BOOKS of 2017 #1

“Skazani na sukces. Jak wytrenować swój mózg i zdobyć pracę marzeń”

Iwona Radziszewska

In general, this book is quite good and it is based on many motivation books that I read or I have them on my list. I have found many pieces of advice, but none of them are deeply covered. It is a good book to read when you want to remind yourself things that you have already read.

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WORK HARD!!!

Things like Randy Pausch lecture make me always think about my life and what I can achieve and how many things I can do during my whole life. Always after watching so influential TED Talks, I am starting to analyze my life and I am not focusing on things that I could have done differently in the past – I am thinking what I can do now and in the future to make my life more significant, meaningful and intense. I just need to focus on my goals and reach for ideas and things that are beyond my comfort zone. And what is the most important – I need to WORK HARD!!!  

About Motivation – Just Do It!

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I have found an article which shows 4 steps how to give yourself a motivation makeover.

Step 1: Find New Sources

You have to identify people who are talking about motivation in a way that is new  for you. The author described some categories that can help tou to find the right sources:

  • Storytelling – stories that will help you visualize your ability to reach your goals,
  • Performance conditioning – techniques and systems to create better habits,
  • Inspiration – people who achieved bigger goals despite tough life,
  • Nurturing – be positive, keep yourself upbeat

Step 2: Carve Out Time Daily

Use your time to get closer to your goals – this include mental conditioning, physical exercise, and a mindful review of your action plan.

Step 3: Create a Social Media Toolkit

Reprogram your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts to focus on motivational material, follow experts and read articles that are concerining your goals.

There is also a link to a motivation clip 🙂

Just Do It!

Step 4: Build a Support Team

Find people who you respect and admire and ask them if they can help you with your situation.

 

Below you can find the link to original article:

4 Steps to Give Yourself a Motivation Makeover

52 Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read

I have found this list of books worth to read – now I need to start to read them. I am always looking for books in English, because I really enjoy developing my vocabulary while learning new things and ways of thinking.

Right now I am in the middle of ” the 80/20 principle” by Richard Koch. http://richardkoch.net/2012/11/the-8020-principle-2/

Top 52 books (in order of number of recommendations):

  1. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  2. Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  3. Great by Choice by Jim Collins
  4. The Outsiders by William Thorndike
  5. Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
  6. Built to Last by Jim Collins
  7. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  8. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  9. The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey
  10. The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
  11. The Bible by Multiple
  12. Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  13. The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
  14. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  15. In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters
  16. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  17. The Leadership Pipeline by Ram Charan
  18. Management by Peter Drucker
  19. Leadership Is an Art by Max DePree
  20. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Louis Gerstner
  21. Leadership by John Wooden
  22. Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter
  23. Leading Changeby John Kotter
  24. The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
  25. True North by Bill George
  26. American Icon by Bryce Hoffman
  27. Lincoln on Leadership by Donald Phillips
  28. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  29. StrengthsFinder by Tom Rath
  30. Titan by Ron Chernow
  31. Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
  32. Global Tilt by Ram Charan
  33. Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  34. Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  35. The Strategist CEO by Michel Robert
  36. The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  37. The Will to Manage by Marvin Bower
  38. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
  39. Business Adventures by John Brooks
  40. How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
  41. Winning by Jack Welch
  42. The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
  43. The Power of Many by Margaret C. Whitman
  44. Taking People With You by David Novak
  45. Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
  46. Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
  47. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  48. Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough
  49. Only the Paranoid Survive by Andy Grove
  50. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  51. Give and Take by Adam Grant
  52. Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley

source: http://www.inc.com/grant-hensel-julia-wittrock/52-business-books-the-fortune-500-ceos-think-you-should-read.html

Internetowe Rewolucje z Google/ Internet revolutions with Google

“Use the potential of the Internet

Gain skills that will help you develop your company and career or just will widen your knowledge – from social media to browsers an much more.”

This course contains 89 lessons and each one provides a video with informations about one of the topics. It is always ending with a test that can show you if you understood everything correctly.

I need to admit that the form of those lessons is very approachable. Each lesson is based on experience of three companies: Chocolissimo, Oponeo and Pixers – emloyees of those businesses are showing how they are using the potential of the Internet. Beside that we are also receiving an example of an imaginary company and on this example the whole process is explained step by step.

In the end of the course I will receive a certificate and I can’t wait to have it on my CV.