Book of the week: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

I was reading Guy Kawasaki Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. One of the most market books at the moment in the online space.

It is a book about how you give better service to other people so they really start to love you. So you ability to enchant other people is in proportional with your ability to make money. It is therefore important, though making money should not be the goal.

There were a lot of great stories in it about how different people have help become more enchanting. It is quite inspiring to hear that other people are giving great service and develop product like Apple is.

Enchantment does not only apply to customer service but also how you are creating your products or organization. Part of the secret is to let the “customers” decide, half it to innovate. You need to be able to provide a service which is unique, where the involved “customer” think that they are the center of your thoughts.

We can also enchant other people that we either know or don’t. We join groups based on their ability to enchant or maybe charm us would be a better phrase.

A great quote from the book is:

    Bake a Bigger Pie There are two kinds of people and organizations in the world: eaters and bakers. Eaters want a bigger slice of an existing pie; bakers want to make a bigger pie. Eaters think that if they win, you lose, and if you win, they lose. Bakers think that everyone can win with a bigger pie.

So now go create that bigger pie.

En uge i Goa på Vagator beach

Vi har nu været en uges tid i GOA. Hvor vi har været ved stranden Vagator eller nærmere bestemt Ozram beach. Området kan godt anbefales ikke super turistet men heller ikke

Vi har boet på et luksus hotel i området Vagator. Nok det eneste med Pool Leoney Resort. Til 300kr pr nat var det nok dyre end de Guest houses der ellers fandtes i området. Vi havde et lækkert værelse med 5 meter hen til poolen.

Det er et ret hyggeligt sted her nede. Der er en del forskellige restauranter der alle minder rigtig meget om hinanden med deres menu kort. En blanding af Indisk, Goansk, Europæisk, Italiensk, Israelsk og Kinesisk. Det smager ret godt det meste, dog er det en god ide at undgå alt med ben, da det har de ikke så meget styr over.

Stranden er rigtig god at ligge på. Der er nogle gode spise steder, som lejer liggestole ud. Så man pludselig har spist morgenmad og frokost i solen. Det koster cirka 50kr. Så det er til at leve med. Eneste problem er at man skal huske at flytte parasollen, ellers bliver man rød. Det er prøvet og kan ikke anbefales.

En lidt mærkelig ting ved strandene er køerne. Hvem lader køer rende rundt? Indere. Der er over det hele.

Et godt sted vi fandt at spise var Fishtail på stranden. De havde god mad, billigt og med udsigt direkte nede på stranden.

 

Daniel havde fødselsdag mens vi har i Goa. Det var godt at kunne fejre dagen med en strandtur og herefter en god fødselsdags menu på en af de lokale restauranter. Fødselsdag kagen blev nydt med udsigt over havet.

Vi var på det traditions rige marked i Ajunta, der bliver holdt hver onsdag. Det var ikke noget at skrive hjem over, nu gør vi det så alligevel for at advare. Det har det samme “Skrammel” som de har hos de lokale gade sælgere. Den eneste sjove var at vi forsøgte at gå tilbage til vores hotel. Det gik godt og var rigtig lækkert at gå langs vandet på stranden. På et tidpunkt stoppede stranden så og blev erstattet at klipper. Vi troede at der var nemt at komme forbi disse klipper. Det viste sig at kræve mere klatre udstyr end badesutter.

En anden god tur vi havde var op til Fort Chopolap eller noget i den stil. Et gammelt fort fra ruder konges tid, der nu var forladt. Vi gik langs stranden der over. Så skulle vi klatre op af skrænten. Det gik bedre denne gang iført sandaler. Der var en rigtig flot udsigt fra Fortet over stranden.

Book a week: Not Dead Enough

I have just read the book Not dead enough by Peter James. I read the Danish translation Langtfra Død. It was a pretty easy read and quite thrilling.

It is a detective story with the hero Ray Grace in as criminal inspector. The story is told with the view from the different persons involved with the book.

A woman is found murdered and the story is about how to find the killer. The idea is that the housebound is the leader of a software company dealing with creating scheduling software is interesting. He is a workaholic that never spends time with his wife. Also a woman he knows is found dead, which is a bit strange. She is killed much the same way as the wife.

The murder has planted a lot of false leads towards convicting the housebound that he believes has stolen his business idea. Therefore the housebound have to pay. All these evidence points to the housebound, it is first when a new lead is followed that the police get the idea to find the new murder.

I find the idea with also seeing the killer’s perspective to be a bit distracting. It makes it too easy to learn what the plot is about. If it was not used this way you would have to read to the last 15% of the book before you will learn that it is not the housebound who is the killer.

