Monthly Monday Book Review for April’2014 – Make the Impossible Possible

It’s first Monday of  April. Time for Book Review! Enjoy the Book Review with steaming hot coffee.

Book Name – Make the Impossible Possible

Author – Bill Strickland with Vince Rause

Official description of the Book

One man’s crusade to inspire others to dream bigger and achieve the extraordinary!!

What’s in the Book?

It is divided into 10 chapters – From the ghetto to Harvard Business School, growing up, a dream is born, expanding our mission, the secret to success, impossibility thinking, the power of passion, swing, reach and purpose. The organization of the book is very smart. It starts with a very inspirational stuff to create a curiosity. But from the immediate next chapter it starts with the baby step and gradually proceeds to the empowerment and then finally achievement.

What I liked the most?

  1. I love the fact that the author starts off with Chapter name “From the Ghetto to Harvard Business School”. It makes it motivating and inspirational.
  2. The next thing I liked the most is – the author’s stories of his interaction with people of different social strata are quite interesting. Not everyone can adapt and mix equally with folks of all social strata.
  3. It is quite impressive because the author returns to the moment he met his art teacher at almost every part of the book. It is quite important to remember where / who helped us get started.
  4. The approach of author’s job training center is itself a very good example of Social Entrepreneurship. They have training center in different parts of United States and each of those cater to the needs of the specific community.
  5. Last but not the least, trust me every word in the book will create motivate and inspire you to achieve against all odds.

Did you know?

Mr. Strickland worked as pilot as well as flight engineer with Braniff Airlines. What a remarkable talent – artist, history major and pilot.

What was the surprise?

The multifaceted career of Mr. Strickland was real surprise. A right brain and left brain collaboration! Well, not everyone is so gifted.

Verse to remember

“Everyday world invites you to make difference. You only need to recognize the invitations and respond in a way that suits your ambitions, your values, your resources and your passion”

Crowning glory

It is a self-development book telling you to make the impossible possible. But often times, the very first thought in a difficult situation will be – I am not a genius to solve this or fix this. The crowning glory is undoubtedly the definition of genius by Mr. Strickland.

“But genius is not the same thing as IQ or talent. It’s not something you’re born with. It’s not something you are. Genius is something you discover. We all have access to genius. It runs through our lives like a vein of gold. The people we call ‘geniuses’ have found a way to tap this vein and use the power of their own potential to do remarkable things.”

So, have you read this book? If yes, were our views different?

 

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