Sunday, June 29, 2014

Living in More than One World by Bruce Rosenstein

My takeaways from this book:

“The answer is to spread out your time and talents on more than one activity, and to live and work among different groups of people, so that you are not overly reliant on any one thing for your happiness, sense of worth, and so on.”

“The effective people I know,” Drucker said, “simply discipline themselves to have enough time for thinking.”

“The more worlds you inhabit, the more networking opportunities you have”

“Diverse interests contribute to being well rounded and make you a more interesting person. They stimulate your creativity, which nourishes and enriches all areas of your life”

“Drucker integrated his outside interests into the fabric of his life. His love of reading, his extensive travels, and the study of history, literature, music, art, philosophy, and religion were expressed in his writing and his teaching.”

“Being really good at something—providing a high-quality service or product—has to be at the core of what you do, backed by a solid set of personal values.”

“Microsoft’s Bill Gates has made profitable use of what he calls “think weeks,” when he goes away for reading, reflection, and planning. The point is to have time built into your schedule to get away from work to think deeply about where you have been and where you are going.”

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