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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Kindle Edition
"Attention is so important that ordinary people take it for granted, while scientists subject it to microanalysis. Steering deftly between these extremes, Dan Goleman synthesizes what is known and what we need to know."--Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Howard Garnder, John H. and Elizabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Goleman has provided a highly readable manifesto for turning our smartphones off once in a while."--Financial Times
"Daniel Goleman has written the perfect prescription for today's deficit of attention in business and life....Highly recommended!"--Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of Peak and Emotional Equations
"I've been studying attention for more than a decade, but I learned something new on every page of Focus. It is a powerful guide for taking control of our attention and will lead you to nothing less than taking control of your life."--Tony Schwartz, author of The Power of Full Engagement and CEO of The Energy Project
"With compelling insights, wide-ranging examples, and cutting-edge science, Daniel Goleman makes the convincing case that the ability to focus is a key to excellence, in both our personal and professional lives-and also explains how to boost that focus."--Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00BATG220
- Publisher : Harper; Illustrated edition (8 October 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 829 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 325 pages
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One aspect of modern journalism is the shameful plagiarism, the habit of taking a well-known idea / pre-existing knowledge, and dressing it up in some new soundbites, to make it read like some great new discovery or revealation, and then taking credit for it (or giving credit for the knowledge to the person who simply created the new sound-bite). Mr. Goleman is a prime example of this kind of shallow writing. Almost everything in this book has been known for decades and some concepts, like meditation (which is re-named 'mindfulness' or 'mindful awareness' here). Not once does Mr. Goleman credit the original source of this knowledge which is the science of yoga and has been known in India for thousands of years. An average cultured Indian knows more about mind-control, focus and meditation than all Mr. Goleman's so-called experts - it is part of their upbringing. Mr. Goleman shamelessly plagiarizes this knowledge without attribution and ruins it in his version. He does the same with all the other 'knowledge' he appropriates from original research done in the past few decades - reduces it to shallow soundbites without crediting the original source.
I would give this book a 1-star rating, but there might be some readers who may not be aware of some of the hodge-podge of ideas here and they may get some benefit, so I give this 2 stars.
In summary, a big let-down. Not worth buying.