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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Comment 1: "العادات السبع" أحد أشهر كتابين في إدارة الأعمال، وثانيهما هو "دع القلق وأبدأ الحياة" لدايل كارنيجي.يبدأ كوفي حديثه بالتأكيد على أنه لا يخترع العجلة من البداية؛ كما أنه لم يخترع العادات السبع التي يذكرها في كتابه، لكنه فقط يضعها في منظومة وبترتيب حتى يسهل استخدامها. يؤكد كوفي على أهمية التغيير الداخلي للفرد، لأن الإنسان لن يتغير إلا إذا أراد هو ذلك، كما يؤكد على المفاهيم الدينية والأخلاقية للإنسان في العمل والحياة. أصبت بالاستغراب نوعا ما نظرا لاهتمامه بالعنصر الديني المسيحي اليهودي، إذ يشتهر معظم أساطين العلم في الخارج بميلهم للإلحاد.يذكر كوفي كثيرا ما كتبه فرانكل، وهو من أهم الأطباء النفسيين اليهود، عن محارق النازية وكيف تغلب على تأثيراتها بالإيحاء حتى تحولت إلى نظرية في أهمية نظريات فرويد نفسه – اليهودي أيضا – ويُحكى أن هتلر كان يمنع مزاولة الطب النفسي حيث أن مؤسسي نظرياته من اليهود. يتحدث كوفي أيضا عن الرئيس السادات في أكثر من موقع في كتابه؛ وخاصة فيما يتعلق بتغيير نظرته للأمور كما حدث في معاهدة السلام بين مصر وإسرائيل، كما يدعو القراء للإطلاع على مذكراته "البحث عن الذات".أهم ما يميز الكتاب ذكره لأمثلة في الحياة الأسرية والعمل لتطبيق كل عادة، وهو ما يبسط بشكل عملي العادات. وجدت الكتاب في بعض المواضع ممل إلى حد ما لكنه في المجمل مفيد ويتميز بالترتيب والأشكال والرسومات التوضيحية الجيدة. كانت أكثر العادات التي أثارت اهتمامي: العادة الثالثة "أبدأ بالأهم ثم المهم" حيث يوضح الكتاب أهمية القيام بالمهام الهامة أكثر من الضرورية، ويضع جدولا أسبوعيا يساعد في تنظيم الأعمال مع الاحتفاظ بهامش للمرونة. والعادة الخامسة "اسع من أجل الفهم أولا ثم أسع من أجل أن يفهمك الآخرون"، وهي إحدى المشاكل التي تواجهني شخصيا حيث أهتم خلال الحديث مع أي شخص آخر بتحضير الرد مسبقا مما يسبب بعض المشكلات في فهم مقصده، وهنا أيضا يوضح لنا أهمية تلك المهارة في الحديث بين الأهل والأبناء حيث يهتم الأهل بسرد تجاربهم الشخصية دون الالتفات لحاجات الأبناء والاستماع لحديثهم وفهم رغباتهم أولا.تشمل العادات السبع النقاط التالية:النصر الشخصي:1.tكن مبادرا.2.tأبدأ والغاية في ذهنك3.tابدأ بالأهم قبل المهمالنصر العام4.tتفكير المكسب/ المكسب5.tاسع من أجل الفهم أولا ثم أسع من أجل أن يفهمك الآخرون6.tالتكاتفالتجديد7.tاشحذ المنشار.الكتاب في مجمله قيم ومهم، وهو في حوالي 400 صفحة من القطع المتوسط، صادر عن مكتبة جرير.

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The Art of Startup Fundraising

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Comment 1: "The Art of Startup Fundraising" by Alejandro Cremades is a great read for all starting entrepreneurs. The business startup is perhaps the biggest and most daunting hurtle for those who wish to start a business. You’re excited, you have an awesome business idea, but you do not have the money to fund the growing business. What now? Alejandro Cremades will tell you exactly what to do in this book. Furthermore, this book will teach you how to document your way to success and use technology to your Comment 2: This is a must read for anyone serious about raising capital as a startup entrepreneur. Alejandro did a wonderful job creating a this fundraising handbook for entrepreneurs. It provides a look inside the the world of angel investing and fundraising from one of the most qualified minds in the industry. Alejandro has a proven track record of startup investment on both sides of the negotiating table. The book includes practical examples for accurately analyzing capital needs, identifying the best p Comment 3: I felt that this book was written in a language that is clear and concise. It's easy to understand and makes some parts of fundraising (which for me is quite difficult) that are actually pretty complex seem much more clear. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take on the task of fundraising. Convincing other people to part with their money is not the easiest thing in the world and when you have a good cause to raise money, you have to do it in a way that appeals to them and makes them fe

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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

