Caught reading – Mr Collidge and Mr Pryer

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 Stuart Collidge

150px-the_7_habits_of_highly_effective_peopleWhat are you reading?

 The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

Why that book?

It was recommended to me by a friend and I’ve been hearing about it for a while now.

 

What’s it about? 

It’s an analysis of the traits that make people effective.  Steven Covey (the author) has analysed seven habits that highly effective people have in common and investigates the ways in which they can be implemented in your own life.

Has it lived up to your expectations? 

As a read, it is a little dry, but you don’t read this sort of book for the thrill-per-minute count.  The information contained is well presented, and approaches ideas and concepts from a number of ways.  The content is excellent and sensible advice.

Would you recommend it to others? 

Very much so.  Anyone who has an interest in improving their productivity, relationships, effectiveness, job prospects, focus, or life in general would value from reading it.

There is also an adaptation of the book written by Steven Covey’s son, Sean, called The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This version simplifies the 7 Habits for younger readers so they can better understand them.

You can read a summary of the habits and the chapters of the book here.

Murray Pryer

thomaskWhat are you reading?  

Thomas Keneally’s  Australians : Origins to Eureka (volume 1.) 

Why that book?

I love History

 

What’s it about?

Australian History to the 1850s

Has it lived up to your expectations?

So far so good.

 Would you recommend it to others?

 Yep

Read a summary of the book here.

Thankyou, Mr Collidge and Mr Pryer, for sharing your reading with us.

Everyone is welcome to send in what they’ve been reading.

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