It is usually unlikely that a book is nearly 100 years old but the attention of the book is as vivid as it has never been before. Normally, these are books about politics and philosophy enduring time. But not this one: George Samuel Clason published the book “the richest man in Babylon” in 1926 to write about money and personal finance that pushes you to reflect your own attitude about how you should behave with your earnings. The book tells stories of Babylonian times and connects strongly with the present hypes about financial freedom and frugalism.Continue reading “Review: The richest man in Babylon”
How is the way up the engineering ladder? I have had the nice opportunity to step up one level from system engineer to a team leader and found myself in a very difficult situation. Others have already walked all the way from engineer to CTO. One of these people is Camille Fournier. To help other engineers becoming managers, she has written the book “The Manager’s Path” in the year 2017. In this article, I am reviewing her book.
As an employee one hopes to receive direction from my superior. In most cases of my nearly 10 year long working life, that expectation was not reached at all. Reasons are manifold and usually it is due to bad priorisation and that leading in its most basic state is not put into place. At some recent point, I stumbled over the book “Coach Yourself to Success” by Talane Miedaner written originally in 2000 that I found quite helpful to read and reflect about. In this article, I would like to review it and give my opinion about its possible impact into life.
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