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Book Review: Fix Your Problems - The Tenali Raman Way

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When I was teenager, we used to see this show based on Tenali Raman. Before the show started, I already knew many of his stories and seeing cartoon of same was indeed reminiscing childhood days. Now in adulthood, these memories fade away and you end up remembering stories of soap opera and comic character converts into superhero movies. Tenali Raman stories are very witty and smart, but you lose touch with the content and crux of character. 
Reading book like 'Fix Your Problems - The Tenali Raman Way' by Vishal Goyal in adulthood is not just an exercise to remember the past or cherish those movement' but also finding out solutions to our problems. In many ways, these small stories give us hint of how to find our way when we are faced difficult situation. During the period of reading endless heavy books with too much information and emphasis on how to live your life, Fix Your Problems - The Tenali Raman Way was a fresh book and reminder of how I used to love reading book wh…

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: Who will cry when you die

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One of the world renowned author who wrote best selling book 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari', Robin Sharma came up with another book name 'Who will cry when you die'. Though the name suggest something else (atleast that's what I thought), this book is completely self-help book. The author shares 101 ways to make your life happy and worthwhile.
Author starts with pointing out that, was our life fully lived? If we die today will there be any regret? A way to live and have less regrets when we die. These are 101 ways in which one can improve his or her life and get over those issues which troubles our daily life and people around you. If you have thoroughly read 'The Monk who sold his Ferrari', this book will be short recap of what we read, what we understood and what we agreed. Many tips / ways are picked up from his earlier book. 
For people who are reading this book directly without reading 'The Monk who sold his Ferrari', there are many great ways of…