ نجوم بلا خلاف.
أعرف أن كثير من الكتب لا يصلح معها هذا الأسلوب و لكن الكثير من العلوم يصلح معها الأسلوب القصصي و بخاصة التنمية البشرية.
الكتاب لم يختلف عن الأسلوب التقليدي لروبن شارما في أن يرشد أحد من أسرهم نظام العمل و
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Ebrahim AlShakhoori
Another amazing book by Robin Sharma, in this book, he tries to answer simple but fundamental questions: ‘Did I live wisely?’ ‘Did I love well?’ and ‘Did I serve greatly?'.
This book, beside his other works are all about creating an internal change, which is "One single shift that takes place in a single second just might be all it takes to awaken a new reality for you"...
So, I would advise you start reading this book to "Give up the drop, and become the ocean"
Sunitha Prabhu
Nov 28, 2015 Sunitha Prabhu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is interesting and is easy to follow. The advice given by the saint, the surfer, and the CEO are simple yet profound. However, the dialogues appear to be staged with John asking a question, and summarizing the answer. Knowing oneself could be the greatest gift one could hope for.
Sara Jardim
Mar 16, 2016 Sara Jardim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me, definitely a life changing book, one I shall never lend to anyone...
As I will be returning to it... Over and over and over again...
I definitely aprove and recomend!
Margarida Duarte
Dec 25, 2014 Margarida Duarte rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's not my cup of tea...
Assel
Jun 14, 2012 Assel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good reminder of how to stay in sync with yourself
Ash
Mar 07, 2017 Ash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book many years ago and often find myself picking it up for a quick re-read when I just need that boost of inspiration or reminder of what really matters in life. It truly has become one of my all time favourite reads! Why this book is not a movie yet, I have no idea but it would incredible, the imagery would be phenomenal. Robin Sharma's style of motivational writing through fables makes all of his work so engaging, definitely not what you would expect. An amazing read, highly recom ...more
Cláudia
Nov 01, 2016 Cláudia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Não se trata de nenhum tipo de livro de auto-ajuda diretivo, com diretrizes para seguirmos que "vão mudar as nossas vidas". Considero especialmente cativante por surgir em torno de uma narrativa que inesperadamente, junta 3 pessoas com personalidades e estilos de vida tão diferentes, unidas pelos mesmos valores. De leitura muito fácil, é nessa simplicidade que nos passa uma mensagens também elas muito simples, para mudarmos (melhorarmos) as nossas vidas. (mais em: http://wp.me/p6Uv8s-IX )
Ashwini
Mar 01, 2017 Ashwini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I felt sad when the book ended. nothing more to say. period.
Hong Son
Feb 22, 2017 Hong Son rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cuốn sách rất đáng để đọc, vấn đề duy nhất là giọng văn nhiều chỗ hơi dài dòng, và một số chỗ hơi gượng ép khi lồng các triết lý sống vào một câu chuyện. Sẽ đọc lại lần thứ hai quyển này.
Saqib Shaikh
Good Book.. But if you have already read Who will cry when you die, A leader who has no tiled and The monk who sold his Ferrari then this book would be just OK.. As majority of concepts are repeated from those books.
Vibina Venugopal
Apr 14, 2013 Vibina Venugopal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robin Sharma has adopted the age old technique of conveying a message through stories like how our grandmothers used to do..I'm really not much onto self help book but this one takes your through the fictional tale that makes it readable..Jack Valentine is really going rough, nothing seem to work well for him, his job going through difficult time, he financially broke, his love life too seem to taken on a wrong path, she has left him for good to beat it all he is met with an accident..At the hos ...more
Luis
Apr 20, 2016 Luis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sharma is a very educated man that can compile a good amount of knowledge in fun and easy to read book. And if you read enough of this kind of stuff you can easily see the inspiration behind this book - Napoleon Hill, Eckhart Tolle, Stephen Covey, Brian Tracy and a few more that I dont really know their full works.
At the moment I'm struggling with the balance of being fully present and accepting everything the way it is, accepting that the Universe is a kind place and that everything that happen
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Perihan
May 20, 2016 Perihan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Karşılaştığın birisine gerçek bir gülümseme sunmak, o kişiye verebileceğin en güzel armağandır. Bir tanıdığına bir çiçek ve güzel sözler yazılı bir sevgi notu verebilirsin. Yeni pişirdiğin bir keki, komşunla paylaşabilirsin. Birini ise açık yürekle ve tüm dikkatinle dinlemeği de önemli bir armağan olarak sayabilirsin..."

