Book Notes: Be an Effective Executive

Doer vs Thinker

Peter Drucker pointed out what’s most important for a knowledge worker: use your mind, not just your hands. Being effective is not about following orders and get them done right, but figuring out what’s the right thing to do in the first place.

Book Notes: In Progress

in progress by Jessica Hische

I can’t wait to read it. Finished it up on Christmas Eve.

I haven’t worked on lettering enough to be able to tell whether I’m into it or not. But, I really enjoy her pieces of wisdom on work ethics, processes and tactics throughout the book. I read it with a pencil and lined words, phrases and sentences I loved. Needless to say, I made lots of lines.

Book Notes: Becoming Steve Jobs — A Growth Story

becoming steve jobs

“Becoming Steve Jobs” is a great book. As the authors Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender say, this is a growth story about Steve Jobs — how he grew from a two-person team to managing a company that has thousands of employees. There are a lot of books and articles depicting him as a complete genius and at the same time, a complete jerk. From this book, I saw his soft side, his care about his employees, friends, as well as his and others’ families.

“Users Are Selfish, Lazy And Ruthless.”

I love Nelson’s description for online readers. We have a reason to be selfish, lazy and ruthless in this overwhelming information era. Most of times we quick scan web pages, pick words/sentences that pique our interest and ignore the rest.