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A series of famous quotations do not add insight,
This review is from: John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Personal Success (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)Of the 100 greatest ideas detailed within this book well over half are very sensible and if you are receptive to change will get you thinking.
Unfortunately to get there you will have to plough through a lot of white space and two or even three quotations per page that the author has used to add insight and illustrate his point. Ultimately these quotes from Napoleon, Shakespeare, the bible, Edison and even Walt Disney ("If you dream it, you can do it" - Page 46) become very annoying.
Of the 200 pages in this book, about a third is white space, and a further large chunk is filled with quotations laving the poor remainder as useful information. Learning to prioritise, delegate, plan etc are important and useful skills but too little time is devoted to each and crucially there is not enough "how to". For example, it is all very well saying "don't procrastinate" but that is not exactly helpful. Better would have been to suggest a technique to avoid procrastination such as making a list, telling someone that you are doing the task this morning (deadline) or allowing a treat when the task is complete.
There are better books out there than this for this same subject so I cannot recommend it. It may be dated and the techniques don't work for everyone but How To Win Friends And Influence People has a far clearer idea of how to achieve success than this book does.