Favourite books

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Cover

 Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

 The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Wisdom

 The Definitive Book of Body Language by Allan and Barbara Pease

 Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

 Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

 Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury

 Masters of Networking by Ivan R. Misner and Don Morgan

 Synchronicity and Source by Joseph Jaworski

 The Tipping Point and The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 True North by Bill George


Favourite quotes


“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr Seuss

“Tell me who you walk with and I’ll tell you who you are.” - Spanish proverb

“In any situation, the person who can most accurately describe reality without laying blame will emerge as a leader, whether designated or not.” - Author Edwin Friedman

“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” - Henry Ford

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” - Henry Ford

“Money can buy you anything, but it can’t buy you integrity and it can’t buy you honesty, so make sure you never lose these because you will never get them back.” - Polly Mazaris, Baxter Group Limited

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others” - Author Marianne Williamson, as famously quoted by Nelson Mandela


“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” - Rumi, 13th Century Persian poet

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I choose …
to live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice,
not the random opinion of others.”
- Author unknown

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“There is a special place in Hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more seriously without.” – Ernest Hemingway


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