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Recommendation

This book is a pleasure. It offers helpful advice and engaging, illustrative anecdotes. Bernard Roth calls upon his design perspective – and lessons he learned as academic director at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University – to offer workable suggestions for building an active, successful approach to work and life. He provides ways to achieve goals you might not otherwise reach and shares the motivational secrets he’s been teaching his graduate design students for years. Most of his ideas are easy to implement – like to stop making excuses – and can make a big difference in your life. Roth also suggests deep breathing, meditative exercises and visualization to assist readers in overcoming a negative self-image. Overall, Roth provides worthy assistance for setting and achieving your goals. getAbstract recommends his insights to anyone seeking to free themselves from destructive habits and become more productive.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to adopt a more productive perspective,
  • Why you must stop making excuses, even reasonable ones, and
  • How to move beyond roadblocks and reach your goals.
 

About the Author

Engineering professor Bernard Roth is a co-founder and the academic director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (also known as the d.school).

 

Summary

“Nothing Is What You Think It Is”
Mike’s professor saw him as “a slacker” because he failed to complete a project. Years after college, Mike created an amazingly innovative exhibit at the annual Burning Man festival. The professor who considered Mike a talentless failure and totally dismissed...

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    Dorothee Waldeck 1 month ago
    Well written, very true #getbacktoschool #getbacktowork
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    Werner Stockinger 1 month ago
    What I learned in a negative situation several years ago: Take petsonal responsability for your decisions. Don' t blame anyone else. Be in the driver seat of your life.
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    Werner Stockinger 1 month ago
    What I learned in a negative situation several years ago: Take petsonal responsability for your decisions. Don' t blame anyone else. Be in the driver seat of your life.
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    Ashish Agarwal 1 month ago
    I started reading this summary with the question - "How to move beyond roadblocks and reach your goals?" And stopped reading with the takeaways - "Effort is more rewarding than results; Failure can be an amazing teacher if you are open to learning the lessons". Quite encouraging, is it?

    Day 2 remains the best so far, in my opinion.
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    Vivek Sammanwar 1 month ago
    Good read, lot of take aways!
    #getbacktoschool #getbacktowork
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    Subodh Vaidya 1 month ago
    Indeed a great summary...if I reflect back why I am still not continuing on exercise, I can easily relate to amygdala's first response and it's postponement. Really helpful for self reflection and learning!
    #getbacktoschool #getbacktowork
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    Nohra Levy 4 months ago
    Great summary and easy read, want to buy the book to keep it as reference and encouragement
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    Oleksandr Bondar 10 months ago
    Now, It's a next book in my reading list
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    John Paz 1 year ago
    Great poster material in this summary. Really encouraged me to go out and buy the paper version to keep as periodic inspiration...
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    Stephanie Garcia 2 years ago
    This is a great book to read. I will definitely live the words and thoughts I learned from this summary.
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    Anna Moszczynski 2 years ago
    A pleasant read, outlining many easy-to-understand concepts that can be incorporated in life, both professional and personal.

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