Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Learning does not end in our 20s. Though childhood, adolescence and old age have been broadly studied, adulthood has remained unexplored based on the assumption that learning ends. I'm happy to report that, for the stage between 50 and 75, that era is coming to an end with an insightful new book, The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk and Adventure in the 25 Years after 50. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a Harvard sociologist and professor, explores what it means to be strong, mature, powerful, and sexy during this 'in-between' age, when we're neither old nor young.
Book Review of "What's Happening to My Teen?" by Mark Gregston:
Mark Gregston believes he can answer this question. In his What's Happening to My Teen, he attempts to share insights from his 30-year involvement with teenagers. Moving from his beginnings in youth ministry, he and his wife opened Heartlight, a residential treatment center for boys and girls in Hallsville, Texas. Since 1989, he has worked with thousands of teens who have struggled with issues of lying, selfishness, depression, or disrespect for authority.
Tonya Reiman Empowers Singles for Date Success in The Body Language of Dating:
Ok, so just so you know, this is a biased review. I had the privilege to meet Tonya Reiman at a conference seminar in Las Vegas, and I am huge fan of this brilliant lady who is such an expert of reading the signals politicians and celebrities alike. I own both of Tonya's 2 earlier BL books The Yes Factor and The Power of Body Language and love them both for empowering men and women in the business world to master their body signals and read the body gestures of others for greater career advancement...
Psychology of the Future by Stanislav Grof:
This book covers ideas regarding non-ordinary states of consciousness. The author's discussion draws on for example such fascinating human states of consciousness as past-life experiences, peak experiences, communication with spirit guides and channelling, near-death experiences, crises of shamans like witch-doctors, states of possession, and awakening of Kundalini. He also reports findings from his original research into 'psychedelic therapy' and 'holotropic breathwork'.
Start With Why:
Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organisations to inspire people. He came up with a strategic concept known as The Golden Circle and the power of WHY. He has taught members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to large corporations like Microsoft and American Express, from Hollywood, to the UN and to the Pentagon. Simon shares real life stories in his book, and focuses on a clear vision of what it genuinely takes, to lead and inspire others.
The One Minute Manager - Book Review:
Almost everything that you do with the people you manage should take a maximum of One Minute. That would be the first thought you would have reading the book. But once you're done of course it does not mean literally One Minute. It just means that you should not take more time in getting things done when you are efficient enough.
Review of the Third Chapter - Life 50 - 75:
As a sometime career consultant, I continue to search for a book targeting people at mid-life. This book seems to be about preparing for the years just past midlife, which Mary Pipher characterizes as the "young old."
Men in Therapy:
This book should be read by the psychotherapists for whom it is intended and also by anyone, male or female, who wants a better understanding of why men are the way we are. David Wexler draws upon masses of research and his own experience as a father, husband and uncomprehending-of-women man to offer guidance to therapists looking for new ways to help their male clients.
Atkinson and Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology Reference Book:
When you are young the world is your oyster, there are so many opportunities that are open to you and you have hundreds of different paths that are all open to you. As hard as it may sound it is advisable to have a good understanding of where you would like to go and what profession you would like to head into.
Yesterday, I received an email from one of my clients who was clearly in crisis because he is in the wrong job. His ADD symptoms continue to spiral out of control and it is impacting not only his work, but those around him.
Revolution Of The Mind: Caught Between Heaven And Hell by Terry Clark - Book Review:
This book aims at providing the reader with an ideology, from which individual decisions can easily be made. It is particularly concerned with ensuring success in achieving goals and building relationships. The book is Bible based, but, with a few definition shifts, can be useful to a wide variety of readers.
Einstein Was Not A Scientist:
It's shocking to say that maybe the most renowned scientist in history is not a Scientist. But according to the Value Zodiac model, Albert Einstein was most likely the scientist's nemesis -- the Shaman.
Psychologists Are Psychologically Challenged As They Argue About Their Science - Book Review:
Any good psychologist which wants to make money will tell you that it is important that everyone get a mental check up now and again. This is indeed pretty good advice, and if you are psychologist it is really good advice for you to give to clients to keep them coming back. But did you know that psychologists do not actually agree on everything? There many controversial topics in this field.
Book Review - Next Stop, Reloville By Peter T Kilborn:
Peter Kilborn's book, Next Stop, Reloville, describes a narrow segment of corporate America: executives at a certain level who move every few years - sometimes more often - to keep their jobs and move into new higher-level positions. The book describes several families in detail but some key factors are missing from the narrative.
The White Tiger:
Usually Indian writers tend to address social issues in their books. Aravind Adiga does the same but with a twist. The writer describes a picturesque panorama of Delhi. Not The Delhi of New India, but the Delhi of Old India. A Delhi plagued by blue-collar jobs, slums and whore houses.
Book Review: Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy, By Lisa Wake:
Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy by Lisa Wake is a well researched, extensively referenced, and scholarly examination of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and the advancing model of neurolinguistic psychotherapy. I enthusiastically recommend this book to clinicians, researchers, NLP practitioners, and anyone interested in advancing the science and theory of NLP.
Quests Beyond Existence - A Book Beyond Description and Perception:
Quests Beyond Existence presents the reader a mixture of story-telling, imparting principles, entertaining and educating the reader about concepts beyond human lives. The book hopes to leave with the reader a more accepting attitude and a much better understanding of life and its relationships both here and beyond. Through the work, it is hoped that the reader will learn to understand human and non-human relationships and be able to apply these ideas in their own lives thereby improving their own existence.
David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants:
Malcolm Gladwell is not satisfied with our general interpretation of the David and Goliath story. He claims we tend think of things as helpful that are not and other things as unhelpful that actually make us stronger and wiser. If you read David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants then you may find yourself reconsidering what supposedly are the advantages and disadvantages in your life. Taken a bit further such an examination may have profound implications for how we educate children to how we fight crime and disorder.