"Aklıma Margaret Fishback Powers'ın ünlü 'Ayak İzleri' hikayesi geldi. O hikayede bir adam rüyasında, kendini Tanrı ile birlikte bir kumsalda yürürken görüyordu. Adam kumlara ba
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Chris Hart
After reading the first two sections of the book I took a bit of a hiatus, as I found it had been done better in other books to my mind, and I felt a little lack lustre about going on. But, I'm glad I did, because the third part of the book, ie. The CEO or The CLO, for those in the know, was done reasonably well and did feel motivating and uplifting to some extent. Quite simply written which is great for reaching a broad audience, but at times also frustrating as it also lacked depth in what wer ...more
Monique
Nov 19, 2012 Monique rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a simple way to open up your mind, heart and self to the world.
Shelves: spiritual
::deep inhale, then exhale:: What can I say about this book?...honestly, it opened up my eyes to things I already knew on the inside, but maybe just needed an external light to be shone upon to recognize. I've marked my book, written in it, highlighted it, tabbed it; I plan on keeping it by my side for as long as it's meant to be there. However, I could have greatly done without the ever-constant double explanations (I guess you could call them that) that made the book seem like it was trying wa ...more
Jiri Majer
Feb 17, 2015 Jiri Majer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me this is the best book from Robin Sharma. When I read it first, I liked it. But as I grow and collect more life experience, I am starting to understand it.
While reading it , I highlighted more than 80 quotes. I will share with you just those, where I needed really long time to understand them fully (at least I hope I understand them now :-)) and I consider them now really powerful.

“To have more of what you desire in your life, you must first become more of who you really are. To become a s
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Amna Hassan
Jul 05, 2016 Amna Hassan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب ممتع وجميل مليئ بالعبر. كل صفحة وكل سطر في الكتاب ذا مغزى ومعنى. وجدت نفسي بأغلب الأسطر وكان الكتاب وجد لأجلي. قضايا الكتاب تمس كل شخص من قريب أو من بعيد. تفصيل الكتاب مرتبط بثلاث عناصر أساسية القلب والعقل والروح. أحببت الكتاب كثيرا واسرني الكاتب بأسلوبه الشيق في العرض. جعلني اعيد حسابات كثيرة في حياتي وأسعى للأفضل لي ولغيري.


أسالة من الكتاب جعلتني افكر كثيرا ....

1. كيف كنت سأعيش هذا اليوم لو كنت أعرف أنه سيكون يومي الأخير
2. مالشيء الذي ينبغي أن أكون ممتنا له في حياتي
3. مالشيء الوحيد الذي
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Ty
Jan 19, 2008 Ty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book by Robin Sharma is a very slim volume, but i actually found it quite difficult to read. the writing put me to sleep almost immediately. i plowed through it and found it interesting in the end, but a lot of it is re-hashed (or perhaps the source?) from many other self-actualization, self-improvement authors. a good number of practical suggestions mixed in with some pseudo-mystical or pseudo-religious stuff. glad i read it, but can't really recommend it unless you are really into this so ...more
Kartik Dadwal
Every time I have to write a review for a book it is a mind-twisting time for me. I am reader, I learner and not much of a writer. I will be succinct. If you have already read a lot of books on how to better your self you will find a lot of information in this book to be on a similar line. In my opinion it brings more clarity and validity as it goes to show different individuals are stressing on few similar points about life - these might be worth exploring, or believing in. Take a shot at it.

Un
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Leslie
Jul 30, 2007 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a parable of a man in search of a happier, healthier life. He meets three different teachers who teach him to reshape his reality and access his destiny. It is a book that will make you think about your life and what is really important to you. Here is a quote: "And if your inner world is messy and unhealthy, nothing that you get on the outside will ever make you happy. On the other hand, if your inner world is healthy and complete, the simplest and most basic of things in your oute ...more
Andi
May 01, 2007 Andi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Soul searchers
I loved this book. It came to me at a point in my life when I was seeking answers to questions that I couldn't really define. This book speaks to being a better person, living with love, honoring yourself, enjoying life, finding your passion, and much more. I journaled on the side as I read it to help the concepts stick (and there were many). It was incredibly inspiring and I highly recommend it for those that seek self actualization and a peaceful existence.
Natalia
Dec 14, 2009 Natalia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Expanded on the concepts from "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari". To take from that review... this too is a lighthearted approach to a profound topic. A VERY EASY READ... but, I found to be very profound at the same time. Great starter books on a life-changing topic.... changing your approach to life to allow for greater ease (less pressure) and more happiness!
Arizonagirl
This is a self-help book disguised as a novel. It is full of wisdom, but sometimes feels like a collection of inspirational quotes. The book I have is a used copy by someone who truly felt that the book spoke to her as indicated by her liberal use of underlining and comments in the margins. It surprises me that she gave the book away, but it makes me smile every time.
Erin
Jul 14, 2015 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well - I'm not a 'self help" book person, I tried to keep an open mind. I liked the 3 different aspects of living a fulfilled life perceived in the book - and how the author blended them together as all being important. But it didn't grip me. There were many great quotes and a few thing I will try to be conscious of in living as a better self. I think many would enjoy this.
Alfredo
Nov 24, 2014 Alfredo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente libro, me encanta como usa las palabras, un libro interesante que no puedes parar de leer y que al mismo tiempo te hace reflexionar mucho, una forma de plantearse un nuevo comienzo, una nueva vida, con frases sencillas y profundas, con muchas citas y muy motivador, lo recomiendo ampliamente.
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Robin Sharma is one of the world’s premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. The bestselling author of
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,
Who Will Cry When You Die? and
The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO and four other books on self-transformation.

Robin Sharma is in constant demand internationally as keynote speaker at the conferences of many of the most powerful companies

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