This is a very good book that works like a wake-up call..at least in my case. One big lesson i learned from this book is having secured & well-pai...moreThis is a very good book that works like a wake-up call..at least in my case. One big lesson i learned from this book is having secured & well-paid job won't make ur dreams come true. I really wish i read this book when i was in college i could have started some real planning earlier.
But anway, the books open your eyes on the importance if financial knoweldge and how it can help you to have a better life choice!(less)
This book was recommended to my freinds and I when we were in a private meeting with Waddah Khanfar, former General Manager of Aljazeera, so you can i...moreThis book was recommended to my freinds and I when we were in a private meeting with Waddah Khanfar, former General Manager of Aljazeera, so you can imagine how excited I was to read it!!
Luckily, it is one of the really good books that I have come across. Interesting and thought-provocative!
The core idea here is decentralized organizations or even sometimes "leaderless" organizations! vs. Centralized ones. The author passionately argues that decentralization (which is represented through starfish) are more powerful, sustainable and vital for future survival! He explains the five arms that compose that starfish in which each organization can adopt to move centralization to de-.
As I said the book is very interesting. I personally benefited a lot and started changing lots of the work nature in an organization that I am part of.
However, my major problem with the book is that the author is so biased ! I mean he desperately tries to sell his idea ! without really examining the concept and assessing it objectively to the reader. Many things didn't sound realistic to me. Also at many points, when he compares Spiders (centralized) to starfish, his implicit criteria of comparison are just not right ! I mean he doesn't compare apple to apple! A thing that makes him loses some credibility, at least to me. Other thing, the ideas are quite repeatitve, and some of them are already known yet the way there are put here is smart.
I still highly recommend it, and I have learned a lot as it triggered lots of interesting ideas in my head ! and I strongly believe in the starfish concept but not with the biased point of view of him!(less)
على الرغم من انني اشعر بأنني متشبعة من موضوع مشروع النهضة و اطروحات دكتور جاسم وكل ما يتعلق بها...إلا انني دائما اشعر بالرغبة الى العودة الى كتاباته ك...moreعلى الرغم من انني اشعر بأنني متشبعة من موضوع مشروع النهضة و اطروحات دكتور جاسم وكل ما يتعلق بها...إلا انني دائما اشعر بالرغبة الى العودة الى كتاباته كلما اشتقت إليه
هذا الجزء\الكتاب من سلسلة ادوات القادة هو الأكثر عمليا برأيي أي يغلب عليه الجانب التطبيقي اكثر من الجانب النظري على عكس الاجزاء الاخرى
لذلك فإن أي مؤسس \ قائد\عضو في أي منظمة سيستفيد كثيرا من هذا الكتاب
أسلوب دكتور جاسم واطروحاته شاملة ، مبسطة ، منظمة و منهجية لذلك يسهل استيعابها وفهمها و بالتالي تطبيقها
في هذا الكتاب بالذات، بدا لي ان دكتور جاسم كان يخص بانتقاده بعض الجماعات الإسلامية -المعروفة- وان لم يخص بالذكر احدا بعينه. لكن على اية حال كان استقراءه للأوضاع الحالية قابل للإسقاط على منظمات و مؤسسات كثيرة بغض النظر عن توجهها أو مجالها
عموما.لكل من يملك مشروعا-اي كان- ، او هو جزء من مشروع او يدعم مشروع..فعليه ان يقرأ هذا الكتاب
يارب انفع بنا الأمة ..واستخدمنا ولا تستبدلنا..واعزنا بالإسلام وأعز الإسلام بنا(less)
First thought: he really should turn all his books into Autobiographies!! I haven’t seen such an author who has nothing to do but to show off through...moreFirst thought: he really should turn all his books into Autobiographies!! I haven’t seen such an author who has nothing to do but to show off through his writings !!
Almost all the examples and stories in the books revolve around him, his inspiring character, his influence on people, his kindness, his brilliance, his bright soul..and the self-promotion goes on!
For this reason, reading this book wasn’t interesting, Yet, truth be told, he brings some beneficial thoughts and tips and many of them are practical!
Winning with people is a book that talks about the importance of having relationships in our lives and how significant they are to our success. Maxwell introduces you to a set of what he calls People Skills; a set of principles needed to be acquired in order to build and maintain healthy, successful and win-win relationships with others.
