Book Review Focus The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman

Good morning everyone, how are you doing.

Today I am going to share my reviews and learning from the book Focus The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman.

Let me share how I came to know about this book.

A couple of months back I read the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and in that book I came to know about Neem Karoli Baba, he was the one Steve Jobs wanted to meet when he traveled to India. Unfortunately, he couldn’t meet him. As he died the year Steve came to India.

While researching about Neem Karoli Baba I came to know about many of his students including Daniel Goleman, and I started searching for his books and the latest book was Focus the hidden driver of excellence.

Here are pointers which I would like to remember for the rest of my life.

Remember how Steve Jobs use to say that we should listen to our intuitions as they already know what we want from life. Turns out that the next question is how do we listen to our intuition ?

This book has some answers for this question.
This book discusses on how to be in the present moment and how to refocus our attention to the things that we want to do. And what happens when we are in the present moment.

He talked about the blind spot in group thinking for example Bush administration was convinced that Iraq had nuclear weapons but they all were wrong. Daniel calls it the blind spot in the group thinking.

The most important power since childhood is will power. The ability of a child to process the mechanism of delayed gratification makes all the difference in the later life.

He discussed the importance of delayed gratification in life and discuss many experiments which have happened in the past for this theory.

A very detailed analysis of doctor and patient relationship, on how a doctor should treat a patient. What is going on in the mind if doctor and patient while they have the conversation, things that a doctor should keep in mind while treating his patients, It was completely new information and I liked it.

We all know about the 10000-hour rule by Malcolm Gladwell which he mentions in his book “Outliers the story of Success”. The author says that it’s half true, he says that 10000 hours with proper focus and feedback mechanism only we can be among the top 1 percent of the world and focus is equally important as time to be really good at something.

He discusses various techniques that can be used and are being used in numerous schools around the world which help students to focus. He also discusses the importance of mindfulness.

He also discusses various mindfulness activities which are being practiced in many organizations like Google, Target, and many other organizations.

He talked about the various strategies adopted by technology companies including successful and failed ones.

#DanielGoleman April 13, 2016 at 12:35AM faisal raza #anideaaday

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I am Faisal , a software developer @ Oracle, Hyderabad. Trying again my hands on blogging after several failures. Apart from blogging, I like cycling, running, and clicking pictures(who doesn't), I like to be productive in general.

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