I think I bought this book on a whim. First of all, the cover seemed well-balanced, with the mellow yet impactful 'sky-blue and yellow' background blending in well with the perfectly placed text in the center. The opening chapter was titled 'Crunch time on a Hot August Night', which definitely intrigued me. Usually, I keep a close watch o…Ramya Vasudevan
My thoughts and reflections on some of the best books I've read.
As you might remember from Part1, the Habit loop or the Cue-Routine-Reward loop plays a crucial role in helping us understand how habits work. Habits can be scientifically defined as the choices that all of us deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about but continue doing, often every day. For example, what now comes to…Ramya Vasudevan
I think I'm going through mid-life crisis. Sitting in a cafe, re-evaluating my career options, I am suddenly overcome by a certain adulation for the art of story-telling. The only other reasonable explanation for this thought is that it could be a culmination of my love for the written word, the recollection of some of my favourite author…Ramya Vasudevan
Welcome to the third and final part of the Book Summary; I hope you are finding the results of Angela's research on Grit interesting and useful. If nothing, it would have served as a myth-buster on many levels. Here are my quick take aways so far: Finding your passion is not 'love-at-first-sight' Deliberate practice is very important (Qua…Ramya Vasudevan
In the first part of this book summary (Part1), we looked at what 'Grit' is, and why is it important. We understood that like Calculus or Piano, 'Grit' can be an acquired skill. It was evident from one of the studies that Grit could either be influenced by the cultural setting in which you grow up, or Grit could get better as we mature. A…Ramya Vasudevan