Fall readings

At the end of 2011, I was reading about physical computing and micro-controllers. Last fall, the two most important books I read were about different topics:

Making elephants dance

Lou Gerstner acted as the CEO of IBM from 1993 to 2001. His memoir is very interesting, with large scale stories, but also details that, for him, made a difference.

A quote from the book:
Execution is really the critical part of a successful strategy. Getting it done, getting it done right, getting it done better that the next person is far more important than dreaming up new visions of the future.

The growth mindset

This book will be useful to most people reading it, especially to anyone interested in education. The thesis is very clear, thus very memorable. After reading this book, you will remember the difference between the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. Most important, you will be able to apply this awareness in your life, whether it is in your own family, in education situations, or more generally in any business.

As a music educator, I loved reading this book. I hope you will enjoy it, too.

A quote from the book:
Becoming is better than being.


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