I’m slowly getting caught up on all my book reviews from the past two months. Here are three more reviews. Each of these books were very short.
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer was a book I stumbled on while looking for something else. It was a nice find. Kaizen is a Japanese term for continual improvement.
Continual small steps are the core to Kaizen and each chapter is broken down into an application of that philosophy. The chapter Take Small Actions advises us to “take steps so small they seem trivial or even laughable” and the result is “you’ll sail past obstacles that defeated you before.”
Because I liked the One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, Amazon recommended I read a short fable about a monk.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma was a type of book that I never read, but I’m glad I did. It was a story follow-up to some of the concepts in the Kaizen book. Although the book was a little too new age in parts, it did have some words of wisdom.
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin is a book you should read if you are considering quitting something. It helps you figure out when to dig deep and power on and when to change focus and move on to something else.
if you ever get a chance to see Robert Maurer speak, he is awesome. Very engaging, and passionate about his work. good stuff.