I found lots of those principles insightful and include great tips, others were so common sense ! but putting into perspective would make it really helpful!
Although the book is ruined by Maxwell’s unbearable show-off attitude, his way of structuring his writings is admirable! He makes it so easy for the reader to read, fully get and strongly recall the points discussed.
If you can handle such an attitude for a couple of hours, then I would recommend reading this book! (less)
Problem-Solving 101 is a must-read book written by a Japanese author. Ken Watanabe used to work as a business consultant at Mckinsey & Company, but then he shifted to the education field, specifically that of children. The book was written for kids but it turned to be an international bestseller especially for business!
The book is pretty cool, funny, simple and brilliant. It teaches you how to use problem-solving approach in everyday life. It contains lots of grids and charts as it illustrates the problem-solving tools given, lol not to mention the funny-looking characters scattered throughout the book. Also, it contains 3 interesting case studies.
As a matter of fact, I was taught all of those problem-solving techniques, in college, mainly to solve case studies and so. However, it never came to my mind that such techniques can be used when you wanna buy a new camera, for example, or decide to which school you wanna move to!
Truth be told, many stuff may sound common sense at the first glance and you may think “I don’t need to read that”. But belieeeeeeeeeeeve me it’s soooo WORTH reading. I can assure you that, along the way, you’ll find yourself learning new valuable things.
I don’t care if this book was written purposely for kids or even newborns; I’m definitely making everyone around me reading it :D !
Wow, that was SOMETHING!! That was one of most interesting books I've ever read!! It's exactly the kind of books that engages you in an endless tough t...moreWow, that was SOMETHING!! That was one of most interesting books I've ever read!! It's exactly the kind of books that engages you in an endless tough thinking session if you knew how to make the most of it. Simply, a brilliant book written by, about and for brilliant people.
How to think like Leonardo da vinci, is an excellent self-improvement book helps you to find and capitalize your unique creative potentials. The author uses a perfect example to boost his readers' eagerness and interests to discover what they once believed it never exists. The inspirational example here is Leonardo da vinci. A little tiny annoying question must be knocking on your head door right now… why specifically Leonardo?? Like any other renaissance man, Leonardo excelled in various fields. Nonetheless, he stood out in almost ALL the fields. His genius penetrated areas like; logical, mathematical, verbal, linguistic, spatial, mechanical, musical, interpersonal and social fields. And the list goes on.
The author begins with a brief look into Leonard's life and his main achievements in the first part of the book. Then he introduces the seven principles that contributed to da vinic's genius; Curiosita, Dimostrazione, Sensazione, Sfumato, Arte/Scienza, Corporalita and Connessione. Each one of these seven principles is discussed separately in a complete chapter; How da vinci perceived this principle, how it affected his mindset and how you and I can benefit from and practice such a principle plus a self-assessment quiz.
Since brilliance sweeps me away, I found most of the principles discussed are extremely interesting, the ones that focus on engaging the mind in more serious thinking and observations and improving the whole-brain thinking system. However, my interest had gone with the wind when some of the principles turn to discuss concepts like living the divine within and spirituality-related issues!! And that's in fact why I didn't rate the book 5 outta 5. In addition to that, I couldn't get Sfumato. How come embracing ambiguity and paradox can sharpen your thinking and life experience or whatever!! It didn't make sense to me.
Anyway, despite all the notions I didn't like, I still recommend reading the book. In a way or another, you'll benefit A LOT!
A good book provides you with different strategies and techniques that enable you to maximize your reading effectiveness and efficiency, not only in b...moreA good book provides you with different strategies and techniques that enable you to maximize your reading effectiveness and efficiency, not only in books but everything magazines, journals, websites…etc. The book is full of exercises in which how you can widen your eye span and improve your concentration. I believe that this book can effectively increase your reading skills and speed, but only if you made the most of it and practiced a lot. The interesting thing about the book is that it shows you how to calculate words read per minute, so you can track your personal progress from day 1 'till day 10. =========== And as we talking about maximizing reading usefulness, here are some of my personal tips that I'd like to share …..which I find it VERY helpful:
One: whenever you wanna read a book skim it first to see how many chapters or sections are there. Then make a reading plan, e.g. if the book contains 8 chapters, read 2 chapters a day. Don't start reading without knowing where to begin, stop or how many chapters still remaining. Always try to stick to a plan so you make sure you'll finish it in the perfect time. Don't let things flout up and think" whenever I'm free I'll read, whenever I'm busy I'll leave it".
