Pun-ishing wisdom

So tonight I read book number 2 – Who Moved my Cheese? Yes, the title is purposefully cliche, the story in it is pretty stright forward, but it is a hell of a reminder that embracing change is a good thing, and dealing with it doesn’t have to be stressful.

As trite as the book looks and sounds sometimes, I like it. Maybe it’s not as applicable day-to-day as the One Minute Manager, but it is something to try to put into practice.

BTW, my current list of “you must read” books in the “effectiveness/personal growth” genre are :
Dale Carnege “How to Win Friends and Influence People”
Benjamin Hoff “The Tao of Pooh”
Robert Persig “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintence”
Stephen Covey “The 7 Habits of Highty Effective People”
Spencer Johnson and Ken Blanchard “The One Minute Manager”
Spencer Johnson “WHo Moved My Cheese?”

Start at the top and work your way down. I have one or two I need to re-read (Carnege in particular) because the lessons haven’t changed, even after several years.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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1 Response to Pun-ishing wisdom

  1. maxdwolf says:

    I loved Pirsig but found “The Tao of Pooh” rather forced. A natural risk in such a subject I guess, but still a disappointment.

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