Pensieve – A shallow stone basin with odd runes and symbols carved around the edge. A silvery light shines from its contents, which are bright, whitish silver, and cloud-like, moving ceaselessly like light made liquid or like wind made solid. When many thoughts and memories crowd one’s head, one can siphon excess thoughts into the basin. It often becomes easier to spot patterns and links in memories when they are collected in the Pensieve.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Leadership and Self-Deception
I got this book from my sister for Christmas. Thanks, Maddi! I was surprised I'd never heard of it--it's apparently quite well known in the business world. It's definitely a business book, about how we deceive ourselves at work (and home) by failing to see others as people. It's told in a narrative--we follow Tom as he learns from his boss Bud and others at Zagrum Company. The narrative format makes the book very digestable. As a fan of concrete examples and stories, this book delivered--every new idea is introduced with stories and actual examples, rather than elaborating on research. Leadership and Self-Deception has actually benefited me at work, and caused me to understand why some of my work relationships weren't exactly where I wanted. Definitely a good read for anyone who interacts with other people. :)