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Book: Outliers

Recently I came across this Amazon company named Audible. Audible sells digital audio books, TV Programs and magazines. To give it a try, as it was free for the first month or so, I downloaded it on my iPhone and was going through the various titles. And then, somehow, I decided to download the audio book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
Listening to a book is altogether a different experience. And to listen a book on Success and its various factors, requires thorough attention. It's not as easy as listening to songs on your phone.

Anyway, I started listening to the Audio of Outliers. The book was narrated by Gladwell himself. And I must say that I loved his book.
Gladwell is an amazing storyteller and he captivates you with his resourceful topics ranging from hockey players to plane crashes. If you thought that success is all about hardwork; then you're wrong. Success has various factors along with hardwork. It has to do a lot with your upbringing, the place where you're f…

Book: When Breath Becomes Air

I came across this book while reading Bill Gates blog where he shares the books he has read.

And then I ordered it and read it within 2 days. And I must say, this book left me in tears.

Paul Kalanithi, the writer of the book was a neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

I've always enjoyed stories from the medical field, about their training and about the massive work they have to do.

But apart from his medical training and the intricacies of neurosurgery, what catches the readers eye is how Paul tries to find the answer to the question about life - What makes this life worth living? Don’t think I ever spent a minute of any day wondering why I did this work, or whether it was worth it. The call to protect life—and not merely life but another’s identity; it is perhaps not too much to say another’s soul—was obvious in its sacredness. Before operating on a patient’s brain, I realized, I must first understand his mind: his identity, his values, what makes his life worth liv…

Book: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Just completed reading "The 5 second rule - Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage" by Mel Robbins.

I've stopped reading Self Help books since long. It's not that they aren't useful, but I feel that they're all the same. Ever since we had Stephen Covey, Napoleon Hill, Anthony Robbins and the like; every other book on self help are just the same things under different cover.

But this book caught my attention when I'd downloaded Audible on my iPhone and started listening to Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. This book was recommended by Audible based on my selection of Outliers. I just heard the sample on Audible and found the book to be interesting. And so I purchased the book on Kindle and read it on the Amazon Cloud Reader - don't have the Kindle.

The book is plastered with various posts across different social networks from people who have benefited from the tool i.e. the 5 second rule that Mel suggests.

Mel created…