Jack Welch, one of America's most legendary CEOs of all time, increased General Electric (GE)'s value by over 40-fold during his 20-year tenure as the chief. From a chemical engineer in GE's plastics division, to the company's youngest VP and eventually the Chairman and CEO, his professional journey is the embodiment of growth. Some people love him with passion, some despise his views on many things, but I do believe we all can learn something immensely valuable from his professional success. As I'm reading this book, I constantly reflect on myself, and discovered so many pearls of wisdom. The following are my top takeaways from each of the four sections in his bestseller, Winning
Mindset is a great book discussing something all successful people, from kids to CEOs, have in common: a growth mindset. I've read a few books talking about the importance of the way we think, Dr. Dweck did a great job tying different examples together to illustrate one of the most important paradigm shifts one can have: fixed mindset --> growth mindset. Below is are my top three takeaways:
An amazing memoir by Nike's co-founder, Shoe Dog chronicles Phil Knight's journey from a college grad doing soul searching to founding a company with a team of extremely talented misfits like him. Phil narrated his stories so well that I felt I'm reliving the moments with him. My top takeaways from this book: 1. Do what you believe in; 2. 2. Grow and compete with yourself; 3. Be fearless and fail fast; 4.It's more than business.
"The unexamined life is not worth living," this thought-provoking book definitely helped me to examine lives from a new angel I never thought of before. Richard Dawkins believes that evolution should be studied at the level of genes, instead of species. You can get some interesting perspectives when look at lives on the DNA-level.
As a hustler, I've always been wondering how to sleep faster - get more rested with less time? The answer lies in the quality of sleep. This book did a great job outlining practical action steps one can take to improve sleep quality. A few most overlooked sleep strategies I really like: 1. Get more … Continue reading Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson
An extremely insightful book by Dr. Gawande, talking about elderly & end-of-life care and humanity in medicine. It's definitely uncomfortable and even sad to confront the reality of the fragile lives we all have, but it is an important conversation we all need to have at some point of our life journey. Young people naturally … Continue reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande