Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A couple of books...

I've read two books fairly recently, finished the first just yesterday. Here are some quotes. If you want more info on the book, just click the cover below.

Asking questions enables you to escape the charge, "You're twisting my words." A question is a request for clarification specifically so that you don't twist their words. When I ask for a clarification question, my goal is to understand a person's view (and it's consequences), not to distort it. Tactics, Getting in the Driver's Seat, p.45

From the chapter Suicide: Views that Self-Destruct

"There's no truth." (Is this statement true?)
"There are no absolutes." (Is this an absolute?)
"You can't know anything for sure." (Are you sure about that?)
"You can only know truth through experience." (What experience taught you that truth?)

Check out Greg's website, www.str.org

All you need to know is Two Things
The first thing you need to know is that individuals have far more power than ever before in history. One person can change an industry. One person can declare war. One person can reinvent science or politics or technology.
The second thing you need to know is that the only thing holding you back from becoming the kind of person who changes things is this: lack of faith. Faith that you can do it. Faith that it’s worth doing. Faith that failure won’t destroy you.
Seth Godin, Tribes, p. 71

Check out Seth Godin's blog HERE.

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