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Welcome to Think-Grow’s Personal Development and Growth Library. This Library Includes selected book summaries of some of the most accepted key, best-selling, and central books in the domain of personal development, personal growth and self help. The selection of book summaries in the “Think-Grow Personal Development and Growth Library”, focuses on presenting books that have been widely accepted as influential in their fields, and covering, as comprehensively and scientifically as possible, much saught after areas of persoanl development, personal effectiveness, success planning and self improvement.

The summaries below utilize the theory of mutliple intelligences to develop different interpersonal skills, including those of emotional intelligence, social intelligence and verbal intelligence.

We hope that the fine selection below helps you in your planning for strategic personal development and growth.
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell - Book Summary — $2.99

In “Outliers”, Malcolm Gladwell presents a broad view of long term success. What role do personal development planning and personal growth efforts play in our longer term possibilities of success, as compared to other factors?? What are elements that heavily influence our quest for long term success, personal growth and achievement of personal targets? Gladwell presents lessons that are not simple and can be directly applied in your planning for strategic success; rather it is important to understand many of the hidden factors that in turn will give us an important insight and understanding of significant success and achievement. These lessons help us in setting better environments that give individuals living in them better chances for success, and can influence our view of personal development and personal growth in a more general and broader-view manner. 

This summary of Outliers Presents the key factors and sub-factors that are the building blocks of success, and with a number of good and insightful examples. 

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma Summary — $1.99

“The Monk who sold his Ferrari” is Robin Sharma’s internationally bestselling  self help fable about a spiritual journey, littered with powerful life lessons that teach us how to abandon consumerism in order to embrace destiny, live life to the full intelligently and discover joy. / This inspiring self help tale is based on the author's own search for life's true purpose, providing a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. / It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life: following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possessions and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to: - Develop joyful thoughts - Follow our life's mission - Cultivate self-discipline and act courageously - Value time as our most important commodity - Nourish our relationships - Live fully, one day at a time.

This summary of “The Monk Who sold his Ferrari” presents the seven pillars of true personal growth, success and accomplishment, with the Virtue, Wisdom, and Practices and Exercises relevant to each.  

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Stephen Covey's "The seven habits of highly effective people"- Book Summary  — $3.99

“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” is recognised as one of the most influential books ever written, especially on Self Help and Personal Development. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, intelligent and principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems and ensuring sustained and genuine personal development and self help. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey’s personal growth masterpiece reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. 

Translated into thirty-four languages and with phenomenal sales, "The 7 habits of highly effective people" has been a personal development key to the success of legions of business leaders and individuals the world over.

This summary of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” presents Covey’s seven habits in a clear manner, divided into three parts, Private victory (be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first), Public Victory (think "win/win", seek first  to understand and then to be understood, synergies), and then the sustainability part (sharpen the saw). It also includes an introduction on the character ethic and paradigms. Many examples are included within this summary that help deliver the point intelligently, clearly and in a concise manner. “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” is an important landmark in all personal development and self help literature. 

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 How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci - Michael J. Gelb - Book Summary — $3.99

“How to think Like Leonardo Da Vinci” is a brilliant and enlightening personal development and self help book by Michael J. Gelb, arguing that Genius is made, not born. Human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning, intelligence and creativity. You can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your sense, and liberate your unique intelligence – by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo Da Vinci. 

Through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power – and awesome wonder – of your own genius and intelligence, mastering such life changing abilities as: 

·         Problem solving – Analytical Thinking / Creative thinking

·        Self Expression / Enjoying the world around you

·        Goal setting and life balance

·        Harmonizing body and mind

“How to think like Leonard Da Vinci” is a book that can help readers in their personal development and personal growth by utilizing the different lessons that can be learned from the life of Leonardo Da Vinci and his legendary intelligence and genius. He was a full-rounded thinker, who had contributions in different and varying fields of science, art and knowledge, and whose intelligence in one field, didn’t prevent him from being a genius in another. This Summary of “How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci” presents some lessons and components that Gelb believes were behind Leonardo’s great intelligence and genius, and the methods that readers working on their own personal development and self help plans can use to reap their benefits.

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The Power of Verbal Intelligence - Tony Buzan - Book Summary — $2.99

“The Power of Verbal Intelligence” is a very intelligent book by a very intelligent writer (Tony Buzan), who is a true authority on issues related to intelligence, the mind, and all personal development and self help efforts related to improving one’s mental fitness, and using the human brain’s potential in towards personal growth and success. In “The Power of Verbal Intelligence” Buzan, discovers the dimensions of an important field of human intelligence: The verbal Intelligence, which he proposes should be considered a separate intelligence field within the theory of multiple intelligences, and presents evidence about its relevance to our personal development. 

