The 7 habits of highly effective people

by Wojciech Adam Koszek   ⋅   Apr 16, 2012   ⋅   East Palo Alto, CA

Apparently this a standard item in the Bay Area big corporation' book-shelf. Some people told me it was handed to them as a standard reading at the new hire training. Are we doomed enough to need books that talk about basic traits of H2H (human to human communication)? Unclear, but reading this one won't hurt.

Covey’s classic was well-known around my company. Looks like at some point in time this book was handed to people. Some of them claimed they were forced to read it.

I think “renegotiating agreement” is something that is often heard in a big Silicon Valley corporations, and which I think comes straight from this book.

I’m pretty sure “managing expectations” also has its roots here.

Put first things first.

Not sure if it appeared in the written version of the book, but audiobook had an excellent “Green and clean” essay presented. Very nice.

Recommended if you occasionally and accidentally offend people through e-mail.

“Power hiring”
“Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie”

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About the author: I'm Wojciech Adam Koszek. I like software, business and design. Poland native. In Bay Area since 2010.   More about me