For years, I bragged about how cool it was for me to get though 12 years of school only completing ONE book from cover to cover (“Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars,” by Ellen MacGregor.” Reading was, clearly, not my thing. And, where I did begin to read a few books (primarily nonfiction) throughout my 3.5 decades in corporate America, my voracious appetite for books on development, history, business, and the fascinating mind, didn’t kick-in until 1980, when I read and applied the techniques in Betty Edwards’ book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.”
Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s quote, “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all,” drove my wise selection of reading material that continues to enhance my competitive advantage in all that I do.
And, as a result, I am using this space to, both, Track and Share my thoughts on those books that have had the most significant positive influence on my continued Growth and Development. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer and I challenge YOU to challenge ME on any of my writings.
Since I serve as a Mentor across a wide range of ages, I will start with my thoughts on books that I think are essential for anyone trying to navigate a positive trajectory to one’s personal perception of Success in our current, VERY complex world. And, for me, personally, that means, Sustainability, Growth, Well Being, and Meaning.
So, why should you be interested in anything I have to say? That’s a legitiamate question, so I am providing a couple of links in an attempt to answer:
Raymond Lucas, MBA, EQC