Thursday 18 June 2015

Book Review: The Test of My Life

The Test of My Life is an autobiography of Yuvraj Singh, who is not only known as fighter Indian cricketer but also the one who fought against deadly disease of cancer. This book describes the story of both these aspects of Yuvraj's life. Book begins with his childhood at Chandigarh and ends with his resuming of cricket post his chemotherapy. On the way, it delves in detail on days of world cup 2011 and the chemotherapy at Indianapolis. It is truly a motivational book on how one can fight against tough challenges and continue to pursue his/her passion. It's highly recommended to everyone!

Sunday 7 June 2015

Book Review: You can sell

Written by Shiv Khera, this book is a how-to book for a sales professional. The book contains many examples from the areas of life insurance selling and vacuum cleaner selling. Still it is a useful resource for anyone desirous of selling ideas, solutions or services. Written in simple language, this book is quite readable and motivational. It covers entire sales process and provides detailed-level guidance for each stage of sales process. It also covers related areas such as goal setting and time management. Would recommend it to every aspiring sales professional.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Book Review: Flow

Flow is defined as the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it. It is one of the key concepts in positive psychology. Developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and his colleagues starting in 1980s, a lot of research has been done to explore how flow happens in various domains such as sports, education, work and leisure. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has presented this research in this book in a language that can be understood by laymen like us. Though the book runs over some 300 pages, it takes time to read and absorb the concepts discussed in this book. A recommended reading for a person who is interested in positive psychology.