Book review: Unlearn it all to move ahead
Life’s Little Instruction Book100 Things Successful People Do
Little Exercises For Successful Living
q&a appeal that is universal
Author Nigel Cumberland tells Suzanne Locke about the inspiration for his latest book, 100 Things Successful People Do:
Have your coaching clients inspired you?
Yes, the book is inspired by both the experiences of the hundreds of leaders and professionals I have coached and/or trained in the last two decades; individuals in key cities such as London, Hong Kong and Dubai, as well as in remote locations such as Nepal, Armenia and Sri Lanka.
Have any personal experiences made their way into any chapters?
The book is also inspired by my own life – moments of great success as well as failure. The successes have included: selling a company I created; a great family; having an award-winning recruitment company in China; winning a place at Cambridge University; and becoming a multinational finance director at the age of 26.
Who is the book aimed at?
Everyone – literally anyone, anywhere. Foreign language rights are being sold; my publisher told me the book is being translated into Vietnamese.
Any other good advice?
Get home on time by “working smart”, as productively, creatively and efficiently as possible. Think like a lazy person when you’re going through your to-do list; Bill Gates said he liked to hire lazy people because they found the easiest way to do things. Sensible advice for the long-hours culture of the UAE.
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