Friday, December 21, 2012

Malcolm Gladwell

One of my favorite books ever is The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell.  It's about how all it takes are little things for results to change. You or an organization could be so close to its goal and achieving success, but it just takes one little shift to effect the change. Loved that book. Recommend it to everyone.

Malcolm Gladwell also wrote Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw. I read them all except What the Dog Saw.  Good reading, all of them. Helped me career wise and personally.

I read the other day in the UCLA Alumni magazine (I am actually an alumnus of UCLA unlike the University of Minnesota) that in the spring he has a new book coming out called David and Goliath. It's about underdogs and how they utilize their strengths to win. They don't try to be something they are not. He uses sports examples, business examples and personal stories. I haven't even read this and I already love it.  Been thinking about a lot. It actually helped me calm down at work. I have certain strengths and certain way of doing things.  I shouldn't try to be someone I'm not or change my approach to getting things done.  Doing my thing, has helped this week. I feel like I am back in control of my projects and that people understand what I am doing.

Minding my health and working is a balancing act. Busting my ass is a given.  But sometimes I need that little motivation or reminder that I'm the doing the best I can.

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