"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

May 13, 2014

Chapter Two of Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

Why Ku Klux Klan is the Same as a Group of Real Estate Agents?

Habit 5: Seek to Understand First... Then to be Understood (7 Habits by Stephen Covey)

If you've read this blog since the very beginning I wrote books review, you might have realized how often I've said the sentence "there's no one-size-fits-all answer to every question". And you probably think that it's true.

Each and every one of us has different DNA. Difference is what makes us unique. These differences sometimes lead us to different ways to solve things. (If you agree with this, please let me know).

May 10, 2014

Freakonomics: What's the Similarities of Teachers and Sumo Wrestlers?

In this chapter, Levitt shows us the similarities of teachers and sumo wrestlers.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win (7 Habits by Stephen Covey)

We've learned about Interdependence--the relationship two independent people build to achieve things together.

Now, what will Interdependence take?

The Interdependence Paradigm (7 Habits by Stephen Covey)

We've learned how to be proactive--to take control of our own lives by taking control of our minds and hearts.

We've digged down our hearts deeply--to find what we want to do with our lives--to live life the way we want it to be.

We've learned how to manage our time--to think first things first--to use time efficiently, to work with people effectively.

In short, by learning habit 1, 2, and 3, we've learned about private victory--how we win ourselves.
Now that we've won--we are now able to take control of ourselves, our minds, our actions, our hearts and our responds.

Now it's time for us to learn about Public Victory. Let's know more about Interdependence first. :)

Book Review: Freakonomics by Stephen D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

This is my first time reviewing an economic-thingy book. At first I wasn't really interested with this book, the title itself had gotten me feel like "rrr, this is so not me". But then, as I read the synopsis and the earlier pages of the book, I decided to keep reading it.