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10 Exceptionals Books about Productivity and Creativity in a Glance

So I just finished the Productivity & Effectiveness category of my crazy Personal MBA Challenge. Here is the list of the ten books with a quick resume and what I think about it so you can know in a glance if this book can be helpful for you 😉 .

 

Creativity

The Creative Habit - Learn it and use it for life

One Sentence Summary:

Creativity is learned, nourished and maintained; for inspiration to flow through us and spring forth from the mind, you must prepare, have rituals that invoke it, to know our creative DNA – what we are made for, use our memory and connect disparate things with each other, organize work documents so that we always know where to find them, know how to scratch the surface of things to extract the essential, use the accidents and incidents that that appear in our life, have an idea-base which serves as a backbone for our creation, use our talents wisely, recognize roadblocks and the moments that overtake us, know how to fail, and pace ourselves over the long term – to the very end.

Strong Points:

  • Good book, in which the pleasant format judiciously adds value to the contents.
  • Packed with ideas, tricks and ways to develop and maintain creativity.
  • Full of practical exercises and practially inexhaustible.
  • Twyla Tharp tells us about numerous relevant personal experiences

Weak Points:

  • A bit too much emphasis on purely artistic creativity.
  • Some passages are not believable showing a certain lack of scientific knowledge in the author.
  • Book is a bit too packed and crowded at times.

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8 Books for Giving that will Change a Life

The love of books, or the love by books...

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Whether it’s for Christmas, birthday, a special event or just for pleasure, a book is an original and exciting gift with the potential to completely change the life of the person you give it to. Few things can boast such possibility and at such modest cost. But it is difficult to find that rare pearl in the maze of bookstores and libraries, so I am offering you a selection of mind-blowing, rare and demanding books, all of which transformed the way I look at the world. Look for the one that will best suit the person you love or appreciate – or the one that is likely to get them to give up their bad habits 😉 .

Here is a list of each of the books, the critiques and my notes are lower down on the page:

  • For learning to read books in another language

1 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

  • Well being and happiness

2 – Being Genuine: Stop being nice and be real! by Thomas d’Ansembourg

  • Entrepreneurism, work and success

3 – Living The 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More by Richard Koch

4 – The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

  • Finances et Money

5 – The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley et William D. Danko (1998)

  • Health

6 – Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman

7 – Anticancer by Doctor David Servan-Schreiber

  • Seduction

8 – The Game by Neil Strauss

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