Two: If you chose to read a lot of chapters a day, make sure you take few breaks from time to time, so your brain can absorb more.
Three: If you were reading for a long time like 4 hrs, try to change the place you're sitting in.
Four: browsing; I believe it's the most important thing. Make a quick search and browse the book, topic, author, reviews through internet before you read the book especially if it's controversial topic. And as for the fiction, if it's written about a specific era or events had occurred, skim it so you get a brief background before you read the book. And believe me it's very important, you don’t wanna find yourself in the middle of a book thinking " Oops!!... What are they talking about!!"
Also browsing after reading the book; as you're reading, always have a blank paper with you. If you found anything interested you or new terms for example; radicalism or sovereignty, write it down and browse it later. Just don't let it pass without knowing a thing about it. This whole browsing thingy won't take more than 10 minutes, but it has a very great impact on your knowledge. So please do it.
The last thing is reviewing & sharing; it's very important to write down whatever you got after reading. It will clear your thoughts and make the information stick in your mind. Sharing does the same thing as well, so you better to go and talk to your friends about what you just learned.
What I need to say here is that reading is a magnificent thing, MAKE the most of it. Whatever the thing you're reading about, even if it's something like how ladybug finds her way to home or how socks are woven, "every new fact will enlighten a new candle in your brain".
An interesting book introduces easy-to-follow mnemonic techniques that help you to enhance your ability to recall. It also provides you with 5 key mem...moreAn interesting book introduces easy-to-follow mnemonic techniques that help you to enhance your ability to recall. It also provides you with 5 key memory systems that enable you to remember anything you wish to. I liked the "Roman" memory room system the most, (briefly) it states that; whenever you wanna remember things, imagine a Roman-style room and start to fit the items you wanna recall into it…lol it sounds ridiculous but works nicely!
recommended for those who want straightforward routes to increase their memory power. (less)
Starting from the naïve socialization until sex discrimination, most women are way too far from achieving satisfactory successful career life. Lois F...more Starting from the naïve socialization until sex discrimination, most women are way too far from achieving satisfactory successful career life. Lois Frankel addresses in this amazing book, Nice Girls Don't Get The Corner Office, 101 unconscious mistakes working women do that sabotage their careers. All of these mistakes are results of being socialized with stereotypical norms and roles. Lois's main argument is that women themselves are the ones who carry out the whole responsibility. If they happen to be treated un respectfully or unfairly or even if they were perceived as weak and unprofessional workers, they are the ones to be blamed first.
Through this book, the author provides many tactics and techniques in which women can be more aware of all the subtle massages they receive every day from society and how to deal with them correctly and efficiently. By getting out of the girls ghetto, a woman can manage what she seeks out from her career. Moving from girlhood to womanhood is the aim of this book and NOT jumping to the men ghetto acting like if you are one of the dudes! In fact, that was what I liked the most about this book.
Honestly, I was shocked how very little unconsciously made up behaviors or words can negatively make a huge difference. At a workplace, the author covers EVERYTHING a woman needs to know about how to play the game, how to act, how to think, how to brand her talents and market herself, how she should sound, how she should look and finally how to respond, especially to gender discriminations and sexual harassments.
رحلة البحث عن الذات كتاب يستعرض بعض المحطات المختلفة في الحياة (مع الله ،العلاقات الاسريه، خطة العمل..الخ) والجميل في الموضوع انني قابلت احد الايام فت...moreرحلة البحث عن الذات كتاب يستعرض بعض المحطات المختلفة في الحياة (مع الله ،العلاقات الاسريه، خطة العمل..الخ) والجميل في الموضوع انني قابلت احد الايام فتاة تبلغ من العمر 19 سنة وفي نهاية اللقاء اكتشفت انها هي مؤلفة هذا الكتاب
كتاب جميل من أول ما قرأت من الكتب .. يتحدث عن مهارات تطوير الذات والاتصال اكثر ما اعجبني انه طرح لافكار نعرفها مسبقا سواء من العادات السبع للنجاح او غ...moreكتاب جميل من أول ما قرأت من الكتب .. يتحدث عن مهارات تطوير الذات والاتصال اكثر ما اعجبني انه طرح لافكار نعرفها مسبقا سواء من العادات السبع للنجاح او غيرها انما بمنظور اسلامي جميل(less)