I have just completed the most popular and widely-recognized self-help book ever written. Its impact and cultural relevance is real; even non-readers acknowledge it after a glance at its cover.
To be frank, I was not blown away by this book. Yes, there are tidbits of wisdom, but they are scattered sparingly in a seamless array of personal anecdotes, mixed with lengthy phrases in no way aiding what was originally a bald point.
I recovered from the book two very important points which could bring value to most intellectuals: a potential new time-management schedule built on a weekly framework which I will definitely try! The second stresses the essence of self-improvement through continuous reading to live life in crescendo as Mr. Covey so magnificently put it.
I did find the 7 habits to be applicable and relatable. I saw my own values and principles in most of them. Maybe I just did not enjoy the dry writing style and the over-usage of anecdotes. I was maybe hoping for more deep-diving in philosophical which ironically begins to appear at the end of the book in the Final Interview with the author. Overall, I give it 3 stars.
- Library Binding: 358 pages
- Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush (September 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0613191455
- ISBN-13: 978-0613191456
- Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 14.4 x 3.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 467 g
- Customer Reviews: 6,126 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,110,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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