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Comment 1: Прочел на русском. В целом – маст-рид для предпринимателей. Обычно принято считать, что менеджмент – скучный и бюрократичный, а стартапы – движуха и хаос. Эрик Рис же разработал МЕТОДИКУ разворачивания стартапа. Появилась какая-никакая рабочая система, это мегаценно для мира. Книга важная. Поставил бы пять звезд за концептуальщину, да только не смотря на качество информации, сам текст туповато сложен, ерундово как-то. Не позаботился автор об удобстве восприятия, хотелось более внятной структуры Comment 2: Prisipažinsiu, kad itin retai skaitau tokio pobūdžio knygas, bet labai norėjosi susipažinti su Lean metodika, tai nieko nelaukusi įsigijau el.šios knygos versiją. Visgi gal tai ne ta knyga, nuo kurios reikėjo pradėti. Visų pirma, didelė dalis rašliavos pasirodė tiesiog tušti pliurpalai, kurie kartas nuo karto taip užliūliuodavo, jog pradėdavau snausti. Antra, niekaip nesuprantu, kam autorius ėmėsi aprašinėti konkrečias tam tikrų kompanijų veiklos detales, kurių eilinis skaitytojas praktiškai vis

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Unleash the POWER of Wordpress: The Smart Guide to WordPress for Beginners

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HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WORDPRESS BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO START? In the past, creating a website always needed geeky expertise. However, WordPress empowers anyone to build, maintain, and run websites or blogs like the pros do. WordPress is a powerful, practical, user-friendly content management system to build a website or blog. It is the most popular CMS used by beginners, professionals and even Fortune 500 companies. In fact, with the right tools, information, and guidance you can attain powerful results and achieve online success. Unleash the Power of WordPress is a clear, succinct, practical, comprehensive guide to get you started on WordPress. This empowering book will ... * Introduce you to WordPress, how it works, and how to maximize its power * Help you create an affordable, secure, top-notch website * Enlighten you about themes, plugins, widgets, and more * Talk about WordPress SEO and how to monetize your website * Guide you on WordPress maintenance, how to avoid common mistakes, and lots more From dealing with WordPress security concerns, to learning the ins and outs of the commenting system, this guide takes you through each fundamental area of WordPress to the point you have a complete and thorough knowledge of the platform.

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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

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Comment 1: It felt like overnight MBA school. Or better. A 5-star through and through. I never got my MBA. I've build a 6-figure business after resigning from my long corporate career, and I'm never going to go for the MBA, but listening to Michael Gerber's E-Myth Revisited book, I feel like I just went to overnight MBA School.I listened to the book at 1.5x the speed over several flights and learned SO MUCH and I feel that even if you are a pro small business owner, you'll get a lot out of this book.This is among my top 5 business books mainly because of the highlights below:1. A lot of story and entertaining especially with Michael's entertaining, brilliantly paced narration.2. The stories he tells are unforgettable - they make a great business point - and hilarious. i.e.) the fat guy vs the skinny guy in your head, the barber story, the technician, manager and entrepreneur battling it out, Sarah - the case study - hiring Harry and the downfall of that relationships and so on.3. You learn so much about creating fool proof systems that would work without depending on who bought the business (if it's a franchisee). Gerber argues that if you have a prototype, such as The Franchise Prototype, then you have a system that makes your business work!4. You get inspired, motivated, and learned how to run a small business in such a way that you can still love your life, love your work, make money and not be owned by it all.5. This book was not your typical dry, boring, stiff business book, thank God! It spoke from a place of passion, soul, and true enthusiasm and yet it had tons of pragmatism in it.6. Gerber's personal story, which he shares with openness and vulnerability. I loved it.7. And pay attention to where he shares the main reason we fail in small business: It's that we bring our chaos into the business, so that we end up creating the worst job in the world, because we refuse to change!!!!Some of my most favorite quotes from the book - and there were so many:"The purpose of going into business is to get free of a job so you can create jobs for other people. The purpose of going into business is to expand beyond your current horizons so you can satisfy a need in the marketplace that has never been satisfied before, so you can live an expanded stimulating new life.""Don't go working on the commodity, work on the business.""We must ask: How must the business work for it to be a great business, to match our vision, to give us the lifestyle we dream?""In the business format franchise, the hamburger wasn't the product, McDonald's was!""How do you build s business that works effortlessly and predictably so that you can build the life you love? How do you get free of your business to live a fuller life? Your business cannot control you. You control it.""Working ON your business, not IN it.""The primary purpose of your life is NOT to serve your business. The purpose of your business is to serve your life.""How can I run my business doing the work I Love to do rather than the work I Have to do?""Business, even a small business such as yours, is both an art and a science. And you need a process, a practice, a method and a system that works. ""Practice the craft until the jewel appears one day. It is the work raised to near perfection that connects the crafts person to her art. Do it until the jewel appears when mastery is achieved.""Life is what this business is about! Let business be your personal transformation.""Great people create their lives actively while everyone else is waiting passively to see where their life takes them. Difference is living fully and intentionally or just existing.""Keep the curtain UP at all costs, to be open, to be awake, to give up false beliefs.""It's not your business you have to fear losing. It's yourself. It's you you're trying to find on the other side.""The product is what your customer feels about your business, the experience of doing business with you.""Selling is not closing. Selling is opening by going thru the questionnaire process and finding out what all you can offer him or her."My biggest takeaway: "The entrepreneurial dream is a yearning for structure, for form, for control, an escape from chaos, and for something else as well: a yearning for a relationship between ourselves and the world in a way that is impossible to experience in a job!" Now he speaks my language. Hope you found this review inspiring enough to go read the book NOW!

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