Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sunday Plus feature

Sunday Plus has interviewed me for their Bookends section. This is a column where they get people to dish about their favourite books. Mine are:

1. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, which is a fascinating book about the endless adaptability of the human brain.

2. Leaving Microsoft To Change The World by John Wood, which chronicles how the charismatic founder of Room To Read left a cushy job to set up schools and libraries in developing countries. His approach combines the management style of General Electric’s ex-head honcho, Jack Welch with the compassion of Mother Theresa.

3. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. The author condenses information from the best business management books, adds his own irreverent style and sets it on fire with an irrepressible energy that leaps out from the pages. It has the ability to kick you in the butt and cause inspired thinking. No wonder it comes with a warning that says, “Do not read this book unless you want to quit your job”! This book opened up a world of infinite options for me – from creating automated cash flows to taking “mini-retirements”.

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