BR 84: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni


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Comments: This was the story of how a man-manager turned around an under-performing but team. This parable has a lot of truth in it and there is definitely something to learn from the approach.

Like all “good” books, the framework didn’t stand out. 🙂

BR 83: Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman by Richard P Feynman

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Comments: Richard Feynman narrates the story of his very interesting life. This is an exceptionally smart, extremely curious scientist who, aside from being a Nobel Prize winning Physicist, is also a part time drummer, painter and the like.I think there are a few nice things to learn from this book – especially Feynman’s strait jacketed approach to everything in life and his knack of figuring out a way to have fun.

A fun read.

Add on Mar 16, 2016: Years after reading this book, I’ve come to appreciate it more over time. What has stuck with me is Feynman’s learning focused approach to life. He was a master at picking up skills thanks to his openness and childlike curiosity. That idea is one that has stayed with me.

BR 82: Success Principles by Jack Canfield

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Comments: Very nice book for the wealth of stories. Lots of cliches but nice all the same. I don’t really remember many of the principles but as is the characteristic of a good book, there were many anecdotes that flowed nicely. I am realizing more and more that while many of these books are good on stories, they don’t do well in linking the ‘overall thread’ or message. And that’s exactly what was missing in this book.