Book summaries

The Omnivore’s Dilemma Summary

In today’s modern world where there’s literally hundreds of food types available, which ones should we eat?Psychologist Paul Rozin referred to this as the “Omnivore’s Dilemma”.In this summary of his best selling book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, author Michael Pollan examines and shares his insights on the types of foods that America is producing today and …

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Never Split the Difference Summary

Negotiation is a part of everyday life. It’s about getting a specific goal or result happen by means of communication.✓ we negotiate our salary✓ negotiate time with our spouses✓ parents negotiate with their kidsThis book reveals the techniques and logic behind a successful negotiation. Using decades of experience as the FBI’s top negotiation expert, Chris …

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Leaders Eat Last Summary

The title of this book was inspired by the US Marines. In the foreword, retired Lt. General George Flynn explains that when Marines gather to eat, most juniors are served first and most seniors eat last. Nobody gives this command. Marines just do it.According to the general, this very act epitomizes the US Marines’ approach …

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The 12 Week Year Summary

What would you do if you only had 12 weeks in a year?In this summary of their best selling book, The 12 Week Year, authors Brian Moran and Michael Lennington reveals how to increase your productivity and overall progress (in whatever endeavor) 10-fold by treating each 12-week block as a “whole year”.The authors wants us …

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Who Moved my Cheese Summary

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?In this summary of his best selling book, Who Moved My Cheese?, Author Spencer Johnson reveals how important it is to accept change and always be ready to adapt.The more important your Cheese is to you, the more you want to hold on to it” The “Cheese” being discussed …

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Good to Great Summary

What’s the secret behind the enduring success of some of the best companies the world has known?In this summary of his best selling book, Good to Great, Author Jim Collins has this to say:Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, in turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.” “The good-to-great companies …

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Extreme Ownership Summary

What does it really take to lead a team?  To author and former Navy SEAL commander Jocko Willink, the answer is this:Extreme ownership.  What does it mean, exactly?  “Implementing Extreme Ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership, and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to …

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