! Book Review (Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Without Blowing it)

Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing ItBrag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this book because its unconventional and direct way of delivering ideas. Its structures are clearly divided by points and followed by explanations. What’s more about it is that for me, this book really match with The Dip by Seth Godin. While The Dip intelligently describe how we can achieve our goals and going through the bad times with persistence, it somehow pass an important point of how can we enter into the road that leads to our goals. Brag! is all about leveraging your capability to enter the path of your dreams.

The book turns up side down the conventional notion of bragging and by calling “Bragging is an art” and pointing vital phenomenon that the 21 century workplace is no longer a safe and secure haven for anyone or any career because job security is virtually non existent.

The motto of this book is that if you don’t speak up yourself then who will? The idea lies in bringing out a new paradigm in which we are the product, nevertheless of where we work and how long we have already work, we are a product for employer. Therefore, the goal is for us to create the most valuable product that worth to be offered.

What I like about this book is the so called Myth of bragging. It really open up a whole new horizon about what bragging truly is. In the book it is presented 7 point on the Myth of bragging. Of all of those points, number 1 and 4 are what gets me excited about learning to brag because I have done exactly these myth and now that I know that, I can change.

1: a job well done speak for itself
2: i don’t have to brag people will do it for me.

What I don’t like about this book is the assumption that introvert is the same as shyness. Because bragging is not just for an extrovert, but for all. In fact, the best performers are often an introvert and as Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly remind us, performance and introversion could go along really well.

A last note about this book will be besides learning the art of bragging, it also gives a resourceful tips for those who struggle with performance review and and will help with tips for those who need to pass job interview.

Related Book:
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to QuitSeth Godin

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! Book Review ( The Dip )

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit by Seth Godin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I happened to read this book in the right time when i need to have a kind of encouragement in my down time. The book is short and the content is for me contain familiar motivations and not so many novel ideas. However, sometimes even ordinary things that come in the right moment became so attractive and inspiring.

Besides of the right reading timing that I have experienced. I really like how the ordinary motivational wisdoms being described with an extraordinary way using analogies like The Dip, The Cul De Sac, and the Cliff.

It makes the concept more understandable, easy to absorb and fit just right to be put into my long term memory.

The book is also short and I finished it in less than 4 hours.

The take point of the book is aim for the best, know when to quit, and think thoroughly before entering.

Its strength that makes everyone should read this book is the pages which are few, well described content using analogies, and took less time to read. Hence, this book is really good to read almost anywhere to keep us motivated.

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