Showing posts from February, 2021

Think Again by Adam Grant - Book Recommendation

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant examines the act of thinking and conversation in relation to the acquisition or relinquishment of ideas. In other words, this is a book that goes into what it takes to change or retain strong opinions. It also looks at what we think we know versus what we actually know. The author also extols the importance of flexibility and the merits of not being wedded to what beliefs we hold most dear as a means of evolution of self and organisational innovation. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE BOOK The author's use of research in buttressing his points is what makes this book intriguing. With various examples, he highlights what we stand to lose when we do not open our minds to new ideas. The book also lays out how to treat opposing ideas and ways of communicating with people who are attached to them. The writing style here is accessible and not stuffed with jargon. Anyone with a passion for knowledge would be able to

Chatter: The Voice in Our Head and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross - Book Recommendation

  Our minds rarely ever keep quiet. Day after day, it dredges up some past events or reminds us of some future. Some of us pay attention to these activities more than the others. Unfortunately, some of us also take these endless mind mutterings more seriously than we should... sometimes to the point of obsession. Chatter by Ethan Kross brings a topic rarely discussed to the fore. This is an audiobook that looks at the advantages and disadvantages of the voices in our head. It explains ways they can sabotage us and what to do when it happens. THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THE BOOK There is a good depth of research that seems to have gone into this book and it shows. I loved listening to the case studies and various other examples of people who were stuck on the voices in there head. It was interesting learning what those voices kept repeating to them and how it affected their outlook on life. The solutions the author proffers to the problem of overthinking aren't too dissimilar