This summary of “The Power of Verbal Intelligence”, presents Buzan’s recommendation for best practices and observations in the field of improving this foundational element of communication (successful communication – discussed in detail in “The Communication Skills Improvement Module” – is one of the important corner stones of personal development and success), and gives important advice for the development of verbal skills, as well as certain tools for the improvement of verbal intelligence. The book also discovers the areas of communication, presentation and body language from their connections to Verbal Intelligence and the concepts presented related to memory, recall and comprehension. 

“The Power of Verbal Intelligence” concludes beautifully by discussing the relationships between verbal intelligence and each of five other intelligences: Creative Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Physical Intelligence, Spatial Intelligence and Numerical Intelligence.   

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 Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman - Book Summary — $2.99

Daniel Goleman’s most important book “Emotional Intelligence” created a revolution in the field of personal development, growth, self help, leadership development and management development, even though it applies to both professional and personal fields. Fitting within the multiple intelligences theory, Emotional Intelligence is examined by Goleman in a very scientific manner; its central role in developing soft skills and interpersonal skills, personal development and leadership success, as well as professional success is considered in detail. The concept of Emotional Intelligence is central for leadership skills, leadership development, and when planning for strategic success.

Emotional Intelligence is foundational in the personal development path of someone genuinely interested in self help and acquiring the tools needed for personal success and growth. Being emotionally intelligent (and generally aware of multiple intelligences) is a core skill necessary for success, and integral in any personal success plan and personal development plan (and self help efforts), many times more significant that being ‘traditionally intelligent’ (i.e. having a high IQ).

Goleman presents ‘Emotional Intelligence’ through four parts: the emotional brain, the nature of emotional intelligence, emotional intelligence applied and windows of opportunity.

‘Emotional Intelligence’ is not to be missed as a key step in any effort for self help, personal development and personal growth. Even if the book is a bit complex, this summary tries to simplify the information presented and deliver it in a complete, clear, yet simplified manner.  

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  Learn How to Think, & Teach your children - F. Al Qahf - Book Summary — $2.99

“Learn how to think – and Teach your children” is a book that includes a discussion of different thinking methodologies and the development of intelligence, based on the theory of multiple intelligences. It includes discussions of different intelligences and thinking styles, and shows how building up the learner’s higher thinking competencies opens his potential for creativity and gives him the opportunity to express his independent thinking, and leads to the practice of critical comparative thinking that improvises solutions to a large array of problems. 

“Learn How to think” educates on thinking, intelligence, developping thinking skills and practice. It shows the methods by which we organize our thoughts, and grow our intelligence-related skills. It discusses thiking at large, how it happens and relates to creativity, its levels and the ways by which learners can be encouraged to develop it. 

The book covers: 

·        Intelligence and the theory of multiple intelligences

·        Developping intelligence and thinking, and categorizing the thikning process

·        Analytical Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Creative Thinking, and How to intelligently develop each of them through some excercises that can serve as a basic guide of understanding the process.

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Social Intelligence - Karl Albrecht - Book Summary — $2.99

'Again, within the framework of multiple intelligences, Karl Albrecht presents his important personal development and self help work: “Social Intelligence”.  Karl Albrecht defines social intelligence (SI) as the ability to get along well with others while winning their cooperation. Linked to other components of the multiple intelligences framework, and very closely related to emotional intelligence, Social Intelligence is a combination of sensitivity to the needs and interests of others, sometimes called your “social radar,” an attitude of generosity and consideration, and a set of practical skills for interacting successfully with people in any setting (interpersonal skills or soft skills). This book – “Social Intelligence” – provides a highly accessible and comprehensive model for describing, assessing, and developing social intelligence at a personal level.

This book is filled with intriguing concepts, enlightening examples, stories, cases, situational strategies, and a self–assessment tool – all designed to help you learn to navigate social situations more successfully.

This summary of “Social Intelligence”, includes summaries of Albrecht’s discussions the following topics: 

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

The Five Dimensions of Social Intelligence

Evaluating and Developing Social Intelligence

Social Intelligence in the World of Business

Social Intelligence at the position of responsibility 

Social Intelligence and Conflict 

Social Intelligence and the next generation


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