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Book cover for 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Book cover for 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Author: Dale Carnegie
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The seven habits encompass principles such as proactive behavior, beginning with the end in mind, prioritizing important tasks, seeking mutual benefit in relationships, and continuous self-improvement. It is a paradigm shift towards character development and long-term success, offering a timeless guide to achieving effectiveness in various aspects of life.

Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is a rudimentary for common sense. It’s read widely by Cal Poly’s Business 101 course, and I pulled a few things out of that, like the basics of negotiation. Honestly, I don’t remember the fine points of this book, like the actual 7 points, after reading Covey was a Mormon. After I shook off the religious bit, I couldn’t concentrate on what he was saying anymore, which sounds really shallow of me. I had the opposite reaction to Anne Lamott’s book, “Bird By Bird” after reading she was a Christian.