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Book Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People

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There was a time when I read an endless amount of Self help book and due to too much of quantity, my mind forgot to register its quality. Anyways, amongst all those books was 'How to win friends and Influence people' by Dale Carnegie.

How to win friends and influence people' is a quite simple book mentioning different sub categories to cater to all aspects of much needed improvement. Whether it is 'How to win people' or 'ways to make people like you', it highlights those things which are necessary in today's enviroment for an individual to develop these habits and style. This is a very small book and very impressive. 'How to win friends and influence people' might not give you a 100% result, but it will definitely show you your faults and areas where improvements are needed.

Some of the takeout from the book is as follows:

Be Genuinely interested in other people: Sometime we are so busy in our own life that we forget even about those people who a…

Book Review: Tough Time Never Last, But Tough People Do

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There was a time when I ended up reading self-help books one after another and this book was part of that phase. 'Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do' is a book by Robert H. Schullar. One of the motivational speaker and pastor in the USA, he is the founder of  Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California and helped many people cope up with the difficult times of their life. With his teaching and his own attitude towards life, he has come up with ways through which one can be tough enough to face those tough times and come out of it as achiever.

The book is for anyone with only 120 pages to read, it covers vast topics related to one's life and focuses on scenarios like a recession in the job market, financial crises, losing making businesses and many more. He often shares his own experiences and problem for people to associate with it. He himself had gone through tough times and sharing those experiences give this book a personal touch. Some of his teaching is wort…

Book Review: The Broker

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John Grisham wrote one of the finest novel and I have loved his work. Hence, I picked up another edition of his thriller - 'The Broker'. Based on the review, it sounded very good and secretive, but honestly, I didn't find it that good compare to his earlier books like A Time To Kill, Runaway Jury to name a few. The story starts with a bang, it instantly grips the reader with many questions. But as the story develops it reaches a stagnant stage where the reader (at least me) felt bored and lost interest. The only thing kept me reading was the big secret. Obviously I won't reveal here what it is. For that, please read 'The Broker' :D  

Broker talks about Joel Backman is "the Broker" who is one of the big broker-lobbyist in Washington DC, USA. He is well connected with  influential people within the government and made big money in a very short span time. Due to fall in some deal, he was convicted and pledge guilty leading to life sentence. Due to politic…

Book review: A Time to Kill

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I have heard a lot about John Grisham but never read his books. So after lot of waiting, I finally picked up one of his book name ‘A Time to Kill’. Set in early 1980’s in Clonton town in Ford County, Mississippi, a black man name Carl Lee Hailey is convicted for murdering 2 white boys for raping his daughter.

Two white boys kidnapped Taniya Hailey, a 10 year old black girl and gang raped her, abused her, beaten her and tried to kill her. In an attempt to kill her, she was found by workers and admitted into hospital. The county sheriff who is black find these two boys and they are put into trial. As the date of trial comes near, the father of the girl, Carl Lee Hailey carefully plan and kill those white boys in the court room. Carl Lee Hailey is convicted and he hire Jake Brigance, a young lawyer who practice law in the office provided by his retired but rich senior Lucien Wilbanks, to fight his case. This case turns out to be the biggest case of time and the whole state and nearby stat…