Book of the Month – February 2021 : The Book of Love and Creation by Paul Selig

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“We want you each now to take a moment to decide that what you bring forth in your life has been created by you, with no excuses. “I can no longer blame my mother for the terrible things she told me,” or “I can no longer blame my boss because of his temper,” or “I can no longer blame my schooling, or my lack of schooling, or my body. I have created what I see before me.” Now to the extent you accept this as a truth, you become empowered to change that which you see before you. “I am Word through all that I see before me” is your command to be in demonstration of your power in dominion. We say “dominion” because your fear of being in dominion, in your power, is what is keeping you small and unaware of how powerful you truly are and allowing you, then, to relegate the creations of your life to someone else’s authority.” – Paul Selig

The Book of Love and Creation simultaneously helps readers develop as spiritual beings within, while growing into increasingly capable, resilient, and confident individuals amid the demands of outer life.  Filled with meditations, exercises, psychological insights, and affirmations, The Book of Love and Creation immediately produces change in the life of every dedicated person who approaches it. Perfect for returning readers and newcomers alike, the book is an extraordinary experience in a new body of channeled wisdom that is attracting readers across the world.

Book of the Month – December 2020 : 21 Letters on Life and its Challenges

21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges
Great Gift – may well be Handy’s last published work

Wisdom in 21 Letters
One word describes the essence of this excellent book ‘wisdom’. It’s a result of an accumulation of decades of experience and reflection. It’s a book that all ambitious people – young and old – should read as it will help them understand how we as individuals grow, learn and adapt to our changing circumstances. The one insight from this book that I wish I’d known at the start of my career – and life – is that “learning is experience understood in tranquillity”.

Wonderful
I write as a long term admirer of Handy’s work and having read almost all of his previous works.
Charles Handy, in both style and content, comes across as an immensely kind, wise and likeable sage. He’s just a joy to read. He has such foresight and if you read the books he wrote decades ago you will think he owned a crystal ball.
This book does refer back to some of that earlier work but is equally readable and useful to someone who has never read his earlier work.
And it’s simply wonderful. As a 57 year old, I found it useful, relevant and most of all deeply moving. But I so wish it had been written 30 or 40 years ago. I am going to buy it for my all three of my daughters and whoever they marry. In a world full of platitudinous crap, I honestly think that these lessons will, if absorbed, lead them to have happier, fuller lives. It’s not rocket science, but its honest, wise and deeply sincere.
This may well be Handy’s last published work. If so, it will be a fitting and worthy bookend to a lifetime of valuable thinking.

Book of the Month – October 2020 – Vedanta Treatise by A. Parthasarathy

The book expounds the ancient philosophy of Vedanta. It presents the eternal principles of life and living. Living is a technique that needs to be learnt and practised by one and all. The technique provides the formula for remaining active all through life while maintaining inner peace. It helps one develop a powerful intellect to meet the challenges of the world.
Above all, the Treatise helps one evolve spiritually. It provides the knowledge and guidance to reach the ultimate in human perfection. The goal of Self-realisation.

For those seeking answers on the purpose and ultimate goal of human life, this is an intensive answer. The Eternities: Vedanta Treatise is the seminal work by the author, and forms the core of the findings of over 60 years of research and study into the ancient wisdom of the Himalayas.

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September Book of the Month- Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles Handy

Handy Gem” Worth Reading and Keeping

Charles Handy has had a most interesting professional life. His roles have included global executive with an oil company; academic administrator who developed a framework for business education for Britain; head of a think tank based in one of the Queen’s official residences, a commentator on life for the BBC Radio, and a best selling author. This is a man worth getting to know.

The book’s title is accurate. While the basic framework is Handy’s life story, it really is a platform for his much broader discussion about capitalism and where it is going.

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Book Recommendation – The Messy Middle By Scott Belsky

( Recommended by Glen Barry)
“Starting a new venture is like jumping off a cliff and sewing a parachute on the way down. This book is the parachute.” —Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Airbnb
 
“This is required reading for founders. Experienced entrepreneurs all know this period Scott refers to as ‘the messy middle’ and a few of us have worked our way out of it, but this is the first time I’ve seen an expert—both as a founder and as an investor—break down in such detail just how to endure, optimize, and make it through.” —Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Initialized Capital and Reddit
 
“Scott Belsky is a master of generous work worth doing. The Messy Middle will help you see that you have more control than you dare to admit, and the ability to make a difference if you care enough.” —Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
 
“Having been through the ups and downs of the messy middle many times, it’s critical to understand the challenges ahead. This insightful book empowers you to approach them head-on. Belsky’s powerful toolkit, based on hard earned experiences, is an essential guide to building a compelling product, revolutionizing an organization or growing your leadership abilities.” —Tony Fadell, inventor of the iPod, co-inventor of the iPhone, founder and former CEO of Nest, Principal at Future Shape

“Building a lasting business is 1% idea and 99% resilience. The Messy Middle details the unglamorous but essential lessons every founder needs to learn.” —Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder & CEO, Rent The Runway

The Messy Middle is one of my favorite business books of the last decade. It’s humble, smart, vulnerable, and precise. If you do complex work (don’t we all?), this book will show you how to navigate the most difficult part of any endeavor.” —Todd Henry, author of Herding Tigers

“With The Messy Middle, Belsky delivers a brilliant book that goes past dogma and slogans into key tactics and ideas. … Small business teams and evolving start up teams will find The Messy Middle useful for refining every aspect of their game.”— Small Business Trends

Book Recommendation : I Am the Word: A Guide to the Consciousness of Man’s Self in a Transitioning Time by Paul Selig

We are forever grateful to Andrew and Roya for inviting us to a mind blowing session by Paul Selig when we visited NYC a few years ago. It was no coincidence, it was meant to be and it was life changing. There are no words to explain the book – its an experience for those who wish to ‘pause, reflect and go inwards’ . – One Tusk

Let me start by saying that any kind of review for this book will never come close to including the right words. Recommended to me by a writer friend when asking about books on intuition, I had no idea what this was or what to expect. Now, looking back on it, and after dog-earring almost every damn page, I realize this isn’t a book. Continue reading

Book Recommendation – Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our current profession.

In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from “career experts.” While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of “possible selves” we might become.

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Book Recommendation – The Grace in Aging by Kathleen Dowling Singh

(Recommended by Sathyam)
 This can be that spark you have been waiting for!!

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Book Recommendation : Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery by Mark Matousek

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