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8 Overall

9 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


If you are new to the self-help genre, this book is a keeper. Put it somewhere with easy access so you can review author Nicholas Bate’s main points and implement his insights. Of course, like many self-help books, this one gets redundant at times. You’ll loose track of how many times Bate exhorts you to pay attention. But maybe that’s the point. With a prod or two from this book, you can become alert and ready to conquer each day’s challenges at work and at home. recommends this book to those who want to reshape their lives for satisfaction, happiness and productivity at work and at home.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to improve the six points of your "LifeCompass: career, mind/body, finance, relationships, fun and contribution;"
  • How to calculate the value and meaning of your personal and professional time commitments; and
  • How to set and achieve immediate and long-range goals.

About the Author

Nicholas Bate, author of Being the Best, is also the founder of Strategic Edge, a consultancy that helps individuals reach their potential.



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