Link to the monk who sold his Ferrari
I only wrote I feel a book worm blog coming on a day or two ago. I was sitting in Waterstones (my favourite bookshop chain!) gentley stroking the cover. I suppose I was anticipating enlightenment.
I made awfully short work of the book because it is written like a conversation between the monk who stole his Ferrari and the author. Chatty. Quick.
I'm not sure why the corny nature of the dialogue did not wind me up. For example:
Author: I think an example might help me
Guru: can it be personal?
Author: sure, I'd love to know some of your innermost thoughts
Guru: Actually, I was thinking about yours
Commentary: We both started to giggle like a couple of kids in a school yard
its not my usual cup of tea. But it didn't bug me. Perhaps because I am aware of many of the principles they were talking about, I agree with them and enjoyed the way they were presented.
What I like is the practical nature of the tips..... oh the structure! So easy to remember!
There is no need to write notes because the end of each section you have a handy summary. I suppose if you were short of time you could just read those pages?
In probably each of my other book worm blogs I mention that good business self help books can be summarised in five bullet points - if they are good. And it's unfortunate that they go on and on often repeating these five bullet points!
My Psychiatric father has given me a 'better' book now though so soon I'm on to another bookworm blog already....this one is actually scientific too (which many of my Yogq Quotees will appreciate!)
But first to stare at a rose! (Read it to get it....!)