Monthly Archives: June 2010

The five secrets you must discover before you die book review


What is the key message of this book?

The wisdom of life can be learned by asking those who have lived long and remarkable lives. As the book’s cover says: “If you want to know the secret to a happy life, ask someone who has lived it.” The common themes are presented as the “five secrets”. I would put Read More...

Crucial Conversations – Tools for talking when stakes are high


What makes a conversation crucial?

When opinions vary, stakes are high and emotions run strong. The human automatic emotional response, the book explains, paralyses our ability to converse effectively. Fight or flight, both initiated by an adrenalin rush, convert in conversational terms into the stumbling blocks of heated argument or silence and withdrawal.

The benefits

Stephen Covey, author of The 7