What Makes Humans Different?

Humans

This is a question each child asks. What is the main distinguishing factor between us, the humans, and the rest of the living organisms, particularly the animals? It turns out that this difference did not originate from a single characteristic….
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A Summary of The Power of Now

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle, is a masterpiece in spiritual writings. The main theme revolves around one core concept wrapped with other layers of meanings. There are also several good summaries of this book available online. I thought…
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A Summary of The One Thing

For the past few weeks, I have been writing short summaries of some great books that can help the reader grasp the fundamental concepts within a few minutes. This not only helps a person who has not read that book…
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The Art of Closing the Sale

Here are I mention some of the takeaways from The Art of Closing the Sale by Brian Tracy. Developing a powerful sales personality: Winners always accept responsibility of their actions and are solution oriented. They are always looking to solve…
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The Lean Startup Summary

In his book The Lean Startup, Eric Ries introduced the build-measure-learn feedback loop as a guide for modern startups. Some of the key takeaways of his approach are as follows. Introduction Lean startup method: 1. Entrepreneurs are everywhere 2. Entrepreneurship…
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A Summary of The Obstacle is the Way

Ryan Holiday wrote a book The Obstacle is the Way which had some interesting points to note. A brief summary of the book is as follows. I. Perception: How we see and understand what occurs around us — and what…
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Nurture Shock

Nurture Shock is a great book for parents of young children. And I highly recommend it since the lessons learned through this book can go a long way in raising confident, well-mannered and persistent kids. Some of the key points…
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A Summary of Essentialism

Highest points of frustration vs contribution

In this post, I list some of the most important points in Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. If you don’t choose your priorities for yourself, someone else will do it. People are effective because they say…
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Capitalize on the Flow

Flow

During each productive pusuit, a zone is reached when we are coasting at our full potential and our interface with time and space gets significantly distorted. This is the flow zone that occurs often during some serious hard work or…
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