Personal Development

Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry

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One-sentence summary of “Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry”: Contemplative science seeks the same objectivity as conventional science, but differs in one very important way: where conventional science seeks to disengage from the direct experience for the sake of objectivity, it seeks engagement in the direct experience, in order to contribute to phenomena of conscience, reaching objectivity […]

Happiness

The Happiness Advantage

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One-sentence summary of The Happiness Advantage : The 7 principles taught at Harvard to develop happiness and succeed in life. By Shawn Achor, 336 pages, 2015 Note: This chronicle is a guest article written by Yohann Feneche of the blog cadreasucces.com Chronicle and Summary of The Happiness Advantage :  Introduction: Can I ask you a direct question? […]

PMBA

Making Things Happen – Part 2

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Note: because Making Things Happen book is both heavy and complex, I am publishing the summary in two parts. Here is the second part, the first part is here. Summary and Book Review of “Making Things Happen”, second part: Chapter 9 : Communication and relationships For a long time during our civilization, the slowness of […]

PMBA

Making Things Happen

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One Sentence Summary of “Making Things Happen” : Project management is a complicated art which requires you to master a number of things such as planning, understanding what needs to be done, writing a good overall vision statement, understanding where ideas come from, understanding what to do with ideas, writing good specifications, understanding how to […]

Happiness

The Art of Happiness

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One Sentence Summary of “The Art of Happiness”: Happiness is the purpose of all existence, so why not let ourselves be inspired by the reflections and practical advice of an unconditionally happy man, the Dalai Lama. By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, 1998, and 2009 (revised version) 296 pages Note: This guest […]

Management & Leadership

The Unwritten Laws of Business

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One Sentence Summary of The Unwritten Laws of Business : To succeed in your career, you must understand and apply many unwritten rules with respect to the work, the chain of command, colleagues, project management, the organizational structure, what managers expect from their subordinates, character, personality, and personal development; sometimes these laws seem obvious but […]