This is not going to be a traditional book review that gets published here but since I just finished reading the book, I thought I might as well post a blurb of what i thought about If God Went to B-school Would Love Follow Him There? by Anand and Mani Ganesh.
4 word review: Not worth a read!!
A paragraph review: While I have no issues reading the works of Chetan Bhagat inspired writers taking a shot at chronicling their college lives with love stories, acts of mischiefs etc. as a reader I expect some sort of newness and interesting insights. Unfortunately, this book has nothing new to offer except for the message that it is ok to not go after a corporate dream which too has been done in a rather hushed and unconvincing manner
As you can imagine, I did not intend to write a review for this book because for me this book does not deserve one. In anycase, the book made me ponder about a few things among which one of them is my purchase behavior when it comes to books. Well, that is a blog post for some other day but I ended up tweeting about it last night as well,
#notetoself Don't go by the titles and the price tag while buying new books. The price/quality relationship is rather strong in books
As for now, I just thought I will push this small review out and see if there are any readers who thought otherwise and I missed getting the message the book was trying to convey. More importantly, is this Chetan Bhagat inspired books about college mischiefs, placements et all doing the Indian book scene any good. More importantly, the authors here are your well educated engineer-MBA types and one would expect them to do better.
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Book Review: Magic Of Thinking Big By David J. Schwartz
Review of: Magic of Thinking Big
Book by:David J. Schwartz
Magic of Thinking Big is not about the wild chase of esoteric success. It is also not a collection of must-do-in-order-to-achieve-list. It is a project on thinking five times bigger of yourself than what you think currently
While I have read a number of self-help books in the past, I was not fascinated to pick Magic Of Thinking Big from the shelf. In my past experience with this genre, I find most of these books provide useful actionable items required to achieve the end goal. Also, in the books I read earlier, Success is one elusive goal the author tries the reader to reach. I feel that one of the reasons the reader never feels like applying the techniques is that majority of books fail to firmly state the necessary purpose before opening plethora of techniques to its readers.
Magic of Thinking Big starts by giving a narrative about benefits of thinking big in a way to not restrict success to a esoteric materialistic goal. The central point of the book is that while we see circumstances, talent and intelligence as essential elements for success, none of these are necessary. In his study of successful people, the only thing that Dr. Schwartz constantly finds separating successful and not so successful people from others is that these successful people always thought five time bigger of themselves and others.
The author of book makes the idea of success bigger by portraying success in prosperity, winning, leadership, freedom and respect. Dr. Schwartz has built a compelling case to cure from excuses disease & disbelief syndrome. The first thing, which sets apart Magic of Thinking Big for me is that the author took great care to explain the ‘why’ part for thinking big. The first four chapters are dedicated to the ‘why’ part that helps build reader’s confidence on the subject and familiarity with the central idea of the book.