Book of the Week: Gælden ved at være til / The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness

This week I was reading the danish version of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s Gælden ved at være til The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness .

It was a quite different book than I normally read. I have not read that may spiritual books. But it was quite interesting to get a perspective to how meditation works. So now I got a little heads up on what the meditation we are doing in is about.

There are a lot of great stories in the book, which gives a lot of perspective on what the good life is about.

There is also a large part of the book devoted to feeling better because of changing perspective on life.

Book of the Week: Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

This week I was read Excuses Begone! By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer with the subtitle: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits.

I’m going to see Dr Wane Dyer at Experts academy in March so I thought I would be a great book to read. And it was.

The book covers a lot of the normal excuse that we use in our daily life like

  • I’m too old
  • I’m too tired

One crucial question to ask is “Can I 100% know this is real” and for most you cannot be sure. So there is a way to change it.

A topic also covered is the Mind virus(mime), something that we have learned was a good thing because it help us at some point in our life or we learned it from our parents. It is a mix between genetic and what we have learned. They make it deficit of changing our habits.

One of the key issues is to stay in the now. It is often quite difficult but it will give much greater life if we can stay there.

It was a good book and it gave a lot of ideas to how to change our life. Just by changing the way we talk to our self.

 

Book a week: Kaplan Techincal writing

I got a great offer to buy some Kaplan books on the Kindle so I got to read Kaplan Technical Writing by Carrie Hannigan et. al.

I have been focusing on creating some documentation for the PI system so I thought that this book could help with some ideas.

The book was quite basic around something as creating a document or a mail. I think that most of the content is what you would gain from experiences.

It did provide some good comments. In each document use a statement of purpose. It will make it much easier for other users to know what they can gain from reading the document.

There is also a recommendation to use different fronts based on you expect people to read on the screen (Arial, Century Gothic, Comic Sans MS, Tahoma, or Verdana) and for print use (Times New Roman, Book Antigua, Century, and Georgia).

One thing that I have lacked is the use of active vs passive tone in the writing.

  • Active: Theresa Lane prepared the document.
  • Passive: The document was prepared by Theresa Lane

Book of the week: The Art of Public Speaking

This week it has been going on with learning to do public presentations. The art of public speaking by Dale Carnegie. The book is about how to present in front of people.

The book is designed as a course book. The chapters’ covers are fairly short and all cover a principle that you have to master as a speaker. After each chapter there are some exercises that you must do to practice. It takes a lot of time to make all the different assignments at the end of the captors. The book is therefore suited to cover a course held over a period of lessons with homework. Or by a dedicated student.

The book covers topics like gestures, words, movement, research and speech creation. It is quite informative all the different lessons that are worth looking into when creating addresses.

There is cover of different ways to influence others and how it can be used to create a good presentation.

All the ideas is quite common knowledge but it is not anything that you would see normally and remember.

Tak TDC for at standardiserede vores fibernet. Not

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Vi fik Dong fibernet for nogle år siden og vi fik sat en enkel boks op inde i huset. Nu har TDC købt nettet og vil have standardiseret nettet så det matcher med deres ændre installationer. Før havde vi en intern boks der konvertere fra fibernet til ethernet nu har vi hvad i ser her.
Hele opsætningen bruger heldigvis kun 8 W. Men det ser ikke pænt ud.

Book of the Week: Life’s Golden Ticket

This week I was reading Brendon Buchards Lifes golden ticket. I have heard a lot of this book from all Brendons marketing and cases in Experts Academy. So I found that I had to read it to learn more about what he is teaching. It is really worth reading a personal development fiction novel.

The story is about a man that is taken to an amusement park where he is taught different lessons about his life. It deals with what he is doing and how it affects other people’s life.

The book discovers a lot of nice habits that we need to embrace in our life. It is always something that we know but often forget.

A lot is about helping other people and give them love. We are often most focus on our own life.

Book of the Week: Charting and Technical Analysis

This week I have been reading about technical analysis. Charting and Technical Analysis by Fred McAllen which covers gives a basis for the different indicators to use when doing daytrading on the stock exchange. Everything is pretty easy explained and what it means for the investment.

For all the different indicators that are described a description of what happens when the thing happen is described. It makes it quite easy to understand. It does though require that you only look from that indicator. When you start looking on multiply indicators like candlesticks and trendlines you may get different indicates on the future of the market.

An interesting perspective from the book is the use of candlestick diagrams and what they mean and how they work. It is defiantly a book that is worth opening again when I get my account set up, so I can start trading. Then for each diagram it is possible to find the different positions